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Five myths about natural fur

Five myths about natural fur

Fur coat – is a truly status thing, desired for many people a gift and one of the most luxurious and elegant items in the wardrobe. Due to the high cost of fur garments, before buying a fur coat, customers want to learn as much as possible about the properties of the fur, its advantages and disadvantages, trying to protect themselves from buying low-quality fur and counterfeit products. Often information about fur comes to customers from unreliable sources. In order not to get caught in the tricks of unscrupulous sellers, it is worth knowing about the most popular myths associated with natural fur and fur products:

1. Auction fur – quality fur.

Fur auctions are a popular platform for the wholesale sale of fur. It is there that fur skins of the highest quality and elite fur skins are sold. However, they also sell lower quality furs there: the buyer chooses the product he is interested in and can buy fur of any grade.

2. Fur can “molt” and make up.

High-quality fur is characterized by shiny, elastic and soft hair, which is firmly attached to the skin. A natural phenomenon may be considered to be the loss of a few hair follicles in the first days after the purchase of a fur coat. However, a strong moulting of fur is a signal that it is better to return the coat to the seller: otherwise, you risk getting a pretty “half-heavy” product by the end of the season. Fur is considered to be of the highest quality due to its natural colouring, and adherence to all technological processes during the dyeing of fur guarantees stability and durability of the finished product colour.

3. Wet fur coat dryer.

Even if you are caught in heavy rain in the fur coat, you should not dry it with a hair dryer! Under the influence of high temperatures, the structure of the fur changes, its hair becomes duller and more brittle, and mezdra – sits down and coarser. Professional furriers recommend to dry a fur product, hanging it on the shoulders, shaking it carefully and removing excess moisture.

4. Buying fur coats on the market – a real opportunity to save money.

In the market with a certain proportion of luck really can buy a good coat, but here you will not get any guarantees from the seller, and in the event of detection of a marriage it will be impossible to file a claim. Currently, the law provides for mandatory chipping of fur with the indication of the manufacturer, and if you do not find such a chip – then you are dealing with a falsification. Also, it is not uncommon for old fur coats to be sold on the market, which have been given a more tidy and presentable look. In addition, in the market it is impossible to comply with the conditions of interseasonal storage, on which depends the safety and quality of the fur product.

One of the options to save money is to buy fur in the farm and sewing fur coats in the studio. In addition to saving you will get a fur coat, individually sewn on your figure.

5. It is more profitable to buy a fur coat at the winter sale.

Fur product – a product of seasonal demand, the peak sales fall on the winter months, often buy furs as a gift for the New Year and Christmas holidays. That is why, guided by high demand, sellers often overstate the cost of furs at the winter sale. If you go to buy a fur coat profitable – postpone the purchase until spring or summer, then you can really save money. And also watch for discounts on tailoring fur coats at the studio.

The Saltykovsky farm offers discounts of up to 30% until the end of September – a good opportunity to buy fur and sew a fur coat before the cold weather.

To buy a quality fur product – do not hesitate to thoroughly examine the fur and ask the seller questions you are interested in!

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Are the splits and fractures on the fur defect?

Are the splits and fractures on the fur defect?

When choosing a fur coat, it is important to inspect the product carefully and evaluate not only the style, but also the quality of the fur plates. What should you do if you find cracks or breaks on the fur during the inspection? Is it a defect and a sign of poor quality raw materials? These questions will be answered by a professional fur technologist.

Marriage or not – that’s the question

What you see in the photo is a specific feature of natural fur. And the thicker the fur and thicker the fur, the more pronounced this effect will be. The splits of fur are explained by its structure: the thick undergrowth grows perpendicular to the mesdre and keeps this condition in any position. High-quality fur is plastic and easily forms folds: in the formation of a fold part of the pile will be directed in one direction, part – in the other. This explains the fact that you will not find any splits on the flat, smooth surface of the fur plate.
Fractures and splits are most evident on the fur with a thick underfur, but poor quality, “liquid” fur, on the contrary, is less responsive to movement. The effect of splitting is more noticeable on a fur garment of light shades, as well as in the case if the approach and the axial hair of the skin differ in tone. On dark and dyed fur raw materials, splits and breaks are practically not observed.
It is also worth saying that the effect of a break is often found in products sewn “in dissolution”: it is associated with the technology of cutting and processing of fur plates, and does not affect the properties of finished clothing. In addition, the splits become more pronounced and noticeable if the fur is caught and requires dry cleaning. If you wear a coat for several seasons, it is enough to clean its fur, and the product will regain its original appearance.

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Interesting facts about natural fur

Interesting facts about natural fur

When planning to buy fur for the new season, make sure you know this unique natural material well. We have gathered interesting facts about the fur industry for you – they will help you to look at your favorite fur clothing in a new way.

  1. Not all mink is the same. Depending on the breed, mink fur has a huge number of natural colors, the raw materials differ in length of spun and down hair.
  2. Sale of mink skins is carried out at special auctions, where fur is carefully selected for the size and type of color, forming lots for implementation.
  3. To date, the most common fur in the world is a Scandinavian selection mink.
  4. The most popular and large fur auctions are held in Finland, Denmark and the United States.
  5. Fur at the auctions sell lots, which includes fur, identical in characteristics. Several lots are united in a string, and samples from each string demonstrate to buyers. During the auction the price of the most valuable and rare fur raw materials can increase many times. The best fur sold at auctions is guaranteed for 20 years.
  6. Fur of various animals, used for sewing clothes, has different wearing period – the standard is considered to be the fur of seals and otters, which fully retains its appearance and properties during the 10 seasons of socks.
  7. In addition to traditional technologies of fur dressing, other methods of fur treatment are often used. Not only does it not lose its quality, but it also acquires new useful properties: when cutting hair, it is shortened by the same length – the fur becomes more elegant in appearance. For example, beaver skins are plucked to remove coarse spun hair and to achieve special softness and tenderness of fur.
  8. Keep the fur coat and coat on wide shoulders. Forget about storage in boxes and on narrow metal hangers, if you care about your coat! Before storing the fur, dry it thoroughly and treat it with a special insecticide product.
  9. A professional dry-cleaner can preserve the presentable appearance and glossiness of a fur product for a long time.
  10. In special fur storages, things are stored at low temperatures and optimal air humidity. In cooled rooms fur retains its elasticity, softness and shine of pile better.

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How to protect a fur product from insects?

How to protect a fur product from insects?

The biggest threat to the fur is the wrong storage conditions and, of course, insects that can cause irreparable damage to your favorite fur coat. How to protect the fur from pests, so that the thing for a long time pleased you with the warmth and presentable appearance?

Which insects are dangerous for fur?

Despite the common misconception, damage to a fur product can be caused not only by the familiar to the majority of dress mole, but also by many other insects. Conventionally, all fur pests can be divided into two categories:

  • Those who use spun and down fur hair as their nutrition, which is fur coat, wool and furniture moth;
  • Those who are attracted to the mezdra of the fur plate are all kinds of skin beetles.

Insects can completely destroy the hair on large surfaces of fur plates, leave visible “bald spots”, make the fur product untid and heavily worn out. Areas damaged by moths are most noticeable on products made of fox fur, astrakhan, sable, as well as coats of transverse mink.

To prevent damage to the fur insects, it is necessary to take care of careful prevention of their appearance: after all, to prevent the appearance and spread of moths is much easier and cheaper than to fight pests and eliminate the effects of their vital functions.

Prevention is the best way to fight moths

To prevent a moth from appearing in the house and to protect fur things from it, it is enough to follow these simple rules:

  • Dry regularly, dust and air your favorite fur coat. Fresh air and ultraviolet rays are the worst enemies of the moth;
  • Store your furry products in specially designed textile covers. Do not use plastic bags and covers for this purpose – they often form condensate and moisture is fatal for natural furs;
  • Systematically treat the wardrobes and cabinets where the fur garments are stored with special insecticide preparations. Modern moth control products are odourless, applied quickly and evenly, do not need to be washed away and last for several months;
  • Carefully comb the hair of the coat before storing it. This will allow not only to unravel the dumped areas of long pile, but also mechanically remove the insect larvae.

Act effectively!

Despite the proven efficacy and availability of special moth control products, many furriers continue to operate in the same way as before, using dubious recipes and methods.

Rumours dictate the miraculous properties of dried lavender and orange peels, which should be placed in a cupboard where fur items are stored. However, there is no use other than a pleasant aroma – essential oils have no effect on larvae or adult butterflies. Back in the last century, wrapping fur garments in thick newspapers was a popular way of fighting moths. This was done so that the lead contained in the ink in the printing press could affect the larvae of the moths and destroy insects. However, lead has long been unused in modern printing, and there is no need to turn your cabinet into a waste paper storage facility.

It is also believed that professional cleaning can protect your fur from insect infestation. To some extent this is true – during cleaning, possible contaminants that may attract moths are removed. And do not try to clean the fur at home – in most cases, it only aggravates the problem, and not completely removed cleaning compositions and moisture can become a risk factor, and cause an even greater spread of moths.

These simple but effective measures will help to preserve the presentable appearance of your favorite fur coat for a long time, and will protect it from insects.

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What are the properties of the fur that are important to the consumer?

What are the properties of the fur that are important to the consumer?

Professional furriers and furriers evaluate the quality of fur and fur semi-finished products on the basis of a whole list of parameters, and what properties of fur are important for the average buyer? Most often the consumer chooses a fur product according to its weight, wear resistance, thickness of the hair, stuffiness of the fur and objective value of raw materials. It is these characteristics that determine how warm, functional, durable and beautiful a fur garment will be.

Heat-saving properties of fur

Every buyer of a fur product wants to make the thing as warm and warm as possible in the strongest frosts. Heat-protective properties of the finished fur coat depend on the fur of which animal it is sewn – the density and length of the hair of the animal, as well as the method of fur dressing.

Wear resistance of fur

The indicator of high quality of fur raw materials is its resistance to stalling and resistance to various mechanical influences. Different wear resistance of fur and fur products is determined by the characteristics of animal hair.

Wear resistance of fur coat directly affects how long your fur coat will look tidy, presentable, and protect you from frost and wind. Wear-resistant fur does not shed, does not adhere and does not change its color. Fur sock is not only determined by the natural properties of fur, but also largely depends on the technology of dressing and further processing. However, regardless of the method of processing, all fur raw materials are classified according to the degree of wear – the data on the wear resistance of fur is obtained experimentally. There are several tables showing the wear resistance of each fur type: all fur types are divided into 5 large groups, where the first group corresponds to the most nosy fur, and the last group contains furs with the worst indicators of strength. According to these tables, the strongest and most durable fur is considered to be beaver’s fur, otter’s fur, seal fur, and the worst in terms of wear resistance – hare’s fur, mole’s fur, marmot’s fur.

If you want to buy a quality, good quality fur garment that will please you for several seasons, but it is worth choosing furs from the first group. Acutely fashionable fur garment can be made of less fur toe. Trendy things quickly lose their relevance, so the toe of fur in this case – not the most important parameter of choice.

How does the fur and the technology of its dressing affect the wearing of a furry product?

The strength and durability of fur raw materials is directly affected by the fur treatment technology. The fur of natural shades has the greatest strength and wear resistance, while dyeing worsens the strength of the fur by 10-20%. Fur with a natural length of hair is the warmest but longest pile requires more careful care and after several years of wearing it may look untidy. Therefore, a cut fur is preferable if you want to wear fur for several seasons.

The sockiness of the fur also depends on the type of fur: the fur of the same type, but with different sorts of fur, it can be twice as durable. The best varieties of fur are used for sewing the best quality products, and low-grade fur is used in production only by unscrupulous manufacturers.

Value and aesthetic beauty of fur raw materials

In addition to the performance characteristics, consumers appreciate the fur from a visual point of view: the shine of the hair, the original color of the fur, the spectacular shade of raw materials is highly valued by buyers. From the point of view of visual aesthetics, the most valuable is the fur of chinchilla, silver-black fox, as well as sable and many others.

When choosing a fur product of great importance play all the characteristics of fur – its strength, lightness, plasticity, color, visual beauty, because the fur thing is the best way to demonstrate your taste and high status!

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Sale of young raccoon

Sale of young raccoon

To everyone who is interested in breeding a raccoon, we inform you that the sale of young animals of this rare animal has resumed at the Saltykovsky Fur Farm. For many years, the fur-breeding farm raised reedcoats and now, after a long break, has returned to their breeding. This animal is distinguished by its original color, has a uniform thick fur, not having a sharp drop along the length of the pile.

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Selling young ferrets

The Fur Farm “Saltykovsky” begins the sale of young ferrets. The ferret cubs age is 45-60 days, the entire young stock is undergoing veterinary control and routine vaccinations. Employees of the animal farm closely monitor the health of pets.

It is possible to buy ferret puppies both for cultivation with the purpose of obtaining furs, and for keeping at home and in a contact zoo. Ferrets are distinguished by their calm attitude towards humans and are easily tamed.

 

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Selling young mink “Wild”

Selling young mink "Wild"

Selling young mink "Wild"We are glad to inform you that a new moth type “Dikaya” has appeared at the Saltykovskiy Fur Farm. You can view prices and place an order for young mink in our catalog.

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Sale of young sable

Sale of young sable

Sable puppies are most in demand among those who want to get high quality furs. Sale of young sables has begun at the Saltykovsky animal farm, which you can buy for further breeding or rearing with the aim of obtaining premium fur.

You can buy young breeds of various breeds from us, including the exclusive breed “Saltykovskaya-1”, bred by the breeders of our animal husbandry. Animals aged 25-50 days are adapted to the cellular content, are completely healthy and are characterized by consistently high-quality fur.

You can view prices and place an order for young mink in our catalog.

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Sale of young mink

Sale of young mink

Sale of young mink We are pleased to announce that a new mink offspring has appeared at the Saltykovsky Fur Farm. In connection with which the sale of young mink continues.

You can get acquainted with prices and place an order for young mink in our catalog.