Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Following their new fashion line’s recent opening, the Olsen twins have once again sparked PETA’s outrage for their fashion materials of choice: fur.
The twins’ new fashion line, The Row, has released a backpack made up of patches of various animal furs found in their Pre-Fall 2012 leather goods collection described as the W909821 Multi-Patchwork Fur.
The bag, which sells at around $16,000, once again caught the attention of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), who have publicly criticized the pair’s obvious inclination to use fur in their style.
“If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it’s probably a Trollsen Twin—or someone wearing one of their new $16,000 totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals,” a spokesperson for PETA told E! News.
The spokesperson further adds, “What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value. Sadly, it’s the foxes, calves, and alligators—who often have the fur ripped off them while they are still conscious and able to feel pain—who pay the dearest price.”
Despite countless criticisms, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen remain considered as part of Hollywood’s most fashionable and stylish people, even garnering the 2012’s Womenswear Designers of the Year award given out earlier this month by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.