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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen receive the Womenswear Designers of the Year Award at the 2012 CFDA Awards on June 4, 2012, in a photo from their fashion line The Rows official Facebook page. /  Fur back pack from The Rows Pre-Fall 2012 collection. - Provided courtesy of Facebook.com/pages/The-Row / TheRow.com

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen under fire from PETA over $16,900 fur back pack

06/29/2012 by Olivia Allin

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have once again incurred the wrath of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, this time for their $16900 backpack made of mismatched patches of animal fur.

"If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll, it's probably a Trollsen Twin - or someone wearing one of their new $16,000 totes, which are made from the fur and skins of innocent animals," PETA said in a statement to OnTheRedCarpet.com.

"What the Olsens lack in creativity, they try to make up for in shock value. Sadly, it's the foxes, calves, and alligators - who often have the fur ripped off them while they are still conscious and able to feel pain - who pay the dearest price."

The multi patchwork fur back pack is from The Row's Pre-Fall 2012 leather goods collection. The bag did impress celebrity stylist and designer Rachel Zoe, who named it a "pre-fall staple" on her blog, The Zoe Report.

PETA have long targeted the Olsen twins, even creating an interactive dress-up game called "Fatal Fashion," where the designers are referred to as "Hairy-Kate" and "Trashley."

The Olsen twins have not commented on PETA's criticism.

Mary-Kate and her twin sister Ashley Olsen began their acting careers when they were toddlers, playing Michelle Tanner on the sitcom "Full House," which ran between 1987 and 1995. They went on to star together in several films. Ashley Olsen's final acting role was in the 2004 movie "New York Minute," which also marked her last project she starred in with her twin.

The pair is now known for their fashion empire, which is made up of several clothing and accessory collections, such as the higher-end Elizabeth and James and The Row as well as Olsenboye for JC Penney. The twins were recently named Womenswear Designers of the Year at the 2012 CFDA Awards on June 4, 2012.

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