'Moulded Mole' slippers
Niels van Eijk
and Miriam van der Lubbe
(born Netherlands, 1972)
Unique, from the Underdogma collection
Lent by Studio Van Eijk and Van der Lubbe, Netherlands
Moles are caught as pests, but here their fur has been used to make luxurious slippers. The designers invite us to question our attitudes to fur. It is a contested material in both fashion and design - for some a luxury material, for others a product of cruelty to animals.