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Veterinarian to make purses out of dog hair (video)

By Mason White 2:15 PM September 15, 2014
Doris Carvalho with purse made of dog 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A veterinarian has launched a campaign to collect funds for her new business idea, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

Doris Carvalho of Tampa, Florida, launched her Kickstarter campaign to start a new fashion craze of using dog hair to make purses.

Carvalho said that her process of making the purses does not harm any dogs. She takes the hair of dogs, which were groomed, and processes them into high-end handbags that sell for about $1,000 a piece.

Mass production can lower the cost. It takes about 50 hours to make one bag. The woman offers the option of creating a purse using the hair of the customer’s dog.

Carvalho is a veterinarian and a fashion designer. Carvalho is looking to raise $15,000. So far, she has raised $455.