Information on Fur

“That’s a completely insane idea, but a good one! Let’s give it a try!”

News - November 28, 2018 - An experimental project aiming to test if loose blue fox hair can be used in the production of polishing pads ends up with the discovery of a new type of sustainable yarn made of fox hair, silk and alpaca.

Portrait of Kastoria & Siatista: Welcome to the Fur Cities

News - October 31, 2018 - The fur trade has been the driving force turning two remote towns in Greece into a global fur trade centre. Welcome to the Fur Cities of Kastoria and Siatista.

Animal Lobby Now Says They Are Open to Fur Discussion

News - September 26, 2018 - During a panel debate Eurogroup for Animals invited Fur Europe to discuss science-based animal welfare in the fur production. We will see if they keep their word, but I am afraid Eurogroup for animals mistakes their values with science, CEO Mette Lykke Nielsen says.

New Sustainability Research: the Fashion Industry Should Learn From the Fur Sector

Information Material - August 22, 2018 - If the fashion industry really wants to be environmentally sustainable, they ought to look to the fur sector, new research says.

New Lab Test Compares Natural And Fake Fur Biodegradability

News - July 12, 2018 - Natural fur biodegrades rapidly in landfills without oxygen unlike fake fur which does not biodegrade at all, a new scientific study finds out.

Policy Paper: REACH Review Position Paper [PDF 51.9 Kb]

Policy paper - June 15, 2018 - To promote safety, innovation, and growth, the EU has to deliver a policy on chemicals that is fair, smart, SME-friendly, and accessible. Fur Europe has six suggestions for the EU and the Member States.

University explains WelFur

Information Material - June 11, 2018 - Animal welfare scientists explain the background, methodology and future perspective of the science-based animal welfare assessment programme WelFur.

International Youth to Gather for Popular Fur Summer School

News - May 25, 2018 - The popular Fur Summer School is returning to Greece this year with a programme reflecting the European fur sector's focus on sustainable animal welfare, environment, skills, waste reduction and biodiversity.

Fur Portrait: Teacher’s Journey to The Most Loved Profession

News - April 23, 2018 - Centria University's course leader Pia Blomström talks about her decision to become a teacher, and explains what are the key ingredients to be a successful furrier.

Japanese Designer Takes Home The Remix Gold Prize

News - February 27, 2018 - REMIX, the international fashion and fur competition organised by The International Fur Federation (IFF) and supported by Vogue Talents, named its winning designers at the annual award ceremony in Milan on Sunday night.
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