Is that faux fur really fake?
The Humane Society of the United States issued a consumer warning this week, informing consumers that Kohl’s was selling “faux-fur” handbags made with real fur.
HSUS investigators tested several styles of Nicole Lee Fabiola handbags advertised as having “faux-fur trimming” and discovered that the so-called fake fur was actually rabbit fur.
Mislabeling real fur — for example, claiming rabbit fur is mink — is nothing new. However, mislabeling real fur as faux is a relatively new development.
And it’s happening more than you’d expect.