Wool Of The Dog

By Erwan Fichou

Doumé Jalat-Dehen makes wool out of dog hair and then her customers make sweaters from the dog wool. Photographer Erwan Fichou went to visit her in Brittany, where Doumé gave him the names and addresses of some of her clients. Erwan then set off across France and Belgium to meet them and take their pictures. 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.

People with their dogs, wearing the sweaters they made from that dog’s fur. Ugh.

More people with their dogs, again wearing the sweaters they made from that dog’s fur. Double ugh.

 

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