Fur Trade Booming after swing from Fashion Faux Pas to Catwalk Favourite

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In 1994, four of the world’s most famous supermodels were splashed across billboards under the slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”. Fast-forward 21 years and it seems it is now another story for Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson and Cindy Crawford, who have been pictured in fur coats, gilets and trimmed parkas.

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CEO: “No, We Don’t Skin Animals Alive for Fur”

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by Mark Oaten CEO of the International Fur Trade Federation, former Lib Dem MP The fur industry is regularly accused of skinning animals alive and the most recent attack came this weekend online in the Daily Mail. This time, enough is enough: it’s time to set the record straight. As the head of the fur industry’s trade […]

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U.S. Mink Manufacturers Eye Growing Chinese Demand for Fur

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Cold weather and enthusiastic Asian demand has U.S. mink fur producers hoping to cash in this season in China, the leading market, with status-conscious shoppers there buying up record numbers of fur coats. CCTV America’s Chris Casquejo reported this story from Seattle, Washington. With a major fur auction looming next month, U.S. mink farmers prepare […]

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Fur Trade Booming after swing from Fashion Faux Pas to Catwalk Favourite

In 1994, four of the world’s most famous supermodels were splashed across billboards under the slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”. Fast-forward 21 years and it seems it is now another story for Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson and Cindy Crawford, who have been pictured in fur coats, gilets and trimmed parkas.

Caring for Mink in Third Generation

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wisconsin – Bob Zimbal, president of Zimbal Minkery in Sheboygan Falls, believes in producing the highest-quality mink pelts. That’s why he invests so much time into caring for his mink, and why he has learned to be environmentally friendly. “A healthy mink starts with a healthy diet, and in Wisconsin, we’re fortunate enough […]

Despite PETA’s Best Efforts, Fur Is Back in Fashion

In the year 2000, there were only 41 designers using fur in ready-to-wear. The teeny numbers are largely thanks to the efforts of groups like PETA in shifting popular opinion about fur in the 90s. Today, however, there are over 500. From New York to Milan, and from the catwalk to the crowd, it’s hard […]

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International Fur Federation Creates #FUR NOW, to Show the Modern Face of Fur

The International Fur Federation (IFF) has developed a global fashion campaign to communicate the modern face of fur and to break down stereotypes around what fur is and who wears it. The mainly digital push named #FURNOW, includes social media, blogger outreach, video, mobile and gifs designed with a view to go viral. The campaign […]

Animal Fur Good for Preventing Childhood Asthma?

Okay, this research might make animal rights activists wince! Making babies sleep on animal fur in their first three months of infancy can potentially reduce the risk of asthma in childhood. According to a study finding, exposure to the microbial environment in animal skin and fur might act as a shield against asthma and allergies. […]

Wisconsin leads the Nation in Mink Production

The USDA has released its mink production report for 2013 and once again Wisconsin leads the nation.  See the full report here for each year, going back to 1970

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Fur Trade Booming after swing from Fashion Faux Pas to Catwalk Favourite

In 1994, four of the world’s most famous supermodels were splashed across billboards under the slogan “We’d rather go naked than wear fur”. Fast-forward 21 years and it seems it is now another story for Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson and Cindy Crawford, who have been pictured in fur coats, gilets and trimmed parkas.

No Patience or Respect for Humane Society’s Tenacity

“Never mind ethics. Never mind integrity. Never mind fair play. Never mind the public will. Winning is all that counts, so spend money willfully and wear down the opposition. Bury it with piles of greenbacks! Buy a victory. To hell with what the people want. Impose your values on those who don’t see it your […]

Caring for Mink in Third Generation

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wisconsin – Bob Zimbal, president of Zimbal Minkery in Sheboygan Falls, believes in producing the highest-quality mink pelts. That’s why he invests so much time into caring for his mink, and why he has learned to be environmentally friendly. “A healthy mink starts with a healthy diet, and in Wisconsin, we’re fortunate enough […]

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No Patience or Respect for Humane Society’s Tenacity

“Never mind ethics. Never mind integrity. Never mind fair play. Never mind the public will. Winning is all that counts, so spend money willfully and wear down the opposition. Bury it with piles of greenbacks! Buy a victory. To hell with what the people want. Impose your values on those who don’t see it your […]

CEO: “No, We Don’t Skin Animals Alive for Fur”

by Mark Oaten CEO of the International Fur Trade Federation, former Lib Dem MP The fur industry is regularly accused of skinning animals alive and the most recent attack came this weekend online in the Daily Mail. This time, enough is enough: it’s time to set the record straight. As the head of the fur industry’s trade […]

The Fur Debate – Recycled

Should I wear that coat? Toss it away? Just sell it on eBay? Twenty years ago my answer would have been clear: I would have conducted a ritual burning of the mink while enveloped in a smug glow of political correctness. Read more….

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