The neighboring country is taking action to protect the fur, Italy, as fur is an important product of it.
The attack on fur by antifur organizations and the rise of synthetic fur in the fashion world (fake fur) as an alternative proposal to satisfy consumers' desire for fur, which remains strong, Italy seems determined to use all possible legal means.
Specifically, making use of the article 7 of the law of 3 May 2019, 37 – European Law 2018, the Council of Ministers of Italy, following a proposal by the Minister of Economy, approved, during the preliminary examination on 6 February 2020, a draft legislative decree containing provisions on the use of terms “skin”, “skin” and “fur” and the essential compositional requirements to be met by the products and the products produced with them, to be placed on the market.
According to the press release issued by them "The aim is to have a clear and unequivocal indication of the materials used and to eliminate possible obstacles to the proper functioning of the market."
A direct consequence of this will be not only that the term is not used <fur> for anything that does not come from a real animal but also for the consumer to know at the time of purchase that by buying such a fake product he is buying a synthetic product, oil derivative, which contributes to the destruction of the environment.
Given the importance of the fur product for our region and the Greek economy, as it is an important export product, We believe that it is necessary to take similar initiatives for the protection of the product in our country, using European directives and in cooperation with other Member States.
For this reason the Association of Greek Furriers communicated the relevant information to the Hellenic Fur Federation and the Chamber of Kastoria in order to take the necessary actions.
Association of Greek Furriers