Information on Fur

Pros and Cons on Fur Use

News - October 7, 2016 - International Fur Federation encourages people to join the debate about fur.

Next generation of fur professionals team up in Greece

News - August 25, 2016 - Fur Summer School 2016 in Kastoria, Greece, has come off to a good start. 33 participants from across the world are introduced to all aspects of the international fur business as a means to educate a new generation of fur professionals.

Fur scientist congress to kick off in Finland

News - August 19, 2016 - The international fur scientist community's congress, which is held every fourth year, begins in Helsinki, Finland, next week. The scientific congress gathers more than 100 participants.

95% improve their opinion about fur after farm visit

News - June 17, 2016 - In accordance with similar mini surveys, 95% of the visitors at an open farm event in Romania became positive towards fur farming after having seen the animals with their own eyes.

European fur production up by 39% since 2005

News - June 16, 2016 - Over a period of 10 years, the European fur production has increased by 39%. New productions have started up in several Eastern European countries.

Policy Paper: Online Trade [PDF 246.1 Kb]

Policy paper - May 24, 2016 - For e-commerce to become relevant for SMEs trading with fur it is essential that the EU institutions set clear rules, remove bureaucratic burdens, and create a balanced business environment for consumers and retailers as well.

Fur Summer School 2016: Inspiring the Future of Fur

News - May 12, 2016 - Focusing on entrepreneurship, craftsmanship, innovation, design, business, ethics and communication the annual Fur Summer School kicks off in August. As a part of Fur Europe's Youth Initiative the Fur Summer School promotes the next generation of professionals and a continued vibrant fur community.

Romanian public to see fur farming without filter

News - May 11, 2016 - The pan-European open farm scheme is designed to counter myths and prejudices about fur farming in the simplest possible way: having people to see the farms and animals with their own eyes. This week farms are open in Romania.

Armani and fur – International Fur Federation CEO Mark Oaten responds

News - March 23, 2016 - International fashion house Armani has decided to go fur free following pressure from animal lobby groups, but the petroleum based fake fur is not a sustainable alternative. CEO of the International fur Federation encourages Armani to get in touch with the fur sector and respect their consumers' freedom of choice.

European Commission: Fur exports rank high among agricultural products

News - March 1, 2016 - According to a new report from the European Commission, the European export of raw fur skins was top-ranked within agricultural products in 2015 - in spite of trouble at one of the main markets. The future prospects are even better, says Fur Europe CEO.