Urban Outfitters, Fur Update
After major play on Change.org, Urban Outfitters appears to have quietly pulled the item in question (a cardigan with fur trim that may have been real, labeled as “faux”) from their online store, which makes me wonder if our suspicions were true.
“Joshua Katcher, head of the anti-fur PINNACLE campaign, has called out the store for mislabeling the fur on the “S Loves C by Spring & Clifton Faux Fur Cardigan…. Fashion blogger La Bella Nuage did the original detective work on this cardigan back in December. Like Katcher, she says she is “110% positive that the fur is real.”
Due to some of the skepticism that this claim received, I went ahead and ordered the “faux” fur cardigan from the online store before it was pulled- and I may have been the last person able to do so. I got a shipping confirmation, so I will be updating all of you as soon as I get it as to whether Urban Outfitters needs to apologize for selling fur under the guise of faux, and attempting to convince us that it was not real.
“Urban Outfitters agreed to stop selling fur in 2009, after outraged PETA members sent nearly 4,000 e-mails to the company. Urban Outfitters has since made the list of Fur-Free Retailers, Designers and Brands compiled by The Humane Society of the United States.”
I admire that Urban Outfitters is, for the most part, opposed to selling real fur on their online shop and 140 retail locations. I hope they take their position as a fur-free retailer seriously, and value the animal lovers who shop there.