3:54 pm on Friday, November 13th, 2015
We at FurHatWorld wish to express our sincere appreciation to our loyal customers as we celebrate our tenth year in business. When our company was founded in 2006 with just our 2 owners, we could hardly foresee our growth to the international company we are today.
Today we are celebrating 10 years of:
Evolving Product Selection:
We started with just 12 hat designs which included variations of our B-52 Aviator as well as our Rabbit Ushanka. As interest began to grow, so did our selection. We now offer 217 styles of men’s and women’s hats, each style offered in a variety of luxury furs. We didn’t just stop there; we began to expand our wares to include not only hats but scarves, gloves, and earmuffs as well. After the success of our fur hats and accessories it was decided we would expand again and include luxury items such as our capes and stoles. Our newest venture is our line of fur coats, beginning with just a couple of styles. Today, we have almost 200 styles of coats available. We have always valued customer feedback, and our products reflect that.
Design and Innovation:
As a fashion industry, our goal is to provide the hottest trends. As such, our inventory is constantly changing, and new styles and products are added regularly. Demand for real fur products continues to grow and FHW is at the forefront of new and exciting designs.
How do we keep our prices so low? We offer products at factory direct prices in an attempt to maximize the value for the customer. Buying products directly from us means there is no middle man, no expensive advertising and no overhead like a typical brick-and-mortar store would have. This way we can offer our customers what they want at a price they will love.
Fast Worldwide Shipping:
In the beginning, our company offered shipping only to the United States and Canada, with the majority of our sales being in the States. In an effort to give our customers the absolute best, we have negotiated deeply discounted shipping rates with our carriers, and we also offer express shipping. Because of this, we can now ship our products Worldwide in as little as 1-2 days!
Exceptional Customer Service:
FHW values the satisfaction of our customers above anything else; it is for this reason that we handle all customer service inquiries personally. When our company started, customers were assisted by the owners themselves. To maintain the friendly and positive relationship established with their customers, the owners have diligently chosen a devoted staff they consider to be family. We pride ourselves on our excellent relationship with customers, and strive to provide the best customer service available.
We like to think that it’s been more than just luck that transformed FHW from just a vision to a lasting brand. We owe our success in the past 10 years to our hardworking team and faithful customers. Let’s hope the next decade will be as remarkable as the first.
9:08 pm on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Some of the trends this fall are leaning more towards exaggerated silhouettes, bold prints, and unique detailing of the 1970’s. We love this style so much because of the wide array of fur one can incorporate into their wardrobe. The music that played from your 8 tracks or vinyl record players were a form of inspiration for most people when pondering their outfit choices. You would see large collars and skin tight pants. Free flowing robes and extremely loud prints in maxi skirts and dresses. As well as, minimalist concepts such as mono toned skirts and dresses with exaggerated shapes.
Today, fearless fashionistas all over have been presenting their bell bottoms and butterfly collars with a refined take of their own. We have assimilated the style of the 70’s into the 21st century; however, these street stylists can’t take all of the credit. We also give thanks to the inventive fashion designers that represent their refreshing takes on a classic 70’s ensemble.The look of a jacket such as our Bianca red fox fur jacket can be intimidating to wear. Mainly, because of the different ways one can wear such an item. Incorporating this piece with a pair of wide leg denim or trousers can be a great combination. If executed correctly, this outfit is complementary towards all body types. However, one should always consider this style dilemma as a balancing act, the weight on the top half should be evenly distributed onto the bottom half as well.
This does not necessarily take away from the coat, all we have done is evenly distributed the weight on the top and the bottom half. This gives the illusion that the fullness of the coat is not so overwhelming to the eye, it also evens out the shape of the outfit. Bold patterns are also a very daunting fashion option that can easily be translated into a fashion faux pas. Fur is another great piece to incorporate into an outfit that showcases a bold print. This offers the viewer a little bit of a break when taking in the unique pattern.
Including our Melodie blue fox fur bomber, is a unique way to bring out a neutral as well as add shape and texture into the outfit. If you are looking to incorporate more detail into your outfit, then our Jada rabbit fur vest would be a great alternative if the Mongolian sheepskin is not your taste.
7:22 pm on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
It’s cold outside and you need some gloves to keep those fingers toasty warm. Deciding on a pair of gloves can be a bit overwhelming, especially with all of the options that are offered. No matter what the style, it all comes down to personal preference. But, the question is, “what are my personal preferences?” Well, determining the type of options that are best suited for you does not have to be hard. We have dipped into our collection of beautifully crafted gloves to help you determine what is best suited for functionality and style.
Before diving into the endless sea of glove options, you need to take into account the fit of a glove. The way your hand feels in the glove will be how you will determine if it is the right fit for your lifestyle. Once you determine the size of glove you need you are ready to go shopping! Determining the dexterity of a glove and one that is fashionable is part of the complexity of choosing the perfect gloves for you. There is such a wide array of gloves created in different materials. Some specially crafted just for the purpose of dexterity. However, when you opt for more movement in the design of gloves, you sacrifice insulation and vice versa.
Insulation works in two ways trapping air and reflecting back any body heat that is generated. Large pile insulation is important if you are looking for a warm glove. Our Black Shearling Sheepskin Suede Leather Gloves would be a great option if you are leaning towards warmth. This glove is also great option if you find yourself working outside. Providing that these gloves will be worn in a cooler environment, you need to determine which gloves will be best suited for the weather you encounter. Layering within a glove can be a crucial element to keeping those fingers warm.
If you live in a rainy climate then looking for a sleek leather glove with a wool lining is a great option. Our Mink trim with a wool liner is a perfect option for those wetter climates. If you are looking for additional texture, style and sophistication, try layering on a pair of fingerless gloves such as our Knitted Gloves with Rabbit Fur Trim. Layering gloves is a really great way to showcase your stylish fall and winter accessories.
8:39 pm on Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Winter fur accessories have always been a timeless and classic piece to don during any occasion. The trick is to know how to wear them, pairing a hat with a certain outfit can alter your whole look. We’ve dipped into our collection of fur hats to offer our assistance on how some of our classic hats can be integrated into your everyday attire.
A Russian style hat that can be tied up to the crown of the cap or fastened at the chin, for additional coverage for the ears. These hats are famously known for its place of origin, Russia. Russians experience very frigid winters, we are aware that the Ushanka is not the only hat that people in Russia wear. However, we think that it should always have a special space in your closets and occasionally on your heads. These hats offer a wide variety in versatility and function. Our collection of hats presents an agreeable array of different furs such as rabbit, fox, and sheep. Whichever fur you choose to display this timeless style in; you will always walk away knowing that a hat like the Ushanka will always be a reliable source of refinement and luxury.
The coonskin hat otherwise known as the Davy Crockett hat is a great alternative to a headgear that one could style with almost anything. We offer this hat in a wide variety of styles such as red fox, raccoon, and rabbit fur, which bring a traditional and modern take on the eccentrically famous outerwear. We look to offering a contemporary take on a hat that some people would normally shy away from. We admit, finding a place to wear this hat can be a bit difficult. But we think that styling this unique hat with a tailored low key looking outfit pair’s best with this cap. Our hats feature a full fur exterior with a long tail, retractable wool ear flaps and a quilted interior. Owning a Davy Crockett hat is something that one can invest in for many years to come.
Fudd Hunting hat:
These hats resemble the shape of a baseball cap and include ear flaps that tie at the top, bottom, and back for maximum versatility. Although the main objective for this hat is to be for hunting, we have decided that it should be worn more then just on a leisurely walk deep in the great outdoors. One should be able to incorporate the classic style into your usual day and occasional evening wear. Another preference this hat brings to the table is the character that these hats showcase; the amount of outfit choices one can wear with this style are endless. Instead of wearing the hat with the preconceived notion of resembling Elmer Fudd, wear this hat because it deserves to inherit a new image that says timeless and stylish.
2:39 pm on Friday, September 18th, 2015
Genuine fur coats for men have always been in style, but have not been fashioned as much as we would have like to see. Although, wearing a fur coat may not be an ode to understatement, one should realize that wearing a uniquely crafted fur piece is still a classic representation of power and masculinity. It also presents a great opportunity for you to add your own take on fur fashion.
For those who want to ease into fur fashion, we suggest introducing fur accents such as stoles and collars these are becoming a fall staple you can put towards enjoying for many years to come. Our crystal, silver, and black fox fur collars are a perfect addition to your casual and formal outerwear. These collars are a strong pairing alongside any topcoats that are a great extension to a very polished workwear outfit. This style is also successfully executed paired with flat front dress pants and a wool crewneck sweater.
If sporting furs full on is to your liking, then maybe our Hudson natural fur jacket would be right up your alley. This coat pairs well with your work attire or you can choose to go casual with it by layering a simple v neck t-shirt, a medium wash denim jacket, and some dark chinos. This would tie the whole look together.
In the case of incorporating fur into your wardrobe, simplicity is key; adding pieces with a frantic print is not something that is suggested. This will take away from the main attraction which is your the fur coat itself. Mixing pieces that are key staples in almost everyone’s wardrobe is highly recommended. Having the opportunity to let your coat speak for itself is the allure and advantage of owning a fur piece.
4:58 pm on Friday, September 11th, 2015
Fall is a time when we start to embark on a quest through out closets in search of this season’s staples. On the runway, varied designers incorporate themes that counteract with one another. The idea of being composed and understated as well as glamorous and indulgent is what your outfit should help you embody. Carrying something simple however demands attention with the great detail it exudes. We present to you, our guide on fur accessories that are trending for this season. These hot accessories are sure to keep you warm and stylish all season long.
Designers have inquired the help of fur accessories. These notable accessories allow the outfits to express warmth and give it depth. Contrast to the crisp season that awaits us all in the very near future. Hues such as neutrals, greys, and camels present us with variations of rich warm colors such as oranges, blues, and reds. As previously mentioned, these accessories give your outfit the understated look with the luxurious statement that comes with the accessory itself. Specifically speaking, fur stoles and fur collars have become a regular on the runway; stoles have become very intriguing to the public, reason being, it was not to be predicted as a trend this fall. This piece traditionally is worn nonchalantly over the shoulder; however, designers have refreshed our ideas of how to accessorise with a stole. We offer a variety of fox fur stoles that would without a doubt, work great with any fall outfit.
Fur collars are a reoccurring item that is both functional and stylish; the possibilities are endless when it comes to pairing it with outfits. This accessory can be worn indoors and is a huge assistance during those frigid walks outdoors. Fur collars are an automatic statement piece that is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. These collars will give your outfit that timeless sophistication that will leave you grateful for investing in one. We offer a large array of fur, from Silver Fox to Long Haired Goat.
Although a fur collar may seem like such a small addition to an outfit, its effects are the total opposite. We have always embraced the classic touch of a fur collar, we just wanted to make sure that it was not overlooked; it’s a reliable piece that you can always come back to. Even though scarves have had their 15 minutes of fame last fall, we have decided this year to shine the spotlight on to its sibling rival, the stole. Let’s just say it’s our way of making up for lost time.
4:45 pm on Thursday, May 14th, 2015
There are quite a few differences between real and faux fur. Its important to know some of the differences so that you can make a good buying decision. Fortunately there are a few good ways to determine the difference between real and faux fur.
- The first place to start is to look at the label to see if its real or faux. The label can help but you need to do some research about the designer name on the label. Some labels like Mincara and Intrique always mean faux fur, but other big designer names like Dennis Basso and Anne Klein produce both faux and real fur.
- Be sure to look for the Fur Label Authority Tag that was created in 1952 by the United States congress for furs that are manufactured, imported and sold in the USA.
- Checking the backing of the fur itself is a good way to see if its genuine fur. Real fur animal pelts will resemble smooth suede leather.
- The burn test is an excellent way to see if its genuine fur. You need to clip off some fur from a non-visible area until you have a generous clump of fibers. Then you hold a match to the fibers to see how they burn and smell. Synthetic fibers will burn easily and rapidly, also they will often melt into a clump or ball. If there is an odor it will smell artificial like plastics. Real fur when burned gives off the distinctive burnt hair odor.
Hopefully these tips will help to provide you with some good buying advice when you are looking into purchasing fur and want to ensure you are getting genuine fur.
8:19 pm on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Buying vintage fur can be a great investment. However, like any major purchase, you need to do your homework and be a smart shopper when purchasing vintage fur. We will present some general advice to help you make a good buying decision.
- Buying from a reputable source is one of the most important points, as some dealers can erroneously mislabel the fur types.
There are actually a few good ways to tell what kind of condition the fur is in so that you can know if you should buy or not, when you are out shopping.
- Take the fur in your hands and crumple it. There should be a suppleness to it, a weight to it, plus it should not be dry.
- Be sure the fur has no odor, because of it being improperly stored. When fur is stored in a place with too much humidity it will cause a mildew smell, which is a sign the fur is rotting. This is a lasting odor which will not go away, so you for sure would not want to purchase this fur.
- Dry rot, which causes stiff and cracked fur, is another issue to look for in poorly stored furs. You would be able to feel the stiffness in the fur indicating dry rot is present. For example, if the fur was stored in a cedar closet, the cedar would absorb the moisture from the air, which drys out the fur, causing dry rot. Take a look at the shoulders for stiffness or cracking as that is wear it often starts first.
Buying vintage fur gives you that worn in cool look, and usually is lower cost than buying new. So now that you have some vintage fur buying tips, you can go ahead and buy that luxurious dream coat.
1:17 pm on Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Real fur has appeared in many famous Hollywood movies with equally famous leading ladies wearing the breathtaking garments. Some of the most famous names in Hollywood over the years have worn fur in their movies. We have put together a list of some famous movies and their equally iconic leading ladies who wore fur.
- Marilyn Monroe wore lots of fur in the famous 1953 movie called; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She wore a white mink coat and also wore a platina fox stole.
- Jennifer Lawrence wore lots of fur in the 2013 movie called American Hustle. There was a beaver coat with silver mist fox trim. The movie also featured a feathered badger coat.
- Keira Knighley wore lots of fur in the 2012 movie called; Anna Karenina. She wore fur hats and a beautiful crystal fox trimmed coat.
- Kim Cattral and Sarah Jessica Parker wore lots of fur in their 2008 movie, Sex and The City. Kim Cattral wore a stunning white mink coat while Sarah Jessica Parker was wearing a beautiful Dyed Chinchilla Rex Rabbit wrap.
- Gwyneth Paltrow starred in the 2001 movie called; The Royal Tenenbaums. She wore a luxurious Fendi Mink Golden fur coat designed by the famous fashion designers Fendi.
- Barbra Streisand starred in the 1968 movie called; Funny Girl. She was wearing a stunning leopard coat and hat for this movie, in which she won an academy award for best actress.
For decades fur has been on display on the silver screen and giving actresses that beautiful and luxurious look.
8:07 pm on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Fur is appearing all over the world in the various fur fashion shows. More and more top fashion designers are using real fur in their collections, so we will provide some information about these designers.
- One of the most famous fur fashion designers is Karl Lagerfeld. He is a Paris based fashion designer, artist and photographer. He is the creative director of Chanel and Fendi as well he has his own Karl Lagefeld collection.
- Prabal Gurung is a Singaporean born fashion designer who is based in New York. He launched his own collection in February 2009 during New York fashion week. For his Fall 2015 collection he had lots of layers, long coats and knitwear with lots of fur.
- Canadian fashion designer George Musi and his brothers founded Musi Furs, which creates dazzling and luxury furs that have earned recognition worldwide. Musi furs was founded in 1994 and has a vision for fur that is not only practical but also as a medium for artistic expression.
- Rolando Santana is a Mexican born fashion designer who uses fur in his collections. He started his own collection in 2009, with his primary focus of making women feel beautiful.
- Dennis Basso is an American fur fashion designer based in New York. He is known for using bold colors and patterns in his fur collections.
There are over 400 well known fashion designers using fur in their ready to wear collections. Also, fur is now being used more and more all year long, so enjoy the high fashion and practical function that can only come from fur.
3:02 pm on Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Fur fashion has been on the rise lately, with fur playing a large role in many fashion shows around the world. Fashion designers are using fur extensively for their fall 2015 and winter 2016 collections. We will explore some of the fur fashion trends from around the world for 2015.
- New York Fashion Show Week – There was fur everywhere as it was covering coats and hats. The designers were using colors such as chocolate, black, charcoal, and tan. Designers such as Zac Posen paired fur hats with evening wear. Fur was also on trimmed sleeves and hemlines of skirts and dresses. There were handbags trimmed in fur of all varieties.
- Fashion designer Prabal Gurung’s New York fashion show – There was lots of fur in this show on a wide variety of items. He had lots of layers and long coats with more than a hint of fur. His heavy duffle coats were made with wool and cashmere and often came trimmed with bright white fur.
- 2014 saw fur used in 60% of British fashion shows and at the New York fashion week a full 70% of garments featured fur. Newer designers are also increasingly using real fur in their collections.
- Celebrities, such as; Rihana, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian are embracing fur more than ever.
- Eastern Europe’s biggest fashion event, which is the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Russia featured lots of fur. The big trend right now is colored fur. Colored fur is increasingly being used in many collections and this show saw fur coats with bright and colorful fur.
Fur is being used more and more around the world with various fashion designers, so go ahead and enjoy the trendy and sophisticated look that comes from fur.
2:52 pm on Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Fur coats are delicate and expensive items to replace, so its important to store them correctly. These coats are a large investment, so it makes sense to store them properly to protect your investment and have your coat lasting for many years. Here are some tips to help you prolong the life of your fur coat.
- Keep your fur in a place that is cool, dry and dark. A closet with indirect heat would be best, but if it does have a heat vent, close it, as the heat will dry out the fur causing damage.
- Let your fur coat breathe to prevent the fur from drying out and cracking. Do not store your coat in a garment bag as they do not let your coat breathe.
- To avoid damaging your fur you may need to store your fur coat at a professional storage facility.
- Be sure to keep your fur coat dry, but if its damp, just shake it out and hang to dry. However, if it gets soaked you will need to take it to a professional for treatment.
- Its a good idea to insure your fur on your home owner’s policy to prevent heartache if your fur coat is stolen. Furriers often offer insurance coverage while your coat is with them and may offer further coverage for a fee.
- Hang your fur coat on a broad shouldered or padded hanger and do not use a wire hanger. Also, you could ask your furrier for a professional hanger.
Fur coats are a precious investment, but if you care for them properly they will give you decades of enjoyable use and relief from the cold.
3:22 pm on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Fur is famous for being worn in the colder months, but that trend is changing. Designers are creating fur trims and other items for their spring and summer collections, so you can make a statement all year long. We have put together some tips to help you with your fashion choices all year long.
- Keep your layering fur pieces as the days will warm up but the nights are still cool. Some good pieces to keep in your spring collection would be; scarves, stoles and lightweight vests. You can even add a fur tail to your handbag for a touch of luxury.
- Shawls are the perfect fur accessory for spring, since they are used more for looking fashionable than keeping warm. When you need just a little something to keep you warm, wear your shawl as it looks beautiful and provides some warmth for a spring day.
- Fur stoles are a beautiful way to add an elegant look to your outfit when you are going to upscale events. Stoles are smaller than shawls and lightweight, so they are perfect for a spring evening.
- Fur vests are ideal for spring, as they are lightweight and leave your arms exposed, so you will not feel too warm. They are beautiful and comfortable, and can be worn with almost anything you wear during cool spring days.
- Fur collars can add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe and have you look amazing for those spring evening events. Fur collars are stylish and also add beauty, plus a touch of warmth for those cooler spring evenings.
Now you have some ideas on how you can enjoy the luxurious look and feel of fur throughout the entire year.
2:34 pm on Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Real fur can be expensive but is a great investment, as it can last for many years. Since it is a good investment, it makes sense to get some advice on how to purchase furs. A great place to get some initial buying advice is to speak with a professional furrier as they are experts on fur. Also, there are lots of other great buying tips that we will list here:
- Feel the fur very carefully, as there should be dense, soft underfur that is evident to the touch, under the glossy guard hair. This glossy guard hair should be very soft, never bristly.
- Make sure to try the garment on to ensure that the weight is comfortable for you. However, furs made these days are quite light.
- Look for furs that are not dyed, not that the dye harms the fur, but rather it affects the texture of the fur.
- When you are trying on your fur, ensure its balanced and falls evenly and comfortably from your shoulders.
- Check the tag to see the origin of the fur. A quality fur coat will list where it originated from. The highest quality furs often come from Europe or North America, but you can also get some quality furs from China.
- The seams should be sewn tightly and the hems should fall straight down.
So when buying your fur, feel free to ask questions and use some of the above tips to help you make your next purchase. Invest not just your money but also your time to help make your next fur purchase a great lasting investment.
2:30 pm on Thursday, March 19th, 2015
- Why is a fur coat so expensive? Answer: The price is due to the many hours of skilled work that must be done to create a fur coat. The first step is the effort of the fur farmer or trapper. Then the fur goes to an auction, where the fur is sold. Then there is the fur processing, after this is the sewing and finishing stages.
- Do fur farmers and trappers get a fair price for their products? Answer: The quick answer is yes they do. The main auction companies are owned by the fur producers. The trappers and farmers receive the full value of their furs, with just a small commission taken off to cover the costs of running the auction.
- How long does it take to make a fur coat? Answer: It takes anyway from 40 – 100 hours of detailed craftsmanship to create one fur coat.
- Are fashion designers using real fur in their new collections? Answer: They are using fur more than ever as evidenced in recent fashion shows. There were over 500 top designers using fur in their collections, in fashion shows in New York, Paris, London and Milan.
- What can I do with my old fur coat? Answer: If your old fur coat seems out of date, it can be re-styled to a new fashionable look. Old fur coats can even be transformed into other fur products such as; fur vests, pillows and other garments as well.
We hope some of these fur facts help you to know about the fur industry and how fur is becoming very trendy among top fashion designers.
5:33 pm on Thursday, March 12th, 2015
The fur industry has changed dramatically over the years, and there are now many reasons to feel good about wearing your fur coat. The industry has setup standards governing the welfare and treatment of animals. This post will explore some reasons for feeling good about wearing your fur.
- One of the biggest fur industry changes is the Origin Assured program. This program ensures your fur is ethically sourced and comes from a country where there are regulations governing fur production. The industry is committed to sustainable and responsible practices. Read more here: Origin Assured program
- Vintage or re-purposed fur is an emerging trend, where old furs are being transformed into other garments. Vintage stores often have lots of the old fur coats that can be used to create modern new designs. A professional furrier can take an old mink coat and create a slimmer jacket or a vest, mittens, earmuffs or even a hat.
- Roadkill fur is an emerging trend, where the road kill animal’s hide is being used to create garments. Every year millions of animals get killed by vehicles, so this is a way to make use of this resource.
- Nutria are considered an invasive species that was harming the environment by eating up the wetlands in coastal Louisiana and contributing to land loss. In the 1990s, Louisiana created a incentive program to kill the nutria. The wetlands have since improved, but there are thousands of dead nutria carcasses every year. Hence, nutria fur was created and is an ethical choice as it makes use of the already dead nutria and this is actually helping the environment.
As the fall/winter 2015 fashion shows have shown, fur is becoming very popular and stylish. Real fur fashion is increasing, and now you have some good reasons to feel good about wearing your fur.
4:54 pm on Thursday, March 5th, 2015
A furrier is an occupation that is crucial to the fur trade. Many people have heard of the term, furrier, but may not know what it really means or what is involved in this occupation. We will provide some of the key aspects of what a furrier is and what they do.
- A furrier is someone who designs, creates, maintains, and repairs fur garments. This term is closely related to the term clothier, which is used to describe people who work with textiles to create garments. Furriers are found in cities all over the world, especially in northern cities where the fur trade is very active.
- Furriers can work in the design aspect of the fur industry. They will explore new construction techniques for fur garments and create custom fur designs for individual customers.
- They also provide services like; altering new garments, such as a fur coat, to properly fit new owners, as well they can clean and repair existing garments.
- Furs and in particular a fur coat, can be very expensive and can vary in quality, so it can be very wise to have an experienced furrier work with inexperienced customers to help them with their fur purchase.
- Furriers can keep your fur coat looking good for many years due to their specialized cleaning. They not only clean your coat but help to restore the natural fur luster. This special cleaning process will add years of life to your fur as it keeps the fur soft, and conditions the leather. It also removes the dust particles from your fur that rob it of its sheen.
Furriers are a very valuable part of the fur industry and crucial to keeping your furs in top condition. So be sure to bring your fur to a furrier to protect your investment and keep your fur in top condition.
4:41 pm on Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Fur is an amazing fiber that has been keeping people warm and fashionable for hundreds of years. There are many different types of furs that are used to make the various garments. We will review some of the more popular types.
- Mink is the most popular fur that is sold worldwide. Mink is luxuriously soft, lightweight, and extremely durable and will give you many years of wear. Mink coats are the fur coat for many women and growing numbers of men, due its quality and fashion.
- Rabbit is very popular and is very soft, beautiful and comes with an affordable price.
- Fox is also extremely popular as it has long, lustrous guard hairs and is wonderfully fluffy. Fox fur is ideal for fur trim on collars, cuffs, wraps and headbands.
- Raccoon is soft, dense and fluffy and is ideal for fur collars and trim. Raccoon is very durable and will last decades with proper care.
- Beaver fur offers amazing warmth and durability. Beaver is a course, shiny fur that is soft and thick. It can take around nine beavers to create one coat.
- Coyote is beautiful, dense and durable and is popular for fur trim on collars and cuffs. It can vary in color from grey to tan and is often more affordable than other furs.
- Muskrat fur is very versatile and can be dyed to look like mink. Its very durable, with the proper care, and the most durable muskrat come from the eastern United States.
Real fur is nature’s answer to winter’s cold, due to its superior heat retention ability and durability.
4:14 pm on Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Life happens and you never know when your fur clothing is going to get dirty or stained. There are some tips that you can use to keep your garments looking good even after an encounter with some dirt or stains. It is too expensive to send off your real fur to get professionally cleaned every time your garment gets a little dirty, so here are some simple care tips.
- The first basic tip is to act fast so the stain does not set, which would make it much harder to clean. This fast action also allows you to get the stain out much easier.
- Blotting is typically much better for stain removal because it helps to prevent the stain from spreading. Rubbing the fur can cause the stain to spread, which creates a much bigger stain.
- Another fast technique is to shake your fur item briskly to remove the salt or dirt.
- If your fur gets wet in the rain, its not an issue, just shake out the excess moisture and let it dry at normal room temperature. Be sure to hang your coat on a plastic hanger and not in a garment bag to ensure proper air circulation. If the fur was completely soaked, you should take it to a fur professional.
- To avoid coat damage by rubbing or breaking your fur at the shoulder, avoid carrying purses or parcels with shoulder straps.
- One final tip is to have your fur cleaned and conditioned by a professional fur cleaner once a year to keep it looking great for years to come.
When your fur is well cared for, it will last a long time and will give you many years of winter warmth and enjoyment.
11:32 pm on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Fur auctions are where most North American pelts will begin their journey to the consumer. This step brings the raw fur product into the processing component of this journey. These public auctions are the main method of selling the raw fur pelts to North American and International buyers. We will go over some of the key aspects of what these fur auctions are all about:
- There are three main auction facilities in North America. They are; American Legend Cooperative, Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. and the North American Fur Auction.
- Fur pelts are sorted by experienced graders into selected bundles according to similar type, size and quality. This is done so that the fur buyers can inspect the pelts before the selling process begins.
- These North American auctions attract designers, manufacturers and brokers from around the world due to the incredible quality of these pelts.
- These auctions allow for trappers and farmers to be paid a full market value for their fur pelts, which means this is a true fair trade industry. The trappers and farmers deliver their furs to the auction on a consignment basis. When the sales are finished, the auction house will deduct a small commission to cover their costs, and give the rest to the trappers and farmers.
- Once these pelts are purchased from the auction houses, they are sent off for processing. This processing step is necessary before fur can used to make apparel or accessories.
These auctions are a crucial and valuable step that takes place which strongly benefits the trappers and farmers. This creates a valuable fair trade industry and benefits the economy for everybody.