On Tuesday, December 2, the US Senate approved The Truth In Fur Labeling Act (H.R. 2480), propelling the legislation forward significantly. The Truth In Fur Labeling Act seeks to upgrade a nearly 60-year-old federal fur-labeling law, which, while it requires labeling of fully fur garments, does not cover fur-trimmed clothing. Investigations have found a number of designers and retailers misleading customers about fur-trimmed garments, some not providing any label while others mislabeling fur as faux fur. According to the Federal Trade Commission, this misnomer relates to one in eight fur garments. The house passed the bill in July, and now it awaits President Obama’s signature to become a law.
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