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15 bizarre green inventions

By: Laura Moss on Feb. 25, 2011, 10:35 a.m.
furry handbag

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Pet fur clothing and accessories

Ever wondered if you could put the hair your pet sheds to good use? You're not alone. Instead of throwing out wads of dog and cat fur, many people have used it to knit sweaters, afghans and handbags. In fact, some people have even made a business out of it. Some spin pet hair for inexperienced knitters, while others have invented custom dog-hair afghans and designer cat-hair handbags.