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Like Fur animals : Suffe ring fo r fas hio n

No p ro te c tio n fo r fur-b e aring animals
Real or art if icial f ur?
Po is o n in fur
To day’s art if icial f ur is ge ne rally o f e xt re m e ly go o d qualit y. In addit io n t o t his, Fas hio n witho ut fur
re al f ur is o f t e n so sho rn and co lo ure d f o r it s use in f ashio n t hat re al and
art if icial f urs can hardly be t o ld apart . Espe cially wit h f ur t rim m ing, t he re is Re al o r artific ial fur?
se ldo m a de clarat io n abo ut what t ype o f f ur is use d. T he re are a f e w t ricks
FO UR PAWS d e mand s
ho we ve r t hat can be use d t o dif f e re nt iat e be t we e n re al and art if icial f ur.
What yo u c an d o

The underwool t est
Pull the to p po rtio n o f the hair o n the fur so mewhat apart and take a lo o k at what appears
underneath. If the fur is lo ng o r uncut, so metimes underwo o l can be detected if it is real fur.
This underwo o l is made o f very fine, co ncentrated and fluffy hair, which warms the animal
excellently in nature.

The leat her t est
Real fur is o btained and pro cessed to gether with leather. Pull the hair carefully apart. Yo u
can reco gnise fro m the tissue lying under it as to whether it is an artificially wo ven pattern
o r material o r whether the hair is attached to real leather.

The wind t est
Real fur o ften mo ves with the lightest o f breezes. If yo u really gently blo w abo ve the fur and
the hair still mo ves then yo u pro bably have a real fur in fro nt o f yo u.

The smell t est
One can differentiate between real and artificial fur by burning a few o f the hairs. If yo u
perceive a synthetic smell and the hairs melt to small, hard lumps then it is an artificial fur.
Ho wever, if the hairs disintegrate and smell like burnt hair, then it is a real fur.

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