International Fur Forum

On the 9th of September in Moscow was held an international forum on measures to counter movement of illegal fur on the territory of Eurasian Economic Union which was organized by the Russian Fur Union together with the retail companies association with the support from the Government of the Russian Federation and the IFF.

 Forum was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation, Federal Customs Service, Eurasian Economic Commission, developers of the fur labeling system, representatives of the main countries exporting fur products in Russia (China, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Hong Kong), managers and specialists of manufacturing and trading companies in Russia and other countries (Great Britain, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine), the heads of the national fur associations of the Eurasia region.


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With the announcement during last year’s fur fair Fur Expo, Ukraine joined the ranks of countries in which NAFA sponsors student design competitions. This contest is jointly hosted with Kyiv National University of Technologies & Design (KNUTD) and was open to students throughout Ukraine.

As the first fur design competition in the country of international standards, there was keen rivalry to obtain one semi-finalist spots that would result in the production of the garment and the chance to go on to win one of the coveted top awards.

The first round of elimination narrowed the selection of sketches to 58. From these, representatives of NAFA and KNUTD chose the 5 semi-finalists. Tykafurlux, one of Ukraine’s premiere fur manufacturers, produced these garments in a variety of NAFA Northern wild furs as designated by the students.

Oksana Moroz, Eastern Europe Marketing Director at NAFA, will travel to Kyiv to join other industry and fashion VIPs for the final round of voting, which will take place on October 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm at KNUTD.

First and second place winners will be awarded an all expense paid trip to Studio NAFA in Toronto, Canada for a Creative Design Fur Workshop.

For further information please contact Oksana Moroz: +1 -416-220 8991 (mob. while in Ukraine: +38-095-198 7250); This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.