FUR TRIM LABEL LAW
- I did some research on this loophole in the federal law its even
worse than we think it is. The $150 rule applies to the fur itself
meaning if the fur itself costs less than $150 the garment does not
have to be labeled..the coat can cost more but as long as the fur
trim costs less than 150 they dont have to label it.. UGGHHH Here
is the actual law I copied and paste the Exempt from label part.
nPlease pass this on
debbie form CAAF
If the cost to a manufacturer of fur trim used on a garment (not
including the cost of adding the trim to the product) or a
manufacturer's selling price of a fur product is $150 or less, the
product is exempt from the statute and rules.
The exemption does not apply if:
the product contains dog or cat fur;
the product contains used fur;
the product is the whole skin of an animal, with head, ears, paws,
any false, deceptive, or misleading statements are made about the
In addition, if any representations about the fur are made in
labeling, invoicing, or advertising, you must disclose the name of
the animal, whether the fur is artificially colored and whether the
fur is composed of pieces.
Therefore, a product that meets the $150 exemption criteria cannot
be called fur, animal fur or genuine fur without disclosures about
the animal name, any artificial coloring process, and the use of fur
pieces or waste. The exemption still would apply to the other Fur
Rule requirements, such as the label size, and the disclosure of fur
origin. Compliance with the Textile or Wool Rules labeling
requirements would be necessary for other parts of the garment.
The manufacturer of an exempt fur product must keep records showing
the cost of the fur. If the manufacturer's selling price of the
product is more than $150, and the exemption applies because the
original cost of the fur to the manufacturer was $150 or less, the
invoice must state that the fur is exempt from the Fur Act and Rules
(for example, "FPL EXEMPT").
***Id like to see THIS INVOICE and who looks at this anyway keep