Retailers settle FTC “faux fur” charges

Three retailers have agreed to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of misleading consumers over “faux fur” clothing and footwear products.

The FTC said that Neiman Marcus, and Eminent, trading as Revolve Clothing, had violated the FTC Act and the Fur Products Labeling Act – also known as the Fur Act – by falsely claiming that certain products contained “faux fur”, when in fact they contained real fur.

Further violations occurred when the trio failed to name the animal that produced the fur, while Neiman Marcus was also accused of misrepresenting that a rabbit fur product contained mink fur, and of failing to disclose the fur country of origin for three products.

The action against, meanwhile, concerned three products, and Revolve Clothing were charged over four products.

The FTC has now published for public comment for 30 days orders prohibiting the retailers from violating the Fur Act for the next 20 years.

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