What are the labeling requirements for products with fur?
For any product containing fur (apparel, footwear, accessories, etc.) the FTC requires a permanent label with the following information:
- Animal name, according to the fur name guide
- Name or Registered Identification Number (RN) of the manufacturer, importer, marketer, or distributor
- Country of origin for imported fur written as "Fur Origin: [Country]"
- If the fur is pointed, dyed, bleached, or artificially colored--otherwise, label it as "natural"
- If the fur product is made up of more than 10% of the surface area of pieces, parts, such as paws, tails, bellies, sides, flanks, ears, throats, scraps, or waste fur
- If the fur is used or damaged
- The fiber content of any other materials used in the product
For more details visit the FTC Website.
As part of EU regulation, No 1007/2011, manufacturers are required to label products consisting of more than 80% fur textile fibers by weight with the following information:
A label with the wording “Contains non-textile parts of animal origin.”
More information can be found on the EU website.
In Canada, apparel items made with the hair of animals other than sheep, lamb, Kashmir, goat, alpaca, vicuna, camel, or lama, the fur must be labeled as one of the following:
“(name of the animal) hair”
“(name of the animal) fiber”
For more information visit the Guide to Textile Labelling.