Cat groomer recycles cat hair into purses
Updated Apr 29, 2022
When Danelle German sees a Persian Cat come into her grooming salon, her heart skips a beat. That’s because many people want their Persian cats shaved for easy maintanence and Danelle uses the leftover hair in a lucrative recycling business. She spins the cat hair into a silky yarn to produce one-of-a-kind handbags that sell for between $45 and $400. She apparently has sold these handbags all over the world. Great idea or way out there? Depends on who you are — and if the purse is made from your cat’s hair.
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Cathy Rosenthal (aka The Pet Pundit), CHES, CFE
Animal Welfare Communications Specialist
Cathy brings more than 35 years' experience in the animal welfare field. She is a sought-after speaker, Certified Humane Education Specialist, a syndicated pet advice columnist, an author, a publisher, and of course - a loving pet parent.