WASHINGTON, March 11, 2015 – When it comes to high fashion fur there is one woman who is setting the fashion scene ablaze and her name is Pamela M. Paquin. The company she founded, Petite Mort, has legitimized the phrase “ethical fur” and is simultaneously revolutionizing the fur industry with American road kill.
You heard that right. According to Culture Change, approximately 1 million animals a day are killed on America’s roads, reported American Farmer. Paquin made a decision use the road casualties and turn them into wonderfully affordable fur accessories for fur wearers all across the nation.
For some, the story of animal fur’s usefulness can be the beginning of the story. But for so many women like Paquin who are single moms, the story begins with the pathway she took to becoming a single mom with a dream. How she arrived at this novel idea is only part of that interesting saga.
This fashion fur business’ newfound aspiration to embrace road kill couture is also a story of a woman who struggled, as millions of single mothers do, to find ways to keep her mind, body and soul intact for both herself and for her daughter.
To say that Paquin has worn many hats is an understatement. One of those hats has been that of a business entrepreneur with a penchant for fighting resource misuse as a world renowned global sustainability expert. In fact for 15 years she worked in Boston, Edinburgh (Scotland), and Copenhagen (Denmark) perfecting her remarkable skills in this area. She even obtained a Masters degree in Peace and Conflict from the Universities of Castellon Spain and Innsbruck Austria. So being a citizen of the world is part of her DNA.
What is also part of her DNA is her Native American Mohawk heritage. This is evident in the way she approaches her work at Petite Mort. When she returned to Boston, she had still managed to retain her fondness and respect for animals and the endearing memories from raising animals on the family farm. It only seemed natural that she would seek to combine her fondness for animals and her commitment to resource usefulness; i.e., ethical animal fur use.
Paquin embraces the need to not look away as many road travelers instinctively do when seeing a dead animal on the roadway. She stressed, “We see these animals along the roadside every day and it is part of our nature to look away, because we don’t want to see how they met their tragic death. What we do brings honor to their life because their usefulness lives on.”
Consider how many countless times you have passed by a dead animal lying on the side of the road. Now think about the approximately 50 million animals are killed every year for their fur according to Born Free, as reported in American Farmer.
Have you ever paused a moment before trying on your fur coat, wrap or accessory and wondered where the animal came from and how it was killed? If you give it a second or third thought, take a look at some of the stunning animal accessories that are being created by Petite Mort. Honestly, PETA should not have one iota of opposition to the fur creations of Paquin.
Seeing Paquin’s creations is believing. Once you have, you might very well decide that purchasing ethical furs is the right decision and the best way to secure an excellent deal on fur accessories. Prices for fur hats in this collection range from $380 to $500. All fur pieces are made to measure and begin at an affordable $1,000.
The moral of the story is clear. Being a struggling single mom with a dream and a commitment to be ethical, moral and dynamic can still be successful in pursuing the American Dream.
Pamela Paquin is doing it every day at Petite Mort.