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Three common fur myths debunked

February 5, 2020

You might be considering purchasing a Denver fur coat, but you have some hesitations. While Denver fur is something that will never go out of style, is comfortable, warm, and ultimately luxurious...there are some common misconceptions about fur that might have you double guessing your decision. Your Denver fur coat specialist is here to help debunk some of these common myths.

Myth 1: Fake furs are just as good as real furs
We can promise you, and we aren’t bias, that fake furs are not just as good as real furs. Quality wise, fake furs are not going to be as soft, resilient, or as warm as real furs. There is also a common misconception that fake furs are better for the environment, but in truth most fake furs are made out of petroleum-based products. Often times these fake-fur producers also cause damage to the environment with other products and don’t recycle. 

Myth 2: The fur trade is unregulated
This is certainly not true. There are national laws, and even state laws that help to monitor the fur trade and ensure not only is it quality, but that it’s safe and isn’t violating any laws - whether that be locally or internationally. These laws don’t only regulate the trade of fur, but also address animal cruelty concerns and makes sure your products are sourced ethically.

Myth 3: Some furs are made from household pets
Fur coats are not made out of household pets such as dogs and cats. The furs you will find come from wild animals such as foxes and mink. While you can purchase Chinchilla fur, this is sourced ethically. 

Myth 4: Endangered animals are hunted to create the fur coats
Nope! Endangered animals are protected by law. Industries cannot hunt or harm endangered species for any reason, let alone for the production of a fur coat.

Myth 5: Animal cruelty is a common practice in the industry
This is once again untrue. Referencing back to myth #2, the fur industry is highly regulated and this applies to animal cruelty laws as well. Furs are sourced from fur farms, but in order to produce high-quality furs a farmer must treat their animals with the highest level of care and respect.

Whether you need help taking care of your current fur coat, or are looking to purchase a new one be sure to contact us here at Jonval leather and fur. We are here to help answer any questions you may have and are here to help and help you decide on the perfect fur coat. With a wide variety of leather (and fur) jackets at your disposal, we can find, or design, the jacket that’s perfect for you and matches your style. Checkout the Jonval leather and fur gallery to view items available. Be sure to stop by and see us at 6880 E. Evans Ave. in Denver between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.