We posted recently about the Humane Society’s investigation into the widespread use of canine fur from China in clothes sold in the US. One coat in particular was made by Diddy’s line “Sean Jean” and was initially labeled “faux.” Tests prove the coat uses dog fur.
Diddy has apologized for the use of the material:
- “I was completely unaware of the nature of this material, but as soon as we were alerted, the garments were pulled off the Macy’s floor and website. I have instructed our outwear licensee to cease the production of any garments using this material immediately. I appreciate the tireless work that the Humane Society does and would like to thank them for bringing attention to this issue.”
Sean Jean is not the only clothing label to use fur from China—where there are fewer animal rights laws. According to the Humane Society: “China currently ranks as the leading exporter of fur and supplies half of all of the fur products that enter the United States for sale. Animals documented as raised and killed in China–in barbaric ways–include dogs, cats, foxes, mink, and, of particular note, raccoon dogs, a species of canine whose fur resembles raccoon.”
The Fur Products Labeling Act prohibits the advertising or sale of any fur product that is falsely or misleadingly labeled, and authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to seek criminal penalties, impose fines of up to $5,000 per violation and to seize mislabeled products. —MEGHANN MARCO(Thanks, malatron)
Previously: Sean John Sells Dog Fur Jacket as “Faux”