How can you tell if fur and fur trim is faux … or real? Don’t be fooled by fur — take the fur test so that you’ll always know how to avoid supporting fur cruelty.
Very few people in Australia nowadays want to wear real fur. But the industry is trying to push their product back on the market by adding fur ‘trims’ to coats and other fashion items. Many people who naturally expect this to be faux fur end up buying real fur unintentionally.
Before you buy any product with fur, make certain it is faux. You can do this by:
- Reading the label carefully — even on brightly dyed fur, or garments that only have fur ‘trim’. Fur ‘trims’ are not off-cuts — they were once animals too!
- Then, with care not to damage the garment, the following tests can be performed: