The Telegraph reports on some disturbing news that real fur is turning up in products marketed as fake fur!
Items bought from popular stores Missguided and House of Fraser, which were labelled as faux fur, were found to be real after tests by a fibres expert.
Sky News found that a pair of gloves bought from House of Fraser were found to have fur likely to be from a rabbit.
Missguided sold a pair of pink stiletto heels decorated with pom poms to shopper Donna Allison. After testing the pom poms were found to have been made with real fur, most likely to be from a cat.
This is far from the first time this has happened. Today reported in 2014 on a similar finding across American retailers!
Some of the nation’s biggest retailers, including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom Rack, Belk, Jacadi and Gilt Groupe, advertise “faux fur.” But a Rossen Reports investigation found that some of the items they’re selling actually come from the fur of real animals, including rabbits, coyotes and raccoon dogs.
The Fur Free Alliance also produced a report on large retailers pulling the same bullshit in 2016!
Fur Free Alliance member The Humane Society of the United States asks the Federal Trade Commission to bring enforcement action under federal consumer protection laws against the 17 retailers for false advertising of fur garments. Amazon, Neiman Marcus, Kohl’s, Nordstrom are among those facing potential civil or criminal penalties.
So there you have it: unless you’re in the business of genetically testing the fake fur you want to buy, best stay away from it altogether. Keep in mind that, in Asia at least, its often cheaper to produce real fur than fake fur.
Also consider that most people won’t know you’re wearing fake fur and you’re basically promoting the fur industry everywhere you go!
The HSUS have a field guide to telling animal fur from fake fur, if you still insist upon it for some reason!