April 10, 2012
The HSUS revealed that popular Los Angeles area boutique Kitson recently sold three different items as “faux fur” that were actually real animal fur. These findings are based on independent laboratory analysis using microscopy.
December 8, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States submitted a shareholder resolution asking Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, retail divisions of Macy’s, Inc., to develop a policy by the end of 2012 to phase out the sale of fur from raccoon dogs – the most falsely-advertised and mislabeled type of fur.
December 7, 2011
The HSUS submitted a shareholder resolution asking Dillard’s to phase out the sale of fur from raccoon dogs – the most falsely-advertised and dishonestly labeled type of fur.
November 22, 2011
The HSUS filed a legal petition with the FTC against eleven nationally and internationally-known retailers for the false advertising and mislabeling of fur trimmed products. The retailers advertised various items as being made with “faux” fur, but the products contain real animal fur.
November 18, 2011
The HSUS and The Art Institutes announced Johana Zara from The Art Institute of Vancouver as the grand prize winner of the seventh annual Cool vs. Cruel Fashion Design Competition.
November 15, 2011
The HSUS submitted a shareholder resolution asking Kohl’s to develop a policy to prohibit the sale of products that contain animal fur. The proposed policy would protect consumers from misleading fur labels and advertisements and end the company’s affiliation with cruel practices found in the fur industry.
October 31, 2011
Eighteen students from The Art Institutes have been chosen to represent their school in the seventh annual Cool vs. Cruel fashion design competition sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States and The Art Institutes.
May 24, 2011
After an HSUS presentation at the Parsons New School for Design, fashion student Lizette Avineri decided to create her own faux-fur fashions. Her work has helped bring awareness to the cruelty behind the fur industry and the amazing alternatives available for designers.
March 17, 2011
After years of unlabeled animal fur duping consumers who thought they were buying fake fur, a new federal law taking effect tomorrow requires that all garments made of animal fur must disclose the fur content on the label, regardless of dollar value.
December 30, 2010
The HSUS revealed through laboratory testing that a St. John brand jacket advertised by Neiman Marcus in VOGUE and W magazines is not dyed “raccoon” fur, as described at NeimanMarcus.com and on the garment’s tag, but actually raccoon dog.