The International Fur Federation takes pride of all sectors of the fur trade. From fashion to farming, the IFF is passionate about fur and proud to represent an exciting and diverse trade with a long and rich history. Everything the IFF does is carried out with the objective of ensuring that this continues...
On the 21st of October 2016 IFF will host their AGM and Council at the Divani Apollon hotel on the coast outside of Athens, Greece. The evening before (20th) at the council dinner, awards for Lifetime Achievement, Fur Futures and Member of the Year will be handed out. ...Read More
24 September 2016: The International Fur Federation (IFF) has today launched its annual FUR NOW campaign during Milan Fashion Week. The IFF revealed its latest campaign in collaboration with Vogue Italia – to a large crowd of influential designers and journalists across the fashion industry. Read More...
The latest interviews, panel discussions, and design events are published on our FUR TV YouTube page. Content comes from an array of sources including members, associates and auction houses. Read More...
The second issue of FrontRow Magazine is out for distribution.
Editor Carlotta Pellizzari introduces the Fall Winter 2016 edition with a quick summary.
She goes on to discuss the cover story about Fendi - the profile behind the brand, an interview with Pietro Beccari, Fendi CEO discussing the immensely successful show at the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
NAFA's Vision 2020 is introduced as an "ambitious four-year plan of fur certification and traceability, which has been introduced as part of the company's Corporate and Social Responsibility Initiative".
Animal rights activists have been banned from protesting outside fur shops in Germany in the run up to Christmas.
In a major blow to their planned campaign of harassment and intimidation, a judge has ruled they must allow shoppers the space and freedom to purchase fur without fear.
The well-known Bogner fashion house was granted the injunction against Deutsches Tierschutzburo, an anti-fur group.
One of the arguments I hear over and over again is that fur is wrong because we are killing animals “for fashion”. Fur’s main purpose is not for fashion and I think it is time to set the record straight about why the majority of us wear fur...
When someone buys something to be fashionable, it is usually an item of clothing – or an accessory – whose life-cycle as a fashionable product is relatively short. That print, silhouette, or shape that is considered fashionable today is probably not going to be so next season or next year. On the other hand, classic clothing could be considered as wardrobe staples that do not follow trends and can be worn for many years. Would you not consider fur to fit into the latter?
The Fashion Committee Spanish Fur Association, formed by the furriers Myriam Buenaventura, Miguel Marinero and Arturo Aguado, and expert journalist in Fashion Clara Courel and consultant in Fashion and Lifestyle David March, have selected three students Fashion design who will represent Spain in the edition of the Remix 2017 Awards, which will take place next February in Milan with a catwalk show of the collections of the 10 finalists chosen by the international Jury.
On November 10th 2016, the Russian Fur Union, with the support of the International Fur Federation (IFF) held the 3rd international young designers competition Eurasia REMIX at Palace Suzora in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
After much discussion, the panel managed to name the top three designers of this year’s competition. The first prize went to Burak Dahan from Turkey who has won the opportunity to take part in an internship at the NAFA design studio in Canada.
Second and third places went to Yerhat Maksutov from Kazakhstan and Liliya Nigmatyanova of Uzbekistan. Both these designers have been awarded internships at the design studios of Saga Furs (Finland) and Kopenhagen Fur (Denmark) respectively.
International Fur Federation, “IFF”, held the “Asia Remix 2016” for the first time in Tokyo, Japan on October 31st, 2016 with the aim of supporting up-and-coming Asian designers and promoting the development of fur designs, techniques and newest fur trend with the support of the Japan Fur Association. Future Star Design Award went to Ms. Cho Po from Hong Kong, and the Craftsmanship Design Award went to Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki from Japan. Ms. Li Xuan Xuan from China took the title of the Creative Design Award, in addition to reward, Xuan Xuan will also go to Saga Studio in Denmark for one week training, Ms. Natsumi Ikariyama from Japan won the Best Design Award of Male Category (Prize reward and one week training at NAFA studio in Canada. Finally, Mr. Yuki Ando from Japan won the Grand Prize of Female Category
Three decades ago Saga Furs and the House of Dior collaborated to present a milestone -- the first-ever luxury fur fashion show in China. To celebrate the occasion and 30 years’ of efforts in China, Saga Furs held a spectacular fashion show on 1 November in conjunction with Beijing Fashion Week.
WelFur is a new scheme developed to ensure animal welfare is a priority before fur pelts reach the auction houses. The program is entirely voluntary, although the auction houses will not sell furs that are not WelFur certified from 2020 onward. The scientist Jens Malmkvist from Aarhus University in Denmark is one of the scientists developing the new standards in fur farming. The scientists and veterinarians involved in the process are non-biased and unpaid from the fur farms. They are sponsored through the governments.
Animals had been there from the start, even before Adam was created. So for the educated men and women who studied their form, their characters, and their doings, these little pockets of intelligence running across the face of the earth, swimming in the depths of the ocean, and rising in the heavens, were constantly revealing God’s secrets.
I hate dressing formal. It goes back to my days as a member of parliament. There was a strict dress code, and if you wanted to speak in the Chamber a jacket and tie was a must, and the speaker would have thrown you out as fast as he could shout ‘order’ if you strayed from the rules. I hated the various dinners and events that went with the job and the hassle that came with it of dragging around the old black tie in a suit bag on the rubber chicken circuit.
FENDI and Saga Furs in support of young talents for the magic of fur.
Aiming at inspiring design students with the magic of fur as well as conveying the traditional fur skill and craft to the next generation, FENDI and Saga Furs have developed a unique internship experience for young talents to showcase their flair of creativity in fur design.
24 September 2016: The International Fur Federation (IFF) has today launched its annual FUR NOW campaign during Milan Fashion Week. The IFF revealed its latest campaign in collaboration with Vogue Italia – to a large crowd of influential designers and journalists across the fashion industry.
The International Fur Federation (IFF) – in partnership with Vogue Italia – hosted a panel discussion at Milan Fashion Week (24 September) to discuss the future of the fur industry. It was organised as part of the IFF’s Business of Fur initiative, an advisory resource for fashion retailers that also provides information and support regarding the commercial opportunities of selling fur.
We have members in over 40 countries around the world who all do some amazing work: on promoting the fur trade, in improving animal welfare, environmental and employment standards and in the fashion and PR sectors too. It is important to us that we highlight the great work that our members do. This month we got in touch with our Russia members and found out more about their recent activities as well as their favourite fashion trends.