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…
What is the Humane Care Merit Award Certification Program? The fur industry’s Humane Care Merit Award program, launched in 1989, was one of the first formalized humane care certification programs in U.S.
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.
Modern Agriculture Programs Go Beyond the Farm High school agriculture programs sprouting across the nation’s Corn Belt are teaching teenagers, many of them in urban environments, that careers in the field often have nothing to do with cows and plows.
Food Industry Prevents Greenhouse Gases Food safety overhaul could inadvertently send much of the reusable food back to landfills.
Renewable Energy Project The Municipality of the District of Digby (Nova Scotia, Canada) is one step closer to making electricity and money from mink manure.
Regulations Protect the Environment While Supporting Jobs and Exports New regulations introduced by the provincial government will ensure that lakes and watercourses are protected
Fur Farming in Europe: World Center of Farmed Fur Production
Oversight for Product Labeling North America
International Trade Commission Publishes Imperfect but Valuable Resource February 10, 2004 – An independent federal fact finding agency in Washington, DC has published a comprehensive report on the trade in untreated fur pelts, from a U.S. perspective.