FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2013
President and Founder, Buffalo Exchange
Event title: COATS FOR CUBS!
Dates: January 15, 2013 through April 22, 2013
Hours: During store operating hours; visit buffaloexchange.com for details
Location Name: BUFFALO EXCHANGE
Address: Visit buffaloexchange.com for your nearest location (47 participating stores)
Cities: Nationwide in 17 states
Day/Eve phone: toll-free 1-866-235-8255 or see buffaloexchange.com for local phone number
Website: buffaloexchange.com; coatsforcubs.com
Give your furs back to the animals! Starting Tuesday, January 15th through Earth Day on Monday, April 22nd, Buffalo Exchange will be accepting fur apparel donations (including trims, accessories, coats, and shearlings) to benefit the Coats for Cubs program. The used furs will be donated to rehabilitation organizations across the country to use for the purpose of providing bedding and comfort to orphaned and injured wildlife. Because these items are going to wildlife rehabilitators, condition is unimportant. Since 2006, Buffalo Exchange has collected a total of 7,572 used furs through the Coats for Cubs program.
Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010
Buffalo Exchange, along with other retailers, fashion designers and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), officially endorsed closing a fur labeling loophole that took effect as the Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-313) on March 10, 2011. On behalf of The HSUS, Buffalo Exchange collected approximately 2,458 Truth in Fur Labeling Act petition signatures. The legislation, signed by President Obama in December 2010, closes a loophole in the six-decade-old federal fur labeling law that previously allowed many animal fur garments to go unlabeled if the value of the fur was $150 or less, leaving consumers in the dark as to whether they were buying faux or animal fur.
About Buffalo Exchange
Buffalo Exchange, a fashion resale retailer favorited by students and fashion trend-setters, is an independently-owned, family-operated, and privately-held company based in Tucson, Arizona where Kerstin Block opened her first store in 1974. Buffalo Exchange offers a cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly alternative to big chain shopping by inviting customers to buy, sell, or trade new and recycled fashion, celebrating the trends and creative culture of local communities. The company prides itself as an advocate of the environment and raises funds for local charities through its “Tokens for Bags” program, which offers every customer who opts to use a re-usable bag (or to not use a bag at all) one “token” valued at $.05 (the cost to produce a bag) to donate to one of several local charities selected by the store employees. The program has generated over $420,000 for hundreds of local nonprofit organizations since 1994 and has saved 8.4 million bags.
More information about Buffalo Exchange is available at buffaloexchange.com, or any one of their social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.