Designers visit North American Fur Auctions, 2016

In 2016, fur design student Jacob Shanbrom and Montreal designers Rim and Rita Elias visited North American Fur Auctions (NAFA) as part of the “Fur Futures” program organised by the International Fur Federation. Here they are seen in NAFA's atrium. They attended seminars on mink grading and wild furs. Recalls Jacob, "I enjoyed learning the nuances that distinguish a good skin from a phenomenal skin, and loved learning that so much of the sorting process Is done manually, not by computers!"

By Jacob Shanbrom on Truth About Fur - The Blog:

"Fur Futures" has changed my life's direction. May 11, 2016.