About the Fur
Mink is one of the most exclusive materials because of its wonderfully soft hairs and its incredible durability. Our mink products are found in different types and colors. We buy our mink skins from Copenhagen Fur that ensures you high quality certified fur. You can recognize mink fur of its short but soft and shiny hairs.
Finn Raccoon has natural long hairs that gives the product a more wild look. Finn Raccoon has a thick underfur and long beige,brown and black guard hairs. The underfur is often grey. We like to use Finn Raccoon in our accessories such as collars, headbands and hats.
Fox is a material that has both long and shorter hairs that depends on the type of the fox. The material is known by its thick, soft and glossy fur that brings elegance and volume to the garment. If it’s not dyed you can see the difference of the foxes natural color. If dyed you can see the difference in the hair length for example has Silver Fox longer hairs than Blue fox. We use Fox fur in our accessories such as collars, headbands and hats. Fox fur is a very light material that makes it very suitable for jackets and vests, light weight garment that keeps you warm.
Our Lambskins come from various countries in Europe, for example Toscana sheep, the Spanish merino and Icelandic lambskin. Each skin has it’s own special quality that is best used for certain types of products. What they all have in common is that they are able to regulate temperature. This means that the fur gives you added heat when you are cold and helps you to cool down when you are warm.
The fur comes from a country where national or local regulations or standards governing fur production are in force.
Where does our fur come from?
We buy our fur such as mink, fox and Finn Raccoon from Saga Fur. The brand philosophy and Farm certification program focuses on animal welfare, sustainability and traceability in their supply chain.
We buy our mink skins from Copenhagen fur that ensures you high quality fur. Copenhagen fur is the worlds largest fur auction house. They are a leading providers in fur skins with an strong advocate for animal welfare and go to great lengths to ensure the health and wellbeing of animals.
We buy our coyote fur from Nafa. The company stands for North America Fur auction. They supply the world’s largest and most diverse collection of wild fur from Canada and the United States, and the nest collection of ranch furs from the United States, Canada and Europe.
Our Seal is bought through Kopenhagen fur. The seal is Ringed seal and Harp seal and are both hunted in Greenland by inuits in a sustainable and legal way. Their certificate comes from the Danish forest and Nature Agency.
Our Reindeer skin comes from Norway and Finland. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority declares that the reindeer is bred in a free environment, in accordance with their natural needs. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is responsible for inspecting animal welfare in the herds and controlling that the animal welfare legislation in being followed.
How we use the material?
Fur is an incredible material to work with. When it comes to fur we use all the material. The rest materials aren’t even less valuable because they have their own characteristics. We use them both for garments and accessories. It can be seen on products that have patch sewn surfaces that give the product its own unique look. We use it as well for our knitted products so the product becomes more flexible and lighter.
How to take care of the garment?
Fur garments can have a long lifetime because of the materials durability. But it is also all about taking care of the garment. Heiðar furrier says it is important to use your fur coat to let it breathe and be worn. Fur is a natural material and therefor self cleansing, if you just hang it outside in the fresh air. If you are unlucky and get a stain on your garment you can use a damp cloth on the stain. Let it dry on its own, do not use extra heat. We recommend to comb the hairs with a pet comb to fluff the hairs out. Otherwise special dry clean only for fur garments. For more information about our cleaning service contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to take care of the sheepskin?
If you are unlucky and get a small stain, minor soiling can be sponged off with a damp cloth. It is also good to use special cleaning liquid for wool, you mix it with water and use it carefully only on the stain. Do not use too much water. After cleaning we recommend to stretch the lambskin and leave it to dry. It is always good to comb the hairs with a pet comb to fluff the hairs out.
To keep the wool fluffy and soft, brush somewhat regularly, vacuum or just hang it outside on a windy day.
Do not expose dyed wool or lambskin to a direct and strong sunlight because color change may occur.
How to take care of the Reindeer?
We like to call the reindeer skin decorative skins. Because the hairs of a reindeer skin have hollow cells, these can break under heavy load, for example walking on it. Using it as carpet or cushion is therefor not recommended. Therefor no guarantee is given on hair damages or loss. If you use the skin correctly then you will enjoy this beautiful natural product for a long time.
Where to buy our products?
We have a fantastic shop, in the heart of Reykjavík, where we sell all our products. If you can’t meet us there you can also get our wonderful products in shops around Iceland.