We all care about nature, but most of us now live in cities. When we buy fur we support thousands of aboriginal and other people who still live close to the land, in rural and remote regions. More than 65,000 Canadians work in the different sectors of the fur trade. The trade contributes $800 million to the Canadian economy, including more than $450 million in exports.
Because the major fur auction companies are now owned by the fur farmers and trappers themselves, in both North America and Europe, producers receive full value for their furs. Prices are established by supply and demand as fur manufacturers and brokers from around the world compete for the limited supply of furs available each year.