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Kohl’s labels real fur as fake fur. faux fur

Fashion, Marcy's Pet Peeves

Marcy’s Pet Peeve (Round One)

 

Marcy marches in to the office where Cynthia is busily typing away on the computer.

Marcy (ominously):  I have a pet.

Cynthia (absently):  That’s nice. Is it a moth or a bug or something?

Cynthia turns around real quick.

Cynthia (alarmed):  It’s not a mouse or a bird is it?

Marcy:  No. It’s a pet peeve.

Cynthia:  You’re a pet peeve.

Cynthia laughs uproariously at her own joke. Marcy is not amused and swishes her tail back and forth.

Cynthia:  Sorry. What’s your pet peeve?

Marcy:  Retailers selling real fur that they’ve labelled faux fur.

Cynthia (sighing):  It happened again?

Marcy: Yes. This time it’s Kohl’s. For the second time this year! This week they were selling raccoon dog fur on a parka.

Kohl’s parka with raccoon dog fur
labelled as “faux fur”

Marcy:  And earlier this year it was rabbit fur on a purse. And before that it was Urban Outfitters, Century 21 Department Stores, and even Neiman Marcus. 

What gives, Cindy?  What. Gives?!

Cynthia:  I don’t know. Carelessness?

Marcy:  Heartlessness is more like it. And greed. And … and … and… INHUMANITY. Why would they try to trick people who want fake fur into buying real fur?

Cynthia:  I don’t know, Marcy. But it’s in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act to label real fur as faux fur. From what I understand, raccoon dog fur is used quite frequently as a substitute for faux fur, It’s unconscionable. Not to mention underhanded. And plain mean.

Marcy (seething):  I’m so mad.

Cynthia:  So do something about it!  Click here for a link from the Humane Society of the United States asking Kohl’s to adopt a fur-free policy.

Marcy:  I’ll do it. And then I’m going to find those lying executives and cruel fur farm owners and [bleepity bleep] them and {bleep bleep bleep}.

Cynthia:  My sentiments exactly.

 

*If you’re worried that your faux fur may in fact be real, click here for quick handy dandy tips to figure it out.