Nutria are pests. This non-indigenous species was released into our marshes in the 1930s, and ever since, they’ve been destroying our coast lines and levee systems.
Ninety-eight percent of the nutrias killed in the Coastwide Nutria Control Plan (CNCP) end up being disposed of. Cree McCree, founder of the Righteous Fur show, is hoping to change that. Instead of being wasteful, she is touting these precious pelts as “guilt free” fashion. Her grassroots movement to save the coast and promote nutria fur as a fashionable alternative in the pelt industry has gained local and national attention, and Righteous Fur will be heading to New York for two sold out shows on November 21st.
The local fashion show takes place this Friday, November 12th, and features work by many local designers–including Kerry Fits of Bayou Salvage, Christine Wright of Avante Garb, and Alicia Zenobia of Autonomous Clothing.
Come out this Friday to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to support the show and learn more about what you can do to help protect our coast. Admission is $10 for museum members, $15 for non-museum members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 504.539.9616, or reserve your tickets in advance through Eventbrite.
Nutria-palooza!: Righteous Fur Fashion Show
Friday, November 12th – Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Patrick F. Taylor Library (enter at Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St)