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California Bans Sale and Manufacture of New Fur Products

California has become the first US state to ban the sale, manufacture and distribution of products made from new fur.
( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2019-11-28 21:14:28 )
California has become the first US state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products.

On October 12, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 44, making it illegal to manufacture, sell, distribute, or even donate, a new fur product in California. The ban applies to:
• Clothing
• Handbags
• Shoes
• Other items that contain animal fur

It does not include:
• Used products
• Products used for religious or tribal purposes
• Leather
• Dog and cat fur (as defined in Section 1308 of Title 19 of the United States Code, as that section read on January 1, 2020)
• Cowhide, deerskin, sheepskin, goatskin with hair attached
• Products preserved through taxidermy

The bill defines ‘fur’ as any animal skin or part thereof with hair, fleece, or fur fibers attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state. ‘Fur product’ is defined as any article of clothing or covering for any part of the body, or any fashion accessory, including, but not limited to, handbags, shoes, slippers, hats, earmuffs, scarves, shawls, gloves, jewelry, keychains, toys or trinkets, and home accessories and décor, that is made wholly, or in part of fur.

Violation of the law will lead to civil penalties – a $500 fine or up to $1,000 for multiple violations within one year. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2023.

Stakeholders should be aware that fur bans already exist in Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Francisco and West Hollywood. They should also know that Hawaii and New York have proposed similar bans.

SGS Softlines Services
SGS has a worldwide network of over 40 state-of-the-art laboratories specializing in testing of apparel, footwear and home textiles. Their committed team is drawn from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, allowing them to carry out a comprehensive range of physical, chemical and functional testing services for components, materials and finished products. SGS helps companies ensure quality, performance and compliance with international, industrial and regulatory standards worldwide. Learn more about SGS’s Softlines Services. [www.sgs.com/softlines]

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For further information contact:

Louann Spirito
US & Canada Softlines Business Head
Tel: +1 973 461 7919
Email: crs.media@sgs.com
Website: www.sgs.com/softlines
LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

About SGS
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.


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