Tuesday, April 13, 2010

California Fur-Labelling Gets Strict

On April 5, the California Assembly voted to close a loophole in federal law pertaining to fur labels. Current laws only require labeling if the product uses at least $150 worth of animal fur. Manufacturers thus evade the law by using cheaper animal fur and not labeling the product, leading consumers to believe it is a synthetic.

The California bill would require that all garments containing fur are labeled with the type of animal and the country of origin.

Read more at Los Angeles Times.

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