So you can get real fur and faux fur distinguished from each other.

More and more shops and brands sell (sometimes unsuspectingly) items of clothing and accessories with real fur as faux fur. Animal rights organisation PETA wants consumers to be aware of this and gives some useful tips to faux fur to recognize.

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A winter jacket purchased with a nepbonten collar to discover that the soft pelsje in your neck is still ever a rabbit belonged: it is not a ondekbaar scenario more. The times in which fur only a luxemateriaal was that only by ‘ladies’ bought by his past and, ironically, is that just because we are not fur, more like to buy – often because of the animal suffering that is involved. The prices plummet and the entire industry – mainly located in Asia – is shaking on its foundations. The solution? Real fur of the hand do as fake fur. Because that hot hairy structure, the consumer wants to still when the temperatures drop.

The price is therefore not a reliable indicator, since real fur from China is increasingly being labeled as “counterfeit” clothing that sold all over the world. So it may be that your jacket from a cheap chain, it’s still out of real fur. Because the quality of faux fur has improved significantly, seem synthetic options in addition, often on the real work, and feel them so much, so it’s sometimes difficult to differentiate between the real and the fake. Animal rights organisation PETA has a handy video tutorial created with simple tips and tricks to make the distinction between real and artificial fur.

We put some important tips at a glance:

  • Check the label. All garments must have a label which stated how the garment is assembled. When the jacket however is made up of a mix of materials, and fur is not the main material, it may happen that the label is not mentioned. Moreover, real furs, as mentioned, often sold as faux fur, making the brand in question and as such will be mentioned on the label.
  • Feel to the fur. Although faux fur instinctively more and more looks like the real deal, it can help when your hands have it: faux fur is a little sticky feeling to it, while the real animal fur still soft through your fingers glide.
  • Look at the lining. Faux fur is usually vastgenaaidaan a liner and you can clearly see where the hair separates. With real fur, the lining is not to see because the hairs are attached to skin. Moreover, it is a real fur coat, often double lined. Not quite sure? You can also try a needle through the lining stitches (not recommended when you are still in the store): if the needle moves smoothly through it, you have faux fur in your hands, and treatments with real fur stuck.
  • Look at the hair. Real animal fur walk pointed, unless they are shaved or trimmed. Faux fur has, however, often have blunt ends. So if the hairs pointed ends, please err on the side of caution and let the garment in the rack.
  • Do a test fire , Remove a few hairs, hold them with tweezers above a non-flammable surface and plug them with a match or lighter. Burning dierenhaar smells like burning human hair. Artificial fur, which are often of polyester is made, it smells like burning plastic when you the kindle.

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