The following is an email received by Matzav.com in response to an article last week alerting UGG customers that some of UGG’s products have been found to contain shatnez:
Hi, I represent UGG and caught your recent article on the materials used in their footwear. http://matzav.com/shatnez-alert-ugg-shoes-found-to-have-linen-fabric-under-the-wool/ Please see the below response from the company. Would you be able to update your story accordingly?
“We have been contacted by numerous members of the Jewish community following the release of erroneous information that our products contain both wool and linen. Please be assured that none of our current UGG® footwear products contain both wool and linen. Thank you. “
It should be noted that while the company states explicitly that their products do not contain both wool and linen, testing by Shatnez Laboratories have uncovered some shatnez UGG footwear. It is possible that the company’s assurance is only on their most current line of footwear.
Until further clarification, poskim are recommending that people refrain from wearing UGG products.