Information on Fur

Synthetic clothing contributes to plastic pollution of oceans

News - February 23, 2017 - New environmental report shows that invisible plastic particles washed off synthetic textiles during laundry are among the worst contaminators of the world’s oceans and a treat to marine wildlife.

Spanish Fur Association makes a debut at prominent fashion show

News - February 16, 2017 - The Spanish Fur Association (SFA) has made its debut at one of the major fashion trade show in southern Europe – MOMAD Metropolis show to present a stand and a fashion show.

Inspiration & Information: Youth path to fur fashion

News - January 30, 2017 - The workshop ''Discovering fur'' gathered together young fashion and design students for a showcase of the limitless opportunities to use fur in fashion.

Circular Fashion: The future of European fur sector

News - January 23, 2017 - Circular fashion is at the core of how European fur sector sees itself 5 years from now, states Fur Europe's 5-year vision recently adopted by the Fur Europe Board.

4.000 European fur farms to be WelFur certified by 2020

News - January 16, 2017 - The implementation of the animal welfare assessment system WelFur marks a milestone in the history of international fur business. Developed by independents scientists from across Europe, WelFur is a reliable assessment tool that will help replace perceptions with facts and provide consumer transparency about the European production of fur.

Norwegian Parliament supports sustainable development of fur farming

News - January 11, 2017 - Parliament in Norway has supported the sustainable continuation of fur farming. The decision puts an end to years of discussion whether the industry should be banned in the country.

Dutch fur farmers consider the European Human Rights Court

News - December 20, 2016 - The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the ban on mink farming in The Netherlands. Dutch fur farmers are considering their options including taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Fur farms in Europe open doors for visitors

News - December 6, 2016 - Open Farms events are gaining popularity across Europe. Open Farms initiative is part of fur sector's commitment to challenge the prejudices about fur farming and provide reliable information to those who still have doubts about the fur industry.

Fur Europe spoke at fur hearing in Norway

News - November 24, 2016 - The science-based foundation of the animal welfare assessment programme WelFur will help Norwegian fur farmers document progress on animal welfare, Fur Europe's CEO said at today 's hearing.

Farmed European mink to feed on household waste

News - November 17, 2016 - Farmed mink can feed on organic household waste converted to larvae, a new circular economy research project shows. The research project is now being extended.