During the years, the fur stores have become fewer. The furrier profession – to create patterns, cut and match leather – has become more and more unusual. Torsti, who was trained in Tranås, and his colleague Karin went to the fur sewing and furrier program at S:t Göran Gymnasium, a program that no longer exists.
“It’s a sure sign that fur is trendy again, when celebrities like Beyoncé and the Kardashian sisters are wearing it”, says Torsti and smiles.
It’s common that furs are inherited for several generations. Therefore, many customers come to Kiwi Furs to turn an old fur into a more personal and modern style. For example, a long coat can be shortened to a jacket, poncho or cape for the wedding dress. Many also choose to upgrade their garments by replacing the border in fake fur on a down jacket, or putting on a fur border on a pair of gloves.
“Fur is an environmentally conscious choice of clothing that has always been worn by human beings”, says Karin.
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