Information on Fur

Hunters and Furriers Team Up to Make Sustainable Fashion

News - February 28, 2019 - Austrian hunters, furriers and design students work together to create the ultimate piece of slow fashion: handcrafted fur garments made from foxes hunted for nature conservation purposes.

Fur Ban Voted Down A Second Time in Estonia

News - January 23, 2019 - A second proposal to ban fur farming in Estonia failed to pass the first reading in the Estonian Parliament yesterday.

Swimming Water Myth Debunked Again

News - January 16, 2019 - Leading animal welfare experts from Sweden states that swimming water is not an essential need for mink. In a new study the experts establish the animal welfare in Swedish mink production to be very good.

The European Commission promotes WelFur as Self-Regulation

News - January 15, 2019 - WelFur has been promoted as Self-Regulation Initiative by the European Commission. It is the first animal welfare system to achieve this status.

“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.
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