Top Secret About Red Fur Coat
Consumers are used to faux fur being almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
Sometimes, faux fur can be just as real as the
real thing. An investigation by the charity Humane Society International (HSI) found that British stores were selling fake fur items that had their origins not in synthetic fibres,
but in real furry creatures. Fluffy "faux fur" clips sold by Boots were made from mink;
a pompom keyring from Tesco and gloves from Fat Face were made from rabbit fur.
"[These stores] are all companies with commendable no-fur policies, so it is very disappointing to find that real animal fur has slipped into their stores described as faux fur," says Claire
Bass, director of the HSI.