Go Green with Eco Friendly Fur

biodegradableFur is an excellent alternative to products made from synthetic materials. Genuine fur is natural, renewable, biodegradable and sustainable. The negative environmental impact caused by faux fur and synthetic fibers in general is far greater than that of real fur.

Synthetic Fibers are Made from Petrochemicals

Faux fur and most synthetics are made from petrochemicals. They can take more than 3 times as much non-renewable energy to produce as real fur. Like other plastics, these materials do not break down easily and will remain in landfills for centuries. At a time when the true ecological cost of “cheap”, mass-produced, disposable “fast-fashion” is just beginning to be calculated – think millions of tons of poor-quality fibers and short-life garments filling up landfills – the naturally durable and recyclable qualities of fur make more sense than ever!

Fur is Biodegradable

Real fur is an organic material. The “dressing” process helps to preserve the pelts for some time, but after many years of use they will eventually dry out and begin to deteriorate (i.e., biodegrade), returning to nature. Old fur apparel can even be composted for use in your garden!

Washing Faux Fur is Bad for Waterways

While machine washing a faux fur article, it’s estimated that each piece can release as many as 1900 tiny plastic particles into water systems. This can be harmful to the ecosystem in general, negatively affecting the health of plants, animals and people who live off of the waterways.

Fur Supports Communities who are most Passionate about Protect their Environment

Fur helps to support people who live off of the land, and helps them to continue living this lifestyle comfortably. Trappers often trap in order to eat, and use fur in order to turn what would be waste into a valuable product. These people are heavily invested in conserving and protecting nature because of the extent to which they rely on it.

Fur is a Byproduct of the Meat Industry

Our cowhides, rabbit fur and sheepskin are direct byproducts of the meat industry.