Mainstream fashion may have found a new love for fur, but fur is still a major fashion faux pas at most green events. If you’ve got a fur-trimmed coat or accessory tucked away in your closet from your pre-eco-conscious days, you can finally put that fur to good, green use — by donating it to Buffalo Exchange‘s Coats for Cubs drive for The Humane Society of the United States.

Buffalo Exchange is one of my favorite spots for pre-loved fashion shopping, and Coats For Cubs is an annual drive for used fur apparel and accessories. Collected furry items are then used as bedding and warm cushioning for orphaned and injured wildlife.

This year, Coats For Cubs begins on Nov. 13 and goes through Earth Day, April 22, 2011. So if you’ve started going through your winter wardrobe because of  the unusually cold fall weather, make sure to set aside the furs for donations. Don’t worry if your furry fashions are out of style or in poor shape — the condition or style of the fur doesn’t matter.

Can’t find a Buffalo Exchange store near you — or want a tax deduction for your donation? Then mail your duds directly to The Humane Society of the United States, Attn: Coats for Cubs, 2100 L St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037.

Donate furs to help orphaned animals
Drop off used fur apparel and accessories at a Buffalo Exchange store -- and help warm and comfort orphaned or injured wildlife.