Real fur wrongly sold as faux fur

Racoon fur is sold as faux fur

Last week it was all over facebook that some well-known brands are wrongly selling real fur as faux fur. This fur is skinned off rabbits, racoons and even cats. Please note that the sale of cats’ and dogs’ fur is banned in the European Union. Immediately after this exposure, the brands concerned removed these wrongly marketed real fur products from their shelves. They have stated that they will investigate further their manufacturers. For more information, watch the video by Sky News, below.

Immediately after this exposure, the brands concerned removed these wrongly marketed real fur products from their shelves. They have stated that they will investigate further their manufacturers. For more information, watch the video by Sky News, below.

Fake faux fur on British high streets

We asked a fibres expert to analyse “fake fur” being sold on the high street – he identified real rabbit, racoon dog, mink and cat fur

Posted by Sky News on Monday, April 10, 2017

 

This shocking news worried me as sometimes I do like to have faux fur on my clothes or accessories.  However, with the help of PETA, now I am not worrying anymore, as straight after the news, PETA shared a video on how to check for real fur.

 

A Sky News investigation has found real fur marketed as faux fur on British high streets. http://news.sky.com/story/real-animal-fur-sold-as-fake-on-british-high-street-10832370 Here’s how you can check:

Posted by PETA UK on Monday, April 10, 2017

 

After watching this video, I went to check if the fur on my new Tally Weijl jacket is fake, and it is. I was previously considering buying a cheap faux fur ball keychain from eBay, but after this news, I don’t want to risk it.

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(a.k.a. Fiona Vella) Malta-born blogger. I have been blogging during these last 6 years on my cruelty-free lifestyle including recipes, beauty and makeup products that I discover, receive, buy and try.