Once reserved for Burning Man attire, animal hoods have hit the mainstream. Los Angeles based SpiritHoods has created a line of faux fur, animal inspired hoods and hats that not only look cool, but contribute to the preservation of the endangered animals they represent. Pair the SpiritHoods with the Astis leather mittens to complete your Native American inspired look on the slopes this winter.
Handmade in Los Angeles, the SpiritHoods are modeled after a variety of animals including wolves, bears, owls, pandas, raccoons, rabbits, and even lions. Playing a bit into Native American stereotyping, each animal includes a description of what that particular animal spirit represents, showcasing your desired personality traits when wearing the hood.
The faux fur hoods and hats are all made from 100% acrylic, with a variety of linings including polyester, acrylic, and linen.The Snow Mystic Wolf (pictured top) is designed specifically for use when skiing or snowboarding. A goggle attachment at the back of the hood keeps them secure, while the 25" scarf features two cargo pockets for glove storage and even a lift ticket pocket.
When you purchase a SpiritHood with the PRO BLUE label, the company will donate 10% of net profits to a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of that particular animal. For example, SpiritHoods works with Pandas International, a non-profit that has begun a massive bamboo planting project at the Wolong nature reserve in preparation for the re-introduction of Panda cubs into the wild. Money that SpiritHoods raises from the sale of Panda hoods will go directly to planting bamboo at the Wolong nature reserve.
The SpiritHoods faux fur animal hoods and hats retail for $69-$199, available for men, women, and children. With over 53K Facebook fans and counting, expect to see numerous animal hoods around this winter.
Which animal spirit would you like to be?