That "faux" fur jacket could legally contain dog fur not noted on label


When ads describe products as containing faux fur and product labels show no indication of real fur, clothing may still contain animal fur, a Congressional committee was told on May 13.

Beneath posters of advertisements for jackets and coats and pictures of labels that list no fur, Michael Markarian, chief operations officer of the Humane Society of the United States, told a panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee that a lack of federal regulations together with advances in making faux fur mean consumers often don't know what they are getting on a garment.

Burberry jacket actually contained rabbit fur
Burberry jacket actually contained rabbit fur

He said current federal regulations offer "a loophole that is causing consumer confusion and deception."