Sad news today. The department store chain Kohl’s has been passing off real fur as “faux” or artificial, synthetic fur. Again! This time Raccoon Dog real fur trim on a men’s parka was described as “faux-fur”. Hey Kohl’s– it’s not that hard to tell the difference if someone cared enough to check. For one, faux fur has a woven, synthetic cloth backing. Raccoon Dog fur, as with other real furs, has a real hide backing. As in someone’s skin. Duh!
As those who may recall Rusty the Fairydiddle’s first interview with the Gray Fox on my Blog here, the Raccoon Dog is the only other canine species in the world capable of climbing trees. Apparently they didn’t climb high enough to avoid Kohl’s reach. Here’s a link to the interview if you missed it → The Gray Fox Interview
I’m thinking customer refunds aren’t really that appreciated by the Raccoon Dogs. Or the Cyber Monday Rabbits. It is one thing to be tricked and misled by a supplier once, as with the rabbit fur last year. But not twice. It calls into question what else may be improperly labeled or described. Way to go Kohl’s, the second time in a year that you have been caught misrepresenting real fur as artificial. Shame on you!
For more information, here is a link to the news article as presented by USA Today → USA Today News Article, 09-24-14
Being caught the second time in a year makes me think that Kohl’s wasn’t all that truly sorry the first time. Once may be accidental. The second time is at least careless, if not intentional and knowingly dishonest.
But corporate credibility and dishonesty is one issue. The other is the issue of fur trapping in general. Haven’t we advanced enough as a civilization not to be trapping and hunting down other living creatures for their fur? Is it really necessary anymore, with so may other options available to us now? There is a better way.