Fur and the enviroment
Natural fur is a sustainable fashion material and is a renewable resource with exceptional thermal qualities. Fur is biodegradable and has much less impact on landfills and oceans than plastic-based synthetic textiles.
We can consider fur as absolute opposite to today’s fast fashion culture of buying and disposing – a slow fashion alternative for consumers concerned with sustainability.
SUSTAINABLE FUR – A NATURAL RESOURCE
Sustainable fur is a completely natural fashion material and is a renewable resource with exceptional thermal qualities. Fur is biodegradable and has much less impact on landfills and oceans than plastic-based synthetic textiles. The global textile market is dominated by synthetic textiles such as polyester. Not only does the production of these textiles release a significant amount of greenhouse gasses, the pollution associated with its end-of-life disposal has become a major environmental threat.
NATURAL FUR – A BIODEGRADABLE RESOURCE
One of fur’s greatest attributes is the fact that it is a renewable resource. Unlike biodegradable fur, plastic-based textiles are non-renewable, and end up in landfills or in oceans and waterways.
Fur Europe sponsored the independent testing of different types of fur to assess their biodegradation qualities. The testing was carried out by Organic Waste Systems (OWS), an independent laboratory that conforms to ISO 17025, and is recognised by global certification bureaus that have focus on biodegradability and compostability.
SUSTAINABILITY IN DANISH MINK FARMING
Fur is a natural material with many positive characteristics, and Danish mink is of exceptional quality – beautiful, warm, durable and can be handed down for generations. Best of all, it is completely biodegradable and naturally returns to the ecological cycle.