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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

FAKING IT? HARDLY


A few designers are in the doghouse for using real animal fur on clothing after vowing not to use anything but faux fur.

A Humane Society report targets Tommy Hilfiger, Baby Phat and Sean John products, which were found to have wild raccoon and domestic dog fur, including a German
shepherd-collie mix.

It seems designers outsource their manufacturing to China, where fur is cheap and animal laws less stringent, so often many garments are mislabeled. As a result, some retailers end up selling those with real fur as faux.

Sounds like the consumer is getting skinned no matter what their animal-rights stance is.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Matilda Daddy Longlegs said...

Love the collie in the picture-is the name Taffy-I've been looking for her for some time?

Getting back to fake or fluke-different cultures have different priorities-animals do have rights but some of these 'people' carry it tooooo extremes-people also have a right to buy and sell what they want as long as the law allows-what happened to 'human rights' in the U.S.A

They need to ease up and have a few 'Grasshoppers' (drink) or are they anti-party 'animals' tooooooooooo?

Tue Apr 03, 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Yappy Ginger said...

I don't know what she just said but that dog looks comfortable..to wear I mean. Doggie ear muffs and and fur lined collars. That's what I'm saying.

Tue Apr 03, 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous korean BBQ said...

Can you save Chinese buffet?

Tue Apr 03, 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous animal-lover said...

I belong to the other PETA- People Eating Tons of Animals

Tue Apr 03, 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dogs should not be used for this purpose!!!dmc

Wed Apr 04, 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Judith said...

There we go with CHEAP PRODUCTS from China!! I had heard about this - and now the Chinese supplier of the whaet gluten responsible for our animals deaths...and how they are rounding up PET dogs and killing them to "stop rabies"...I could go on and on...

Wed Apr 04, 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous koreanchef said...

avoid Chinese buffets and takeout..woof woof!

Wed Apr 04, 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Timmy....where's Lassie? Please tell me she just fell in a well and hasn't been abducted by Chinese fur traders!!!

Thu Apr 05, 06:09:00 PM  

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