Is fur an ethical clothing choice?

Is fur an ethical clothing choice?

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Many factors influence whether a particular clothing choice may be considered to be ethically or morally acceptable.  They include: the…
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What types of furs are used in the fur trade?

What types of furs are used in the fur trade?

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  Many different species of furbearer are used in the fur trade, catering to different market segments. For the top…
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Is fur still warm if it is ‘sheared’ to be less bulky?

Is fur still warm if it is ‘sheared’ to be less bulky?

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  Yes. Most of the warmth of a fur is actually provided by the dense underfur (“duvet”), while the longer…
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Are fashion designers using fur in their new collections?

Are fashion designers using fur in their new collections?

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Yes. The number of designers currently working with fur is probably as high now as it has ever been. While…
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Where can I buy fur?

Where can I buy fur?

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It depends on the type of fur you want. Functional furs like coyote-trimmed parkas and raccoon hunting hats are often…
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How do I choose the best fur for me?

How do I choose the best fur for me?

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Choosing the best fur for you is like choosing a car. Most of us can’t afford a different car for…
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Why is a fur coat expensive?

Why is a fur coat expensive?

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  The price of a fur coat reflects many hours of skilled work required to produce it. Before designers ever…
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How long can I expect my fur coat to last?

How long can I expect my fur coat to last?

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  That depends on the type of fur. It is not unusual to see well-made mink coats that are still…
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What can I do with my old fur coat (or a coat I inherited)?

What can I do with my old fur coat (or a coat I inherited)?

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Don’t worry if your fur coat looks outdated. One of the outstanding advantages of fur is that it can be…
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What should I look for in a vintage coat?

What should I look for in a vintage coat?

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There are a few key elements that are important to keep in mind when browsing for vintage furs. First, examine…
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How do I protect my furs in the off-season?

How do I protect my furs in the off-season?

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  The best way to ensure that your fur will last for many years is to have it professionally cleaned…
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Is there a market for rabbit fur?

Is there a market for rabbit fur?

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Rabbit fur has long been used to produce apparel and accessories, but it is not very durable and cannot compete…
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