Petite Mort Fur doesn’t let roadkill go to waste. Designer Pamela Paquin turns them into wearable fashion.
Pamela Paquin, owner of Petite Mort Fur in New England, finds roadkill on the side of the road, or buys it from taxidermists, then “upcycles” the fur into wearable accessories. Paquin’s pieces are sold for as much as $2,000. Millions of animals are killed each year on roadways, Paquin feels they might as well be utilized. Paquin’s fur fashion ranges from coyote, to beaver, to fawn, to bear.
Paquin is a licensed trapper and learned to skin animals growing up on a farm. She spent time in Europe in the fashion industry and realized that using roadkill for fur is the most ethical and sustainable way to use fur for fashion.
Check out the slideshow to see fashion accessories created from roadkill.
All images from Petite Mort Fur.
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