The ostrich industry started over a 100 years ago because of the beautiful feathers which was very sought after in Europe and North America for ladies fashion.
Today we mainly farm with ostriches for their meat and skins – ostrich leather is exotic and very sought after like the feathers were a century ago. Today ostrich feather are mainly used for feather-dusters. Ostrich feathers has static energy which makes them very useful and practical items since it draws the dust into the feather-duster. Ostrich feather dusters are perfect for those delicate items you might have on display in your house (like a glass menagerie) to clean with.
Ostrich feathers are very popular because they are so user friendly and also cheap. We still use ostrich feathers to make stunning boa’s and the like but the feather duster is the most popular item because it has static energy.