Humane Society Finds Dog Fur In Faux Fur Marc Jacobs Jackets
The Humane Society was on PETA patrol recently when an investigation into NYC retail giant Century 21’s line of “faux fur” winter jackets by designer Marc Jacobs returned some not-so-animal-friendly results.
via NY Daily News
It’s a faux fur fakeout — Marc Jacobs jackets being sold at Century 21 department stores actually contain dog hair.
Even if the labels say otherwise, the “faux fur” garments sold by the retailer are made with the fur of cuddly Chinese raccoon dogs, a breed that’s often skinned alive for its soft coat.
Tests arranged as part of an undercover probe by the Humane Society and state Assembly member Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) identified various items hawked by Century 21 as containing real canine fur.
“Anybody who doesn’t want to buy animal fur should be very angry that a product that they’re trying to avoid is being misrepresented as a product they may want to buy,” said Pierre Grzybowski of the Humane Society’s Fur Free Campaign.
Century 21 issued a statement pointing the finger at the manufacturers, although state law — introduced by Rosenthal — requires labeling of all garments as “real fur” or “faux fur.”
“Century 21 does not create garment labels, the manufacturers do,” the retailer said.
Hmmm. Even though these aren’t the type of dogs that most people have in their homes, they ARE still dogs technically. Would this affect your decision to flaunt your faux fur?