Humane Society reports that Marc Jacobs faux fur coats have dog hair in them

Chinese raccoon dog hair turns out to be cheaper than synthetic hair

Published March 8, 2013 5:45PM (EST)

The Humane Society is reporting that several faux fur Marc Jacobs coats sold at designer discount retailer Century 21 and online were found to contain real fur.

The tests were part of an undercover probe organized by the Society and state Assembly member Linda Rosenthal, and identified fur lining the “Marc by Marc Jacobs” coats as hair from the Chinese raccoon dog. According to investigators, hair from raccoon dogs is cheaper than the synthetic fur.

“Anybody who doesn’t want to buy animal fur should be very angry that a product that they’re trying to avoid is being misrepresented as a product they may want to buy,” said Humane Society representative Pierre Grzybowski.

Watch the Humane Society's investigation, below:

By Prachi Gupta

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