How to identify real wool and real UGG boots from fakes

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1) Some sellers are saying they are made in New Zealand or Australia for a Classic Tall or Classic Short. Deckers Inc Manufactures Uggs. They have been making them in China for the past 2 years. They used to make them in Australia and New Zealand but have not for 2 years or more. The Uggs that are advertised as made in Australia or New Zealand are FAKES. They are not from Deckers Inc. They have copied the label and insignia from Deckers Inc.

2) The quality of the stitching on the fakes is very bad.

3) The box is different: Genuine Ugg Box is one piece with a flip open lid attached. It is a strong sturdy box. The words "UGG Australia”is written in the middle of the lid. The Ugg Logo is a starburst orange sun. It is not big but small.

4) The Care Booklet that comes with the boots is in white. It has the words "Ugg Australia" embossed and it is square. Fake ones are badly printed and in silver. The pictures in the booklet are sharp and clear. The fakes ones are not. They have been scanned and printed in exaggerated colors and appear fuzzy or unclear

5)Another point to make note of is that fake ugg boots are usually sold at a considerably lower price than real uggs, so this is a red flag you may want to consider as well. It is better to pay a little bit more for the real deal. Also, if you notice sellers who consistently  list in large quantities on a daily basis and often using a short duration time like 1 or 3 days listings, chances are, they are fake.

As you shop for your new uggs just make sure your are getting the real ones, even if it means paying a little higher price. The durability, quality, and comfort are well worth the price.

Some seller wanna make a huge profit state that " UGG Australia has required any Authorized UGG Dealer to promise and sign an agreement not to sell on eBay. If the price is below retail then it is probably a fake as only eBay sellers who buy the boots retail are allowed to sell on eBay." It's intend to ignore we can get stock from the authorised factory in China, which is 100% surely authentic since every store over the world gets stock from the same place. We do not merely get stock from retailer, that's no point to sell on eBay if they are really buy from retailer and only make a few dollars profit. I seriously think people can make more money by a part-time job than spending lots of time on eBay for a few dollars.

    Burn Test - CAUTION. WARNING. BE CAREFUL! This should only be done by skilled burners! Make sure there is a bucket of water nearby and that you burn in a metal bucket or non-plastic sink.

    To identify fabric that is unknown, a simple burn test can be done to determine if the fabric is a natural fiber, man made fiber, or a blend of natural and man made fibers. The burn test is used by many fabric stores and designers and takes practice to determine the exact fiber content. However, an inexperienced person can still determine the difference between many fibers to "narrow" the choices down to natural or man made fibers. This elimination process will give information necessary to decide the care of the fabric.

    WARNING: All fibers will burn! Asbestos treated fibers are, for the most part fire proof. The burning test should be done with caution. Use a small piece of fabric only. Hold the fabric with tweezers, not your fingers. Burn over a metal dish with soda in the bottom or even water in the bottom of the dish. Some fabrics will ignite and melt. The result is burning drips which can adhere to fabric or skin and cause a serious burn.

    Cotton is a plant fiber. When ignited it burns with a steady flame and smells like burning leaves. The ash left is easily crumbled. Small samples of burning cotton can be blown out as you would a candle.

    Linen is also a plant fiber but different from cotton in that the individual plant fibers which make up the yarn are long where cotton fibers are short. Linen takes longer to ignite. The fabric closest to the ash is very brittle. Linen is easily extinguished by blowing on it as you would a candle.

    Silk is a protein fiber and usually burns readily, not necessarily with a steady flame, and smells like burning hair. The ash is easily crumbled. Silk samples are not as easily extinguished as cotton or linen.

    Wool is also a protein fiber but is harder to ignite than silk as the individual "hair" fibers are shorter than silk and the weave of the fabrics is generally looser than with silk. The flame is steady but more difficult to keep burning. The smell of burning wool is like burning hair.

    Man Made Fibers

    Acetate is made from cellulose (wood fibers), technically cellulose acetate. Acetate burns readily with a flickering flame that cannot be easily extinguished. The burning cellulose drips and leaves a hard ash. The smell is similar to burning wood chips.

    Acrylic technically acrylonitrile is made from natural gas and petroleum. Acrylics burn readily due to the fiber content and the lofty, air filled pockets. A match or cigarette dropped on an acrylic blanket can ignite the fabric which will burn rapidly unless extinguished. The ash is hard. The smell is acrid or harsh.

    Nylon is a polyamide made from petroleum. Nylon melts and then burns rapidly if the flame remains on the melted fiber. If you can keep the flame on the melting nylon, it smells like burning plastic.

    Polyester is a polymer produced from coal, air, water, and petroleum products. Polyester melts and burns at the same time, the melting, burning ash can bond quickly to any surface it drips on including skin. The smoke from polyester is black with a sweetish smell. The extinguished ash is hard.

    Rayon is a regenerated cellulose fiber which is almost pure cellulose. Rayon burns rapidly and leaves only a slight ash. The burning smell is close to burning leaves.

    Blends consist of two or more fibers and, ideally, are supposed to take on the characteristics of each fiber in the blend. The burning test can be used but the fabric content will be an assumption.
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