I often use vintage fur coats for my creations. Although we don't wear fur now, for many women of previous generations, having a fur coat was very important to them. That was the status symbol for a woman rather than an exotic holiday or a second car. I do not use new pelts.
I have done commissions for customers who want to keep something from a fur coat that means something to them, perhaps belonged to a family member who is no longer here. This is a before and after.