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Fur Myths BUSTED

There are many myths surrounding the fur trade, so we have come up with “mythbusters” infographics, to help answer some of the most common questions about the industry and how it works.  Click the link below to view the myths. Source :  http://www.wearefur.com/about-fur/fur-facts/myth-buster

Fur is Beautiful

The clichéd image of an older woman wearing a full-on traditional mink coat is nowadays a rarity. Although this is still the fashion in certain circles, the fur being seen on the catwalks shows the material in a very different light. New techniques see fur being mixed with other materials such as leather, silk and…

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Why Choose Fur

Not only does fur have a rich heritage, it is extremely cutting edge. Fur is no longer just your grandmother’s old coat, designers are constantly innovating the material using a variety of techniques and combining textures to create fun, interesting and wearable garments. Every piece of fur is different; you will never find two identical…

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Fur Cleaning

You do not clean a fur coat just because it gets dirty.  The number one concern with fur material is that the natural oils in the pelts will dry out.  Once this happens the pelts become so brittle or tender that they will tear with incredible ease, rendering the garment useless.  If you feel a…

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Fur Storage

Store your fur garments in cold storage when you are done wearing it for the season or not using it. This is one of the most important steps you can take in preserving your furs. There are no rules or set dates in regard to when furs should be stored. Source:  http://www.furcare.org/fur-storage/ Additional info from…

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Care

Your fur coat, fur jacket, shearlings or shearling jacket, leather coat or leather jacket, and specialty outerwear are valuable and deserve fine care. Allow your fur coats or other garments proper space in your closet. Never keep your fur coat or other valuable coat in a plastic bag. Your fur jacket too requires proper air…

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Blue Fox

Blue Fox (Alopex lagopus / Vulpes lagopus) Pale grey in colour but can produce almost white fur, known as white or shadow fox. Often dyed in many shades. Soft and thick hair is often used for collars and trimmings. Also used for jackets and full-length coats. Source: http://www.wearefur.com/about-fur/fur-types/blue-fox-alopex-lagopus-vulpes-lagopus

Mink

Mink (Mustela vison) The most common farmed species, producing dense, lightweight fur. Wide range of natural colours from white to black, taking in pearl, violet and sapphire, demi-buff (medium brown) and “ranch” (very dark brown). The fur can be worked in many ways, including shorn, knitted and also dyed in many different colours. Used for…

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Chinchilla

Chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera) Very soft and silky with mainly grey, some black, white or beige-white natural colours. Used mainly for small articles and trimming but also for full-length garments. Source: http://www.wearefur.com/about-fur/fur-types/chinchilla-chinchilla-lanigera

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