FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Interview Requests: KEITH KAPLAN / Director of Communications Fur Information Council of America firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 646-7791 San Francisco Says NO To Sustainability Thursday April 4, 2018 Los Angeles, CA — In an era when the public is overwhelmingly aware of the environmental and social costs of mass- produced fast…
Yves Salomon traces his history as a maker of artisanal furs back to 1920. His ancestor Gregory Salomon founded La Franco-Anglaise which supplied and traded pelts for the likes of Dior and Revillon. Today, the Yves Salomon brand (started by Gregory’s grandson) is sold everywhere from Harrod’s to Barney’s to Opening Ceremony and is synonymous…
The global fur trade is launching a campaign that highlights sustainable high quality real fur versus manufactured plastic furs utilizing synthetic fibers made from petrochemicals. The new global campaign declares, “There’s no Reason to Fake it with Fur”. A small vocal minority composed of activist groups are pushing fake fur as an ethical choice for…
With Chicago-area temperatures in the single digits or teens through the first week of the new year, every effort to preserve warmth counts. Much has been written about the long, black puffy coat and anything made by Canada Goose, but what of the fur-lined hood — is it warmer than a traditional hood?
Turns out history and science have an answer. And it’s yes.
Faux Fur is Everywhere You Look
Are You Wearing Fake Fur and Feeling Just a Tiny Bit Smug?
Celebrity designer and animal rights devotee Stella McCartney drapes it over her catwalk models, while Jude Law’s girlfriend, actress Sienna Miller, wears it to walk the dogs.
When TV star Jennifer Ellison was spotted in a wonderful powder pink faux fur jacket (at a pricey £900) she was snapped by every paparazzi at a recent showbiz party.
From H&M to Next, Zara to Accessorize, there’s hardly a High Street store that hasn’t heard the news. Fake fur, whether it be a coat with a funky collar, a trendy tippet, or a cute pair of cuffs, is fun to wear.
“It occurred to me that in the U.S., there is a sort of taboo concerning fur. Ironically, many of the girls at this school walk around with lamb carcasses wrapped around their feet, yet somehow it’s not okay for me to drape dead chinchillas around my neck.”
Animal skins are being embraced by designers amid a push to make the lives and deaths of captive creatures more humane.
During Milan Fashion Week, one of the major exhibitions for new collections, a woman wears a coat made of mink and fox. Many women who came to see the new collections were wearing fur.
Top models who once posed for ads with slogans like “We’d rather go naked than wear fur” have gone on to model fur.
Fur and shearling made their mark across all four leading Autumn-Winter 2016 (AW 16) fashion weeks, with an estimated 70% of collections overall featuring the natural material. Considering that fur was also hugely prominent during the menswear AW 16 collections earlier in the year, it’s clear that designers and consumers are enjoying using and wearing…
A Rainbow of Choices
As with developing an appreciation for the different colors and varieties of fine wines or diamonds, consumers can become just as discerning when choosing a mink garment or trim – choosing from an amazing spectrum of colors.
How to SuCCeeD!
Prior to selling a mink crop, an auction house will subject pelts to close scrutiny and sort them into groups, or bundles, of the same quality. For a farmer to do well during grading, he must focus on four points all year long: Size, Color, Coverage and Density.