Trading Standards warning: Fur real? Or faux?

Published Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Shoppers are being warned to check unlabelled “fur” items and not to assume that it’s faux fur. Real fur can often be used as it’s produced and sold more cheaply than fake.

The council’s Trading Standards team has issued the advice after traders were found selling textile garments, including hats with pompoms and coats with fur attached to the hoods, believing them to be made of faux fur as they were unlabelled, when in fact the fur was real. Traders may be committing offences which could result in prosecution, while consumers can’t make informed decisions about a purchase, as there is a lack of product information about whether real or faux fur is used.