Mink Coat in Kastoria!

mink coat capital

  In Northern Greece just south of Albania sits a small town dedicated to the fur trade to making a mink coat. So strange for a remote town to be the hub of European fur making. You would think of Paris or London as a place to make a mink coat. So I had to visit and see what it was like. It’s not an easy place to get to which only added to my … [Read more...]

Mano & Fur Coat Buyers

Fur Coat Buyers

By Melissa Kossler Dutton, Manta Contributor - January 18, 2017 Originally posted at: http://www.manta.com/resources/small-business-success-stories/furrier-embraces-innovative-business-practices-stay-relevant-100-years/ New ideas and innovations have helped century-old Mano Swartz stay relevant. Since its founding in 1889, the Lutherville, Maryland-based … [Read more...]

Fur Dance?

In this life sometimes, well many times, heck most of the time I just need to have fun. Is it like what a lot of people call "bliss"? If so let's get the bliss on. We all know the many hardships life presents so we will call this the counter balance.  Holding happiness and sadness at the same time is life's great balancing act. So let's get on with The Fur … [Read more...]

Furs: Where Do They Come From?

I am often asked, “Where do your furs come from?”  In our showroom it is difficult to give more than just a short answer.  The long answer is, well long, but quite interesting and something few people know. Pelts come from two places, from the wild and from fur farms.  The wild furs are from mostly colder climates such as Russia, Canada and the northern part … [Read more...]

Why Fur is My Passion: Amazing People

My mother died when I was 10 so I was raised by my grandparents. My grandfather was bigger than life, he hung with Winston Churchill, Menachem Begin, and other notables. But he was also a street fighter who had fought as a Marine against the Nazis. He loved the common man as much as the top tier guys. Saturday morning we would fire up the 1971 Thunderbird and … [Read more...]