In the Media

The Fur Debate – Recycled

In the Media, News, Perspectives Feb 18, 2015

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….

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

Featured Articles, In the Media, News Feb 04, 2015

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 […]

A Day at Zimbal Minkery

In the Media Dec 11, 2014

Four generations of Zimbals have been raising mink on the shores of Lake Michigan for over 60 years.

Fur Sales are WAY, WAY Up This Fall

Featured Articles, In the Media Nov 24, 2014

The prominence of the fluffy stuff on the runways translated into some serious dollars this season. Fur has had an overwhelming resurgence on the runways over the past two seasons. For fall 2014, statement-making outerwear made from the fluffy stuff (both real and faux) caught our eye in all four cities: it was striped with […]

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

In the Media, Key Reports Nov 14, 2014

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?

In the Media, Key Reports, News Sep 08, 2014

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. […]

Real fur is making a comeback in the fashion world

In the Media, Perspectives Sep 03, 2014

The real deal is making a comeback, ironically driven by the abundance of fakes, writes Francesca Fearon The early-spring weather around the Milan and New York autumn/winter collections in February did little to deter the fashion crowd from parading for street-style photographers in their attention-grabbing furry jackets. Real or faux? That was the question. The […]

Public Radio: Detroit’s fur industry still here after 300 years

In the Media, News Sep 03, 2014

When the French built Fort Pontchartrain on the banks of the Detroit River in 1701, there was a very big reason why: fur. The trappers who brought their pelts to the fort gave Detroit its first industry. In the 300-plus years since, Detroit’s fur industry has seen good times and bad. And it is still […]

‘Ethical Fur’ attracting new customers in UK

In the Media, News Aug 20, 2014

Hockley, a London-based retailer specialising in luxury fur, says anti-fur sentiment has waned as more ethical practices lure younger generations to their modern designs. He may forever attract outrage from paint-wielding animal rights campaigners, but the founder of a booming ‘ethical fur’ company has claimed the market for luxury pelts is getting bigger every year. […]

FBI Charge Two in Mink Farm Attack

In the Media, News Jul 10, 2014

Fur Commission USA Press Release July 10, 2014   Federal Authorities announced today the arrests of two California animal rights extremists for an attack last summer on an Illinois mink farm.   Kevin Johnson (Oliff) and Tyler Lang have been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts — conspiracy and interstate travel to damage and interfere with […]