Scanning websites for cute clothes, jewelry, shoes, and other items is one of my hobbies.
Today I came across the stylish w-bear down jackets from Parajumpers in Italy.
These jackets look stylish, super comfy, and are all the rage in the LA fashion scene right now.
They are also made with a fur trim made out of murmansky.
Murmansky fur? I had never heard of it, I just figured it was some funny name for a synthetic type of fur. Thats when I decided to do research. If you search murmansky into google and wikipedia not much shows up, but when looking for murmansky fur I came across this news article.
According to this article murmansky is… wait for it….
RACCOON DOG FUR.
Once again citing the earlier BBC News article:
According to the Humane Society of the United States, which has carried out a large undercover investigation in Asia over the past few years, some Chinese manufacturers have admitted they would attach any label to the garments to make them more marketable.
The US organisation estimates that about two million dogs and cats are slaughtered in Asia each year and used in the clothing industry.
Personally, I think this is gross. Just more proof that you need to read labels and research before you buy!