Truth About Fur
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT FUR
Truth About Fur is a website and blog that brings together leading fur authorities in Canada and the USA with a mandate to provide accurate information about this remarkable heritage industry.
Truth About Fur is intended to give a voice to the men and women who carry on this unique artisanal tradition, working as fur farmers, trappers, traders, processors, designers, craftspeople, and retailers.
The extraordinary natural warmth and beauty of fur has been appreciated for centuries. New processing and fabrication techniques make this superb natural material more versatile and accessible than ever. But the modern fur trade is also in tune with emerging environmental and ethical principles – an increasingly important concern for many consumers. Unlike most synthetics, fur is natural, renewable, and biodegradable, which makes it an ideal fabric for today, and for the future.
Citation: Please cite us as Truth About Fur, or TruthAboutFur.com. We provide a voice for the North American fur industry, with support from the national trade associations and the International Fur Federation.
CANADA MINK BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
The Canada Mink Breeders Association was constituted in 1952 as a non-profit organization with a mandate to assist, protect and advance the industry in Canada and to advance and promote Canadian mink in both national and international fields.
FUR COMMISSION USA
Fur Commission USA is a non-profit trade association representing farming families working on 245 farms in 22 states. The FCUSA is dedicated to ensuring superior standards of animal husbandry and consumer education.
FUR COUNCIL OF CANADA
The Fur Council of Canada is a national non-profit association representing people working in every sector of the Canadian fur trade. The Fur Council’s corporative values are based on respect for people, land, animals and the diversity of humane culture. The FCC’s mission is to promote, defend and enhance the professional, economic, social and moral interests of our members.
FUR HARVESTERS AUCTION
Fur Harvesters Auction (FHA) Inc., located in North Bay (Ontario) is trapper owned and operated, with ownership evenly divided between native and non-native trappers. FHA is known for fine North American wild fur, graded to impeccable standards. FHA is also the exclusive source for Genuine Mackenzie Valley Furs™ (Northwest Territories) and Nature’s Edge™ (Nunavut) wild furs.
AMERICAN FUR COUNCIL
The American Fur Council provides support to the fur industry on fur trends, legislative updates, market information and fashion promotion.
FUR INSTITUTE OF CANADA
The Fur Institute of Canada’s mission is to promote the sustainable and wise use of Canada’s fur resources. The FIC is the national coordinator for the implementation of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards in Canada, and leads the country’s trap research and testing program. The FIC is committed to delivering information to the media, the general public and government, pertaining to the economic, social, cultural and environmental issues surrounding today’s fur trade.
INTERNATIONAL FUR FEDERATION
The International Fur Federation (IFF) is a not-for-profit organization, established in 1949, governed by a council formed by delegates from member countries and fur auction houses. With over 42 member organizations in 35 countries, the IFF includes every important fur producing and consuming country from across the full spectrum of the trade: farmers, trappers, auction houses, merchants, brokers, dressers and dyers, manufacturers, wholesalers, marketing organizations and retailers.