WelFur – let the animals speak

June 17, 2013 by Mick Madsen

This month is a proud one for the European fur sector. The European Fur Breeders’ Association publishes its animal welfare protocols for mink and fox, and, in my opinion, this may well mark the beginning of a new chapter in European agricultural industries. The WelFur protocols contain more than 30 years of animal welfare science for fur farmed species and as such WelFur is the new scientific reference for animal welfare in fur farmed species. The protocols are also the … Continue reading

The fur industry has a business strategy (it works too)

June 5, 2013 by Mick Madsen

The only thing you gain more of when you share it, is knowledge. When European fur powerhouses like Saga Furs and Kopenhagen Fur invite designers to their creative workshops at Saga Design Centre and Kopenhagen Studio to learn the delicate fur craft techniques, the designers improve their creative opportunities immensely, and it is a rare designer who opposes further creative opportunities. It is, of course, a business strategy, and it works very well too. 2/3 of the designers on the … Continue reading