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ETHICAL SOURCING WITH NAFA

North American Fur Auctions continues an over 345-year tradition of supplying the highest quality collection of fur, responsibly obtained from sustainable sources, to the world’s fashion community. We believe that it is crucial to ensure our products are ethically sourced from producers who uphold the highest standards in environmental stewardship,
animal welfare and sustainability.

NAFA’s Ethical Sourcing program was developed to give our customers the confidence that NAFA Certified™ furs are sourced from responsibly managed, abundant populations of ranched and wild fur.

Certification is an industry wide initiative, developed and supported in all major fur producing regions. NAFA works closely with industry organizations to ensure that fur remains a responsible choice for the future.

We believe that quality products stem from the source. NAFA receives fur from family-run, professionally managed fur farms in North America and Europe, and community-based, independent fur harvesters across North America. NAFA Certified™ furs are the result of a specialized process that requires a significant amount of craftsmanship, knowledge, and adherence to high ethical standards in the treatment of animals and the environment.

By the year 2020, NAFA will offer both wild and ranch certified furs, recognized by brands and consumers around the world. Visit our Buying page to learn more about how to purchase NAFA Certified™ furs. 

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NAFA CERTIFIED™ RANCH FUR

NAFA Certified Ranch Fur products are produced with care, knowledge and respect in Canada, the United States and Europe, in accordance with national laws, standards, and codes of practice.

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SUSTAINABILITY

NAFA believes in the importance of supplying fur that has been responsibly obtained from sustainable sources.

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NAFA CERTIFIED™ WILD FUR

NAFA’s ethically sourced wild furs meet the highest standards of animal welfare, are sustainable, traceable, and come from licensed and trusted sources.

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TRACEABILITY

NAFA Certified™ fur products are all fully traceable and come with all appropriate certification documentation. 

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VISION 2020

Vision 2020 was launched to initiate and communicate NAFA’s ethical sourcing commitment and action plan. 

Click here to view Vision 2020 

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FURMARK

NAFA Certified™ Ranch and Wild furs are supported and recognized by FURMARK, global program overseeing fur trade traceability and certification.

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LOOKING TO GET CERTIFIED?

NAFA advises all of our consigners to become certified as soon as possible, to be prepared for the year 2020 when NAFA will begin offering NAFA Certified™ furs.

Contact your regional representative to learn more about becoming a NAFA Certified™ Shipper, and get started with the certification process.

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