It does pay off to open your doors

May 15, 2013 by Mille Merrild

On Sunday the 12th of May, ten Danish fur breeders opened up their mink farms to the public and I went and visited one of those farms. Even though I have worked with mink before and know about the daily life of the farm pretty well, I still feel that there’s something very special about the first time you are visiting a new farm. The farm I visited in Denmark is placed on the west coast of Jutland and Jens … Continue reading

What else is old news?

April 16, 2013 by Mick Madsen

News Agency Reuters reports that American fur farmers now are scrambling to keep up with China’s demand of fur. We understand that this recent situation has arrived after an economic downturn and years of animal rights activism. Well, put that way it sure is news. The news is however, quite old. Fur farmers, Americans and Europeans, sure were hit by the global recession. The fall of some American financial institutions in late 2008 could be observed at the price levels in … Continue reading

The Naked Truth: Innovation brought fur back big time

April 9, 2013 by Mick Madsen

Some 20 years ago the international fur industry was bleeding. Those were the days when fashion models still scored all the big contracts modelling for clothing brands and cosmetics rather than today’s faces who increasingly come from other parts of popular culture like film, TV and music. It was the days of the supermodels, and the most super of them all agreed to pose in the “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” advertising campaign by animal rights group PETA. Global superstars … Continue reading