Information on Fur

“We ask the animals what they want”, say scientists developing WelFur

News - October 20, 2016 - "We ask the animal what they want", says Jens Malmkvist at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is one of the scientists developing the new animal welfare standards in fur farming.

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.