In need of ostrich feathers

posted 1 year ago in Decor
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Amazon 

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Busy bee

If i were you I’d choose another option that isn’t inhumane.

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Buzzing bee

macpartyoftwo :  I’m all for cruelty-free, well, everything…but don’t birds feathers come out on their own without having to be plucked? Kinda like how dogs shed? If not I’m sorry for being a dumbass, that’s just what I always thought 😞

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Buzzing Beekeeper

happiekrappie :  Sure feathers fall out naturally just like human hair but do you really think that commercial amounts of feathers just come from farmers picking up naturally shed feathers? They come from extremely inhumane practices. 

OP there are plenty of etihical choices that you can go with. Just takes a google search.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

The birds are most likely killed for these feathers 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

gypsymermaid :  they are actually plucked while they are still alive. The process is best described as torture, though if you watch videos I’m sure you’ll agree there are no words to describe the agony. 

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Buzzing bee

veganeh :   gypsymermaid :   macpartyoftwo :   j_jaye :  the commercial processing thing makes sense…when you think of it from that perspective, I’m sure it is quite inhumane because in order to make a real “profit” (gross), they’ll likely need to produce feathers in mass-volume. Thanks for the clarification, everyone. 

 

OP, can you perhaps find synthetic feathers? I did a quick search on amazon for those, and they seem to have a variety of options! https://www.amazon.com/s?k=artificial+ostrich+feathers&crid=2BLL15VTZYIJD&sprefix=artificial+ost&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_14

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Judgement-free answer for OP:

Amazon, as was mentioned before, or better yet, a brick and mortar craft store like Michael’s.  That way, you can get a good look at the feathers in person and make sure they are the right size and color and can select packages without damaged feathers in them or whatever.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

featherplace.com  It’s where I got all the Rooster feathers that didn’t come from my own chickens. In their “About Me” section… 

The Feather Place is an eco-friendly company. With the exception of natural molting, ALL the feathers we sell are byproducts of other industries and would have otherwise been discarded. 

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - A historic Art Deco and French Renaissance Theatre

jmn10259778 :  I just saw someone selling them in the classified section on here!

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Honey bee

Surely they must make faux feathers somewhere. If not featherplace.com sounds good.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

jmn10259778 :  I strongly urge you to go with faux feathers. I highly doubt you would enjoy your hair being ripped from your scalp until your skin is left raw and burning. 

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