Fur types

Mink skins

Mink skins are some some of the world's most exclusive and sought-after fur materials. In spite of its soft and delicate nature the material is quite durable and this, along with the warmth of the fur, makes it the perfect choice for elegant winter wear. But mink skins can also be used for accessories, interior design etc.

Mink comes in an array of types, colours and qualities but common for the skins from Kopenhagen Fur is their exceptional quality, recognised by the even, dense and voluminous fur.



Fox skins

Fox fur is a long-haired thick and dense fur. It comes in many types, with upwards of 20 different natural colours including various shades of black, red, brown and white.

The hairs are longer and more easily recognisable than on any other type of fur, and fox fur is therefore a treasured material for trimmings and accessories. A certain amount of natural shedding should be expected because of the length and thickness of the hair.



Greenlandic sealskins sold at Kopenhagen Fur are covered by EU regulations on trade in seal products. Only products from seals hunted by the Inuit can be traded. The skins sold at Kopenhagen Fur are provided by the Inuit of Greenland as a by-product of hunting for food.

Sealskins comes in different types, but the one commonly used for fashion is harp seal. This type can be easily identified by its short, even hair and its almost silky and lustrous surface. Sealskin has a flatter appearance compared to other types of fur, e.g. mink. Sealskin is very durable and offers great resistance to wind and rain.




Swakara is the name of a specific breed of karakul sheep from Namibia. Significantly different to that of Central Asian karakul, the character and excellent standard of swakara can be found nowhere else in the world. This makes swakara pelts some of the most coveted fur in the world.

The significant feature of swakara is its curls, forming a surface tracery. The signature pattern of swakara is flat, silky and elegant. The soft and supple skin makes the material fit for almost any style, from skirt to jacket.



Chinchilla skins

Chinchilla fur is a soft and dense fur, almost silky to the touch. Due to the fur's look and feel, chinchilla furs are regarded as one of the most exclusive materials available. Most chinchillas have a beautiful blue-grey colour, darkest on the back shading to a lighter grey on the sides. However, several other colours are available such as white, ebony, violet and sapphire.

The fur is very warm, despite being one of the lightest. However, it's a very delicate fur – it needs much care and is not resistant to damp weather.