Ambassador Henryka Mościcka-Dendys together with Anna Suchenek, Head of Trade and Investment Promotion Section visited the Kopenhagen Fur auction, where Polish products are experiencing growing popularity. Kopenhagen Fur is the global leader in fur trade for the fashion and design industry.
“I am glad that products with the mark “Made in Poland” are recognized on the European and global markets. Poland is the second biggest producer of fur in Europe after Denmark. We are producing the finest quality fur and Polish breeders are at the same time focusing on the wellbeing of the animals”, said ambassador Henryka Mościcka-Dendys during her meeting with Jesper Uggerhøj, director of Kopenhagen Fur and Sander Jacobsen, director for public affairs of the company. The Kopenhagen Fur auctions are organized five times a year covering about 60 percent of the annual global trade of fur. During each of these auctions furs of minks, foxes, chinchillas and sables are sold for a common value of more than 260 million EURO.
Poland is, after Denmark, the second biggest producer of fur in Europe. Breeding animals for fur has a long tradition in Poland reaching more than 100 years back in time, thus Poland plays an important role in the global production. Poland’s share in the global trade is reaching 18 percent, and together with Denmark the two countries are contributing with 40 percent of global trade. The furs are traded on auctions in Copenhagen, Helsinki and Toronto. Danish partners are working closely with Polish breeders supporting them with know-how. Polish breeders are applying the highest global standards and Polish manufacturers are taking active part in elaborating the certification program WelFur - a framework for monitoring the breeding conditions of minks and foxes during the whole production circle from farms up to the trading auctions. The certification program is aimed at improving the breeding conditions and responding to the expectations of the public opinion and NGOs fighting for animals’ wellbeing. The implementation plan of WelFur foresees that from December 2019 furs of minks and foxes not marked with the WelFur certificate would not be sold on the auctions by Kopenhagen Fur, Saga Fur (Finland) and NAFA (Canada).