What could be a more popular choice of fur apparel than the classic mink fur coat? If you love fur fashion as much as we do, you’ll probably agree that there are only a few other types of clothing—whether made from fur or not—that can beat mink fur coats in popularity. However, quite a lot of people have also come to wonder what it takes to create the fabulous mink fur coats they wear and/or admire on a regular basis. If you’ve found yourself wondering over this question, you’ve come to just the right place to find the answer! In this blog article, we’ll fill you in on what it takes to create a mink fur coat.
The Farming Industry
It’s highly likely that you’ve at least seen articles about the supposed evils of fur farming in the past. Those who are against the fur industry argue that fur farming is highly inhumane and encourages the cruel and senseless treatment of the animals in their care. However, the truth of the matter is most fur farming facilities are anything but inhumane. The workers at the vast majority of fur farms invest in giving the minks on the farm the best possible treatment so they can yield the highest quality fur. Healthy, happy animals leave behind soft pelts that can be more easily turned into the many luxurious types of fur coats we know and enjoy.
The mink fur farming season runs from February to December, and breaks up into different stages. Fur farmers encourage the minks to breed between the months of February to March, then wait for the females to give birth in the month of April. Fur farmers generally leave mink kits in their mothers’ care for their first two months of life, before intervening and separating them. The kits are then administered vaccinations and started on solid foods. The farm takes over the kits’ care until the start of fall, when minks begin shedding their summer fur so they can grow out their winter fur. Once December hits, the farm begins the process of selecting which minks will be turned into pelts and which will become part of the next breeding season.
How Pelts are Processed
A mink fur coat is typically rendered into one of two different styles. Think about the coat you currently own. Is it long-haired or is the fur on the shorter side? Long fur means the pelts the coat was made from were left mostly intact. A coat with shorter fur, however, means the pelts were likely sheared—or, in other words, trimmed down. This style is popular because it offers a cheaper option for those looking to buy mink fur coats, while also yielding a product of the same high quality.
No matter what type of fur coat you’re looking to buy, you can always trust Morris Kaye Furs in San Antonio and Dallas to fulfill your needs. Contact us today to sample our inventory and learn more about our services.