KITSON was recently busted for selling REAL fur as faux fur. Even after they “apologized” for their murderous mistake, Kitson continued to sell real fur.
These are the three items Kitson sold as “faux fur” that were tested by The Humane Society, and proven to be real animal fur. The Street Level purse that was sold as faux fur, but determined to canine fur, is STILL in stores.
This is unacceptable, Kitson.
We urge everyone to boycott Kitson until they go fur free. If you’re in the LA area, we’ll be protesting outside their Robertson Blvd location tomorrow 11/17, from 1-4pm.
If you’re not in LA or unable to attend, please voice your concerns to Kitson by signing and sharing our Kitson fur free petition (change.org/kitson)
~Fur Free LA
The Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010 took full effect on Sunday, March 18. According to this law, retailers could be subject to fines and jail time if they sell animal fur or fur-trimmed garments without proper labeling and advertising. Retailers are now required to provide the species and country of origin of the animal for any fur-containing garment.
March 18 marked the end of a one-year grace period extended to garments that were previously exempt from the act (i.e. if the value of the animal fur was less than $150). The legislation was originally signed by President Obama in December 2010.
Past Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) investigations have found many fur-trimmed jackets that were either unlabeled or falsely labeled as “faux fur” when in fact they were made with raccoon fur. Sources indicate that many of these animals were skinned alive in China.
A representative from the HSUS was quoted: “We urge the Federal Trade Commission to aggressively pursue fur advertising and labeling scofflaws, both to protect consumers and to create a level playing field for law-abiding retailers.”
Via One Green Planet