FICA National Headquarters
1921 Stevens Ave.
Bedford, IN 47421
FICA Membership Application Form
I recently inherited a fur jacket and a fur stole. I would like information on FICA’s charity program and where I might be able to donate these furs. I live in Rockville, Maryland
I have some fur collars in very good condition that my mother left me when she recently passed away. I understand you have a charity that takes donations where proceeds go to the Susan B Komen Cancer Foundation? I’d like to find out more information on this.
Please email me with any details. Thank you very much.
Did U know that animals suffer horrific torture on fur farms, including being skinned alive. Am not allowed to sent you a link on here, but if you care in the slightest, take the time to Google Chinese fur farms. I guarantee if you have the slightest feelings of humanity and decency, you will never even mention that you own any real fur items ever again. Your mother lived at a time when people didnt know about he cruelty of the product, but no one in modern times can claim that excuse.
Pattie….a video that is many years old that may or may not have been staged and took place in one particular place at one specific time is certainly not indicative of the practices of the fur inudstry. The industry is highly regulated throughout the world. Further, it is interesting to note that when the fur industry asked for further information on this alleged incident so that we could conduct an investigation we were denied. Finally, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand how unrealistic the concept of skinning an animal alive for its fur is. As the animal moves the fur would be damaged and cut, making it worthless. And the handler risks getting scratched and bitten. We respect your choice not to wear fur, or leather, or eat meat. But we do encourage you to seek the truth rather than to make allegations about things you clerarly know nothing about.
I am currently filling out the paperwork concerning the IFTF International fur design competition, and the entry form has confused me in the last section where it states: Confirmation that garment is available for shipping 15 Feb 2011. Would I have to fill in the box with a signature? Or state: Yes? Please let me know how I could go about filling out that box in order to complete the form, thank you.
Our 2013 Fur Design Competition is coming up. I have sent you all of the details. Please feel free to enter.
MY WIFE HAS A SHORT NATURAL SPOTTED CAT JACKET TRIMMED IN MINK.
HOW CAN I GET AN ESTIMATE OF ITS VALUE?
Check out our retail locator here and pay your local retailer a visit. They will be glad to give you an estimate.
There sure is a lot of fur on this website.. Interesting how you neglected to show the animals it once belonged to.
We are a website about fur fashion so it is most appropriate that we show apparel and accessories. If you are looking for pictures of animals might we suggest a zoology website?
This organization is pathetic! To take the life of an animal for any reason is morally wrong! Animals don’t want to die just like humans don’t! If you really want to donate your fur, donate it to an organization that utilizes it for orphaned baby animals due to trapping.
We certainly respect your opinion. However many, in fact the great majority, do elect to wear leather, silk or fur, eat meat and support animal testing for medical purposes. Moreover, the majority also support freedom of choice. So, while we respect your choice not to wear fur, we ask that you support the choice of others to do as they choose. After all, the concept of moral superiority throughout history has never led to anything positive….just wars and genocide.
I live in central California and have a silver fox fur jacket I would like to sell. Could you guide me to an outlet to do so? Thanks
The best recommendation is to check out our retail locator here and contact retailers nearest you. Good luck!
When you say refer to your retail locator, do you mean the “Where to Buy” section on the top of the page? Sorry. I just feel silly that I can’t find it.
Yes…the “Where to Buy” section. Sorry for any confusion!
On the 2013IFTF ReMix International Fur Design Competition Categories and Entry Requirements, under the “Pimp my Coat” category, it states that a photograph of a vintage coat was attached as a design template. I did not receive the attached photograph. I was hoping you could send it to me. I have several students who are interested in that competition. Thanks.
Hi there Judy
Thank you so much for your question and interest in this exciting fur design competition. It is really a fabulous opportunity for your students and your school in general. I have sent you an email with the requested information. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly with any further questions you may have.
Hi, I’ve submitted my designs for both the Remix and the Pimp my coat competitions, but haven’t seen a list of the ones that were chosen. Did you contact the students already??
Thanks for your entry. Check your email….I sent out the update today. You have been chosen as the US finalist for the PIMP MY Coat Category! Congrats
I recently inherited a fur coat from my mother, I am trying to find out if it is real or fake fur, there is not a tag in the coat. The only tag states “Clean by fur method do not brush, press or steam.”. I tried the locator for my area (within 100 miles) and did not get an answer. So I take there is not anyone within 100 miles for me to take the coat to and find out the value of the coat. I live in central S. C. Thank you for any advice.
You can go in our “Where to Buy” section and put in a zip code and see what member furriers come up in your area
I would like to know of any local furriers in my area of Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
I am interested in training to be a furrier and looking for workshops/training. Any information about furrier training in the US is greatly appreciated.
Hi there Julia
If you are in the NYC area I suggest you contact one of our member partners Jonevon Furs and ask for John Petkanas (212) 714-0645. Let him know that FICA referred you.
best of luck!
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