What to do with mink coat
LEMtheoriginal · 28/04/2021 14:20
Please don't turn this into an anti fur debate, i hate the fir trade as much as the next person.
I have my mum's fur coat, she died at Christmas.
I don't know what to do with it? I gave a faus fur coat to a friend but obv dudnt want the fur. Just tried a vintage clothes shop and i swear youd have thought i wanted to sell her the scalps of murdered children
It was my nans before that. The poor ctitters are long passed.
It feels wrong just to discard it for two reasons.
- It belonged to my mum and as such there is emotional atrachnent.
2. It seems pretty disrespectful to the poor bloody mink to just discard it.
I don't care about money, will a charity shop be able to mske use of it?
Any thoughts? I don't want to keep it - feels wrong
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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viques · 28/04/2021 14:25
Do you have a local theatre group near you, would they take it as a prop or a costume. Bit of a long shot as I imagine many actors would feel uncomfortable wearing it.
If you have a big garden I would probably bury it and let it rot down and return some nutrition to the soil.
MargosKaftan · 28/04/2021 14:28
Most chain charity shops won't take it.
As it was your nans and your mums, I would treat it as a family heirloom. Do you have space to store it?
I think id do nothing with it. But then every time I open my jewellery box, I see a necklace that was my grandmothers that I would never wear, but never get rid of.
rainbowthoughts · 28/04/2021 14:47
This is a situation I will come across in the future. I have already decided to bin it. The emotional attachment is a red herring. Your emotional attachment was to your mum and whether you bin, donate or sell the fur makes no difference.
I'm sorry for your loss
DaphneDuBois · 28/04/2021 14:48
I know it seems disrespectful to the animal but it’s long dead and nothing is going to bring it back so I wouldn’t even factor that in. I’d throw it. I say that as a vegan! If you really don’t want to throw it because of sentimental reasons, maybe list it on freecycle as unwanted fur. Not more you can say in a listing really to make it more covetable. I know it’s hard when it’s your mum’s though.
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