Information on Fur

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.

TTIP: making EU-US trade beneficial for fur SMEs

Information Material - February 23, 2016 - European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the fur sector trading with the US have to face many obstacles that erode their margin of profit and in most cases make the opportunities offered by transatlantic trade too risky or uninteresting. Fur Europe interviewed European retailers from different countries to collect their concerns and proposals.

Policy Paper: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) [PDF 11.1 Mo]

Policy paper - February 21, 2016 - Fur Europe is in favour of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as a way to enhance growth in the fur sector, and recommends various initiatives to lift administrative burdens for European fashion retailers seeking to enter into the US market.

European design talents takes 6 of 12 seats in global competition

News - February 17, 2016 - Young European design talents dominates the finale of the international fur design competition REMIX. Former REMIX participants are now working with international fashions houses like Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton.