Doumé Jalat-Dehen of Brittany, France creates custom coats, sweaters, and hats for dog owners using the fur gathered from their beloved pets (the stuff that results from shedding and brushing). Photographer Erwan Fichou decided to base one of his photo projects around the furry fashions. His series Dogwool features portraits of these owners wearing Jalat-Dehen’s creations, standing besides the animals the materials were gathered from.
The portraits were captured across France and Belgium. VICE Magazine writes,
It takes about seven years to gather enough dog hair for a sweater. First of all, you can’t just pull the fur out out! That’s inhumane, plus it’s cheating. You just have to brush your dog regularly and save what comes off. Then you mail your precious collection of Rover fur to Doumé and she will return it to you in a 50-gram ball of dog wool.
Visit Fichou’s website to see more of his work.
(via F Stop Lounge)
Image credits: Photographs by Erwan Fichou