Ladies and Gentlepals, may I introduce a Fanboy Friday that is quite unique. We are crafty cats, as you know, and conscious of the need to balance what we buy and the integrity of the source it comes from. This means no animal cruelty, and a thorough knowledge of our products for the shop Mum runs to help fund our ‘luxurious’ lifestyle.
With this in mind, meet our friend Rene who runs Cruelty Free Feathers. Now, I know you probably think feathers are feathers – right? But as Rene points out, the feathers you think are a cheap bargain in craft shops are NOT picked up off the ground OK? …. winces…
Rene saw an opportunity to provide genuine feathers of great beauty for a range of practical crafts, wonderful jewellery and interior decor – totally cruelty free, and her small, ‘made in the USA’ business values honesty, integrity and respect for animals above all things. To us it’s worth checking out Cruelty Free Feathers before you grab that plastic bag of cheap feathers in the craft store.
We did not realise, until we visited Cruelty Free Feathers, the sheer range of things feathers are used for! When we asked Rene she told us “Paint on them, paint with them, decorate hats, use for home decor, use for fine art, make jewelry, make fascinators, make hair extensions, decorate scarves…….”
Go take a look, it’s amazing what feathers are used for!