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An article debuting Furmark will be featured in the upcoming February issue of Vogue Italia. Produced in collaboration with AIP and with support from IFF, this article is one of the first steps in communicating the Furmark program and message. The article features a series of bold statements, including: “The fur sector has decided to sake clarity with Furmark, a new international certification for natural furs, which debuts in 2021, and which provides guidelines for a purchase in complete safety, as explained by the International...
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Finnish Fur Breeders’ Association – FIFUR 12.1.2021 Press release The fur industry is developing a corona vaccine for mink and Finnraccoon with a research group at the University of Helsinki The Finnish Fur Breeders' Association FIFUR and researchers at the University of Helsinki are developing a corona vaccine for mink and Finnraccoon. The goal is to have a vaccine that protects farm animals against covid-19 as soon as possible for widespread use and distribution. "The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the Covid-19 disease, is not just...
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The leader of the global fur industry has announced the bullish prospects for fur in 2021, called for clarity from the Danish Government on the ongoing mink situation, and affirmed the place of natural sustainable fashion in a post-COVID world.Mark Oaten, CEO, International Fur Federation, hit back at suggestions natural sustainable fur was going anywhere but up: "Actions speak louder than words: there are already strong signs that sales are robust in Asia and early indications show mink prices have increased by up to 30%....
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The government in Denmark has made a decision they did not want to, but public safety must come first. Now the Danish authorities must release their research for scrutiny amongst international scientists. The Danish mink production is allowed to continue in the future, but no decisions have yet been made by the mink farmers, who are still in shock over seeing their livelihood being taken away from them. The culling decisions in Denmark and the Netherlands rest on many farms being located close together, and...
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ANIMAL INSTINCTS: The International Fur Federation doesn’t waste a minute. Shortly after 1843, The Economist’s lifestyle magazine, published an interview online with Donatella Versace saying she was renouncing fur, the lobby sprang into action. In the story, which will come out in print on Friday, Versace said fur will no longer be used in her collections. “Fur? I am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right,” she told the magazine. Reached Wednesday, a Versace spokesman said...
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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. The annual fashion contest was held in two stages. The first stage of the competition consisted of a jury determining the finalists by the designer’s sketches. Designer’s selected for the second round would then have their ready garments judged by a panel that consisted of: Sergey Stolbov - Chairman of the IFF-Eurasia...
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A master class on the use of modern technologies in the field of design and tailoring of fur products took place at the St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Design and Technology, Russia on the 10th November 2016.   Organised by the Russian Fur Union (RFU) and supported by the International Fur Federation (IFF), the master class was attended by students and professors of design institutes of St. Petersburg and other Russian cities, as well as representatives of companies involved in sewing fur products. More...
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