About Us

We are the Ukrainian Association of Fur Farmers, representing around 98 % of mink farming in the Ukraine.

The Association was created in 2008 by fur farms specialising in mink farming in Ukraine. We are employing more than 1 500 people in rural farming communities.

As farmers we are committed to upholding high welfare standards on our farms and are fully compliant with national legislation. Our members are undergoing European certification and are in the process of joining the WelFur program, a science-based animal welfare assessment program. Click here to learn more about the WelFur program.

We are also proud to work with the International Fur Federation.

The International Fur Federation was established in 1949 and is the only organisation to represent the international fur industry and regulate its practices and trade. The federation promotes the business of fur, establishing certification and traceability programmes on welfare and the environment. It represents 56 members associations in over 40 countries around the world. The members encompass all parts of the fur trade including farmers, trappers, dressers, manufacturers, brokers, auction houses, retailers and designers. Each of these members have signed a strict code of conduct committing them to upholding the industry-relevant laws they fall under in their home countries. We have four representatives who annually attend IFF meetings in which important issues of the fur trade are discussed and resolved at an international level.