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 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.

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.

Nature Inspires Young Fur Designers for REMIX 2018

News - February 6, 2018 - During the AW 18-19 Fashion Week, REMIX is coming back to Milan. The 15th edition of the international competition for young talents in fashion & fur design will be organized, with the support of Vogue Talents, by the International Fur Federation (IFF).

Lack of Balance and Transparency Defines EU Parliament Anti-fur Debate

News - January 23, 2018 - Once again, a one-sided event attacking an entire sector is held in the European Parliament. Organised by a handful of Polish ECR MEPs working together with animal rights lobby groups, the event, called Make Fur History, takes place today, 23 January, and only includes speakers promoting one single point of view.

Norwegian Fur Farming Ban is Political Horse-Trading

News - January 17, 2018 - In spite of an expert committee recommending the sustainable development of fur farming in Norway, a ban is underway as a result of a political horse-trade to include an anti-fur party in the new government.
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