U.S. fur production for apparel and accessories has been on the upswing for the last decade, reaching its highest level in 17 years in 2018, according to industry statistics. Fur sales in the U.S. hit $531 million last year, more than double the $219.8 million in 2009.
“Faux fur wasn’t as warm and was really bad for the environment,” he said. “We moved to rabbit, then fox, then beaver, until we ultimately decided on ethically sourced mink. It doesn’t shed the way every other fur sheds, and it’s also far more luxurious.”