In December 2006, Sean's range of jackets were banned from Macey's department store, following reports they were allegedly made from dog fur. The 'Sean John hooded coats' were advertised as featuring "faux fur". The Humane Society said: "Sometimes the fur comes from China where dogs, cats and raccoon dogs are killed in gruesome ways". Sean, who owns the Sean John label, said: "I was unaware of the nature of this material. As soon as we were alerted, the garments were pulled off Macy's floor and website."