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“In fashion terms it’s never been stronger,” International Fur Trade Federation’s chief executive Mark Oaten said. “We have very high production levels and I expect those will remain very strong in Europe and America.” A stronger economy, cold winters and fashion show exposure have fueled sales on America’s east coast. Fur was featured in about […]
Those who eschew fur and eat meat might be inclined to say the latter is more functional, since it provides a useful source of protein. They ignore the fact that fur provides a useful source of warmth. And it has some real advantages even over well-made fakes: It’s much better at absorbing moisture, say scientists, […]
The Telegraph (UK) New statistics from the International Fur Federation suggest a once-reviled industry is thriving. Hannah Betts explores the changing social attitudes to fur. By Hannah Betts 27 Mar 2015 The fur industry, a phrase that used to have to be uttered sotto voce, has released figures to demonstrate that, far from being an object […]
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.
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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….
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 […]