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« on: October 04, 2012 09:09:46 AM »

So, I have been selling hooded cowls on Etsy for a month or so, and recently I had a customer say that her cowl had animal fur crocheted into it, and she is allergic! It's so completely mortifying. I've added an allergy alert to my shop info, and I now keep all my items, both finished and in progress, sealed in a bag and then launder them prior to shipping. It's just hard to spend 8 hours in a completely sterile environment. I've offered a complete refund, but was wondering if anyone else has run into this, and have any tips? And how can I get the fur out?! I'm thinking my only friend right now is a roll of duct tape, but even though my yarn is acrylic, will this ruin them? Kinda panicking. I have three cats and a dog, all of whom shed like it's a full time job.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012 10:07:19 AM »

Oh man. As someone with three cats I totally understand! I just think the only thing you can do is what you're already doing.  Undecided I wouldn't take duct tape to anything for sure.
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Oh man, last time I made something for someone with allergies I brought a change of clothes and crocheted in the library.  Undecided I can't do anything but sympathize atm, I hope someone has some more tips.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012 11:15:09 AM »

Yeah I have a Maine Coon, a Border Collie/Golder Retriever/Black Lab mix, and two Russian Blues. It's so hard! I vacuum every day! And animals LOVE crocheted items like it's catnip!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012 08:33:34 AM »

You will never get all the fur out with an animal population like that. I went to one of your listings, and there is no pet alert on the listing. That's where it needs to be. Many people don't bother to look at general store policies.
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012 01:09:10 PM »

You will never get all the fur out with an animal population like that. I went to one of your listings, and there is no pet alert on the listing. That's where it needs to be. Many people don't bother to look at general store policies.

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