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Faux Fur Actually Real Dog Hair

By: Trendopoly - Published: Feb 9, 2007   Updated: Apr 27 2011 • References: cnn and styledash
Your favorite hot pink jacket with that fab faux fur collar might lose some of its appeal- unless you're okay with dog fur trimming! It turns out that many brand name garments sold at major department stores have been mislabeled as faux fur, when in reality they are real animal fur including hair of dogs, raccoons and rabbits.

Implications - You might be wondering how brands can get away with not labeling the fur that's being used. Well, the fact is that this isn't required if the amount of fur on the product is valued at less than $150; so there's a bit of a moral gray line here. Next time you purchase fur, perhaps a bit of consideration and thought should be put into this decision.