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14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far

By: Laura Moss on Sept. 23, 2011, 10:16 a.m.
Reindeer poop jewelry

Photo: Miller Park Zoo

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Reindeer poop jewelry

In 2009, the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Ill., made nearly $21,000 selling jewelry made from reindeer droppings. The dung is dehydrated, sterilized and sprayed with glitter and then sold as “Magical Reindeer Gems.” The jewelry is so popular that the zoo’s gift shop regularly sells out. Requests for reindeer poop necklaces have even been made by other countries, but federal regulations don’t allow reindeer poop to be exported.