A natural high quality product
Real fur is durable, natural, ecological and recyclable. The Finnish certification system ensures that you can trust the origin of the fur. That is why our products have a genuinely international demand.
When you wear a fur garment made of Finnish, certified pelts, you know the fur is of high quality and that it has been produced in fair conditions.
What other uses for fur do you know of? In addition to traditional full fur coats other garments (such as hats, gloves) and accessories are made. Scarves, stoles and tippets are also made of fur. Due to its characteristics fur is also suitable for everyday use. Because real fur has a lovely shine, it can be used to make gorgeous garments for special occasions. Fur does not wrinkle the clothes underneath it and is thus a good choice for outer clothing.
Fur garments fit into the Nordic environment. It endures rains, winds and blizzards. The colder the better. The warmth of fur is second to none. The fur lining the hood creates its own thermal edge around the face and protects the face when exposed to cold weather.
How to be both fashionable and environmentally aware? Choose real fur! Genuine fur is more environmentally friendly than fake fur. In the right circumstances, real fur will start to degrade in 30 days. That is why it is a better option for nature than fake fur containing microplastics.
Care and storage of fur
Use often and care for it the right way
The best way to care for your fur garment is to use it often. Fur is a genuinely natural product that thrives outside and benefits from humidity – most fur types even benefit from sleet. It is also good to air it in frosty weather. The fur needs to be hung on a sturdy hanger. Store the fur in a cool place and shielded from light. The best way to cover the fur is with fabric: for example, an old duvet cover will get repurposed as a storage bag when you cut enough air holes in it.
Clean the fur regularly. This way the undercoat of the fur will be cleaned from dust and other possible dirt. The topcoat will stand out nicely. If you want to clean your fur yourself, ask some advice from an expert.
Fashion changes, but fur is eternal
Today a lot of furs are modernized as part of the globally sustainable development and recycling trend. When stored correctly the genuine fur is an eternally natural product, with better performance than synthetic materials. As material fur can be used and reused again and again. The quality of the material and the handicraft of furriers makes the fur garment valuable. That is why it is properly cared for and used for a long time.
What is a furrier? A furrier makes, designs and sews fur garments and it is one of the oldest craft trades. In skilled hands fur can be transformed to many things – an old fur coat can be modified into a new garment for everyday use. The customers tell the furriers fascinating tales about the furs they bring in for repair or modifying. Many furs have a similar story, but still it is different and unique every time. The fur can be an inherited coat from generations ago, perhaps made in an atelier, so the furrier is known. Someone may have found a decades old fur coat in perfect condition and wants to have it modified. Long fur coats are often modified into shorter styles, better suited for people traveling by car. Even smaller pieces of the fur can be used, for example for a warm long vest worn on top of a thinner coat. This way the recycled, genuine old fur is back in use. At the same time, the traditional artisan profession remains.
Do you have a fur garment that needs modifying? Who should you turn to? You can find a skilled furrier here: www.turkiskaupanliitto.fi
like to visit
a fur farm?
Farmers welcome visitors and are happy to show you how Finnish fur is produced. The time of visit will be agreed in advance with the breeder, as animal welfare is in focus every day.