Ethics

Ethical & Traditional
Fair Fur Trade

Sitka Fur Gallery respects the culture, expertise and wisdom of ancient aboriginal populations who still live close to the land in remote regions. The fur trade contributes by supporting the native cultures who live in the regions we buy from in North America.

Fur is
Eco-Friendly

One benefit of fur is using only part of what nature produces each year without depleting wildlife populations or damaging the natural habitat these animals live in because our animals are raised on farms. We want to maintain long-term ecological balance, while providing our customers with a beautiful, quality product they can wear for many years to come. Listed below are a few of the reasons why fur is eco-friendly:

  • Fur products are a renewable resource

  • Fur clothing is durable and lasts many years

  • Fur coats are recyclable

  • Fur processing is Earth-friendly

  • Fur is produced on farms and does not damage the ecosystem

Fur Farming

Sitka Fur Gallery is committed to sustainable and ethical practices when raising fur for our fur coats, fur hats and other products. Our mink, foxes and chinchillas are all raised on farms, not hunted in the wild. Providing the animals we use with humane care is an ethical obligation for our company. The animals used for fur at Sitka Fur Gallery are treated more humanely than many of the animals used for food.

Quality Care Produces
Quality Furs

We follow the optimal standards for nutrition, housing, husbandry and euthanasia of farmed-raised mink and fox, which are set in Recommended Codes of Practice developed by Agriculture Canada. Our family business follows and respects these codes because there is no other way to produce high quality fur.

Animal Welfare for Humanely Trapped Furs

Our commitment is to the fur trade’s responsible practices using the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS). Research coordinated by the Fur Institute of Canada provided the scientific basis for these standards, which Sitka Fur Gallery abides by for our standards of humanely trapped animals. These standards have been set to protect all wild animals trapped in their natural environment.