2015 Top Lot successfully resold for Namibian children
As promised, Dutch farmer and businessman Mr. Rien Leeyen brought back to Kopenhagen Fur a world class package of...
Chinese fur businesses falls in love with swakara
A group of 13 business leaders from the Chinese fur industry who recently graduated from the Tsinghua University in Beijing's E-MBA...
Video: Kopenhagen Fur's Namibian kindergartens are growing
Since 2006 Kopenhagen Fur has supported kindergartens in a big slum area in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. So far...
Video: Mark Tan inspires Namibian designers
16 November 2015Fashion & Lifestyle
The Danish designer Mark Tan visited Namibia to learn about the production of Swakara skin. In that connection he met some Namibian...
Video: Mark Tan visits Swakara farm
2 November 2015Animal welfare
At the end of October Kopenhagen Fur and the Danish designer Mark Kenly Domino Tan visited Namibia to learn about the production of Swakara skins, which he will use in his next collection.
Video: Sharing knowledge in Namibia
23 February 2015Fur farming
Kjetil Aas and Tilde Bay Kristoffersen, two designers from Scandinavia, have just recently completed their fur styles made with Swakara skins. These designs will be used to promote this unique skin type from Namibia, and this week these designs will be promoted in Hong Kong during the international fur fair.
Video: From Copenhagen to Namibian kindergartens
26 August 2014Markets
Patrick Iyambo Pre – Primary School is one of 38 kindergartens located Windhoek, Namibia, which is supported by Kopenhagen Fur. All of these kindergartens are located in Katatura. A large slum area located just outside of the Namibian capital. Meet the children, the Principal and the Project Coordinator and learn about more the project.
1.257.484 DKK donated to namibian charity
24 September 2012Politics
Danish and Dutch fur breeders have in the season of 2011/12 submitted no less than 10.820 skins for Kopenhagen Furs Charity Foundation. The season has now come to an end and the donated skins have raised a record-high 1.257.484 DKK in total.
Namibian Government changes breed name from karakul to swakara
24 April 2012Markets
By New Year 2012 the government of Namibia has agreed to officially change the breed name of Namibian karakul sheep to swakara. This has been requested by the swakara board of Namibia which for the last couple of years has worked strategically to ensure this change of name which is a great recognition that the Namibian farmers through hard work and upgrading in karakul breeding have changed the genotype of the karakul breed in Namibia successfully.
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