All the of the most valued and sustainable materials in fashion are natural – including fur. We love this aspect of fur but also all the amazing possibilities of designing and crafting using this amazing material. Naturally we want you to love it as much as us – so here are two good reasons why:
Natural fur is an incredibly durable, but also recyclable material with up to 30 years of life – which mean the coat you buy to day can be passed on to the next generation.
Furthermore, Fur garments can be used to ’upcycle’ (transform) and can be altered to provide a new look or garment.
But even before the fur is transformed into garments and accesories the sustianable journey begins. Of course, the main purpose of mink farming is to use the fur itself, but did you know that the rest of the mink is part of an ecosystem and that no parts of the animal are wasted? Some parts are used to make biodiesel, which, when used, causes much less environmental damage than ordinary fuel, while other parts are used for components in for instance fertilizer, cement and asphalt.
In comparison, faux fur is made of synthetic materials which nature cannot break down, even if it is produced by, for example, recycled plastic bottles. Therefore, styles and trimmings made of faux fur will take infinite time for nature to break down.
“How can I know that the fur used for Oh! products comes from animals that have had a good life?”, you might ask.
Kopehagen Fur believes in transparency and high standards, and is comitted to maintaing the highest levels of openness and animal welfare. Fur us great care and craftmanship go hand in hand.
Since 2009, the European umbrella organisation for fur farming, Fur Europe, has been working to create a welfare label for farms. Developed by independent researchers, the programme; Welfur. is based on a comprehensive research about fur breeding.
To receive the WelFur label, farms will go through an assessment process consisting of three visits over a one-year cycle. After the certification is completed, the farms will receive one annual audit and the goal for Kopenhagen Fur is that all Danish farmers must be certified from 2019 adn from 2020 all fur sold at our auctions will be Welfur certified.
Still in Doubt? – Ok, let’s look at fur farming from a different angle:
Kopenhagen Fur is not only the world’s largest fur auction house, it is also the leading. The skins are famous worldwide for their high quality and thereby always earns the highest prices. The fact is that the better a farm treats his animals, the more beautiful the fur will be resulting in a better business for the farmer.
You can distinguish high quality fur by looking for a lustrous glossy surface of guard hair along with lush and tightly packed underwool.
A little bit of everyday wearable luxury
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