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28

Jan

Is that faux fur really fake?A Humane Society investigation finds that Kohl’s sold handbags labeled as faux-fur that contained rabbit fur. It’s not the first time a retailer has mislabeled real fur as fake. In fact, it’s more common than you think.

Is that faux fur really fake?
A Humane Society investigation finds that Kohl’s sold handbags labeled as faux-fur that contained rabbit fur. It’s not the first time a retailer has mislabeled real fur as fake. In fact, it’s more common than you think.

10

Dec

Real-life fox and hound fight the fur industry
The adorable duo inspired a book that the authors hope will ‘show how similar foxes and dogs actually are.’

04

Dec

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.Read more.

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.

Read more.

08

Jan


 Woody Harrelson narrates new anti-fur video 



Actor/activist hopes the family-friendly PSA will makes fashion designers and consumers think twice about using and wearing animal fur.
Actor/activist hopes the family-friendly PSA will makes fashion designers and consumers think twice about using and wearing animal fur.

20

Oct

If you’re a cat owner, you have to accept the fact that your furniture will always be furry and your black pants will never be entirely black again — unless you have a black cat. But what if you were to turn all that cat fur into something stylish? That’s what Kate Benjamin of Moderncat did. She took cat fur and rolled it into tight balls of fur and then enlisted the help of jewelry designer Heidi Abrahamson to create hairball earrings and a matching necklace.14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far

If you’re a cat owner, you have to accept the fact that your furniture will always be furry and your black pants will never be entirely black again — unless you have a black cat. But what if you were to turn all that cat fur into something stylish? That’s what Kate Benjamin of Moderncat did. She took cat fur and rolled it into tight balls of fur and then enlisted the help of jewelry designer Heidi Abrahamson to create hairball earrings and a matching necklace.
14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far

19

Apr

Possum pest feeds thriving New Zealand fur industryThe brushtail possum has become a feral pest, its fur providing a lucrative sideline for hunters who supply a burgeoning luxury goods industry.

Possum pest feeds thriving New Zealand fur industry
The brushtail possum has become a feral pest, its fur providing a lucrative sideline for hunters who supply a burgeoning luxury goods industry.

23

Feb

Woman tries to hire hit man to kill fur-wearerAn Ohio woman is being held in custody on charges she used Facebook to try to hire a hit man to kill a person at random for wearing fur.

Woman tries to hire hit man to kill fur-wearer
An Ohio woman is being held in custody on charges she used Facebook to try to hire a hit man to kill a person at random for wearing fur.

13

Jan

Olivia Munn strips down for PETAThe 31-year-old “Daily Show” actress was shot by top celebrity photographer Emily Shur for a series of provocative ads urging people to consider animals before fashion.

Olivia Munn strips down for PETA
The 31-year-old “Daily Show” actress was shot by top celebrity photographer Emily Shur for a series of provocative ads urging people to consider animals before fashion.

30

Nov

NBA star joins PETA’s anti-fur campaignNuggets center Chris Andersen goes shirtless for new “Ink, Not Mink” ad.

NBA star joins PETA’s anti-fur campaign
Nuggets center Chris Andersen goes shirtless for new “Ink, Not Mink” ad.

29

Nov

Recycled cotton animal stolesWow … talk about faux fur. These whimsical and totally comfy fox and raccoon stoles (sold separately for $28) from Green 3 are handmade in upstate New York from yarn spun from textile industry leftovers that otherwise would have been discarded. For a completely head-turning look, consider these mittens and winter caps also made from recycled cotton.Check out the rest of MNN’s 2011 holiday gift guide.

Recycled cotton animal stoles
Wow … talk about faux fur. These whimsical and totally comfy fox and raccoon stoles (sold separately for $28) from Green 3 are handmade in upstate New York from yarn spun from textile industry leftovers that otherwise would have been discarded. For a completely head-turning look, consider these mittens and winter caps also made from recycled cotton.
Check out the rest of MNN’s 2011 holiday gift guide.