A new study shows that when compared, mink fur has, by far, harsher environmental impacts than faux - even when that mink is reused once or twice. This study emerged from CE Delft, a Dutch, "independent research and consultancy organization specialized in developing innovative solutions to environmental problems" for international governments, industry and NGOs. Download the entire study here.
"...a natural mink fur product will always have a higher environmental impact than faux fur..."
"...Results are calculated for various scenarios for cold storage and cleaning... results show that the use of five faux fur coats has less impact than the use of one natural mink fur coat."
With all of the exciting technological developments in the realm of sustainable synthetics, plant-based biodegradable polyesters, bio printing, and organic plant-based materials, one can only wonder how much longer "real" fur will be around.