The European fur sector paves the way for sustainable fashion

October 15, 2015 - The garment industry can learn from the fur industry when it comes to sustainability is one of the conclusions of a research project on sustainability in fur, that was presented at Fur Europe's This is Fur event in the European Parliament.

‘Sustainability’ was the focal point during the European fur sector’s ‘This is Fur’ event in the European Parliament 29 September to 1 October, where Fur Europe’s sustainability policies on animal welfare, human health, traceability and environment were presented to the public among debates over sustainability issues and discussions with MEPs, civil servants and other stakeholders from the Brussels walk of life.

Visiting MEP Nils Torvalds (ALDE) said that sustainability and high quality production is essential to Europe, and researchers from Kolding School of Design in Denmark presented a study on sustainability in fur. The long life span of fur products and the delicate craftmanship involved in the production of fur garments separates the fur material from the rest of the fashion industry.

“The garment industry could actually learn from the fur industry when it comes to sustainability,” says post.doc Else Skjold from Kolding School of Design.

See the video from This is Fur 2015.