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2015 PA TRAPPERS’ ASSOC. SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

  1. 2015 Polaris 4 Wheeler w/trailer — Gene McMurray Granville Smt, PA
  2. $500 – Lisa Weller Newville, PA
  3. $400 – Dale Stockton Castle Creek, NY
  4. $300 – James Pierson Holbrook, PA
  5. $300 – Penny Mathias Stephenson VA
  6. $300 – Dennis Toms Roxbury, PA
  7. $300 – Fred Ghanim Ringoes, NJ
  8. $400 – Dan Brown Chesterfield, NJ
  9. $500 – David Stola Shickshinny, PA
  10. $1000 – William Hazlet Petrolia, PA

Truth About Fur Blog: 5 Reasons Why Fur Is a Good Fashion Choice

By Alexandra Suhner Isenberg

Posted courtesy of Truth About Fur: The Blog. Original article available here.

You’ve probably seen celebrities wearing fur coats and pelts all over the catwalk, but that’s not necessarily a reason to choose to invest in fur. Here are a few more reasons why it is a good fashion choice.

1. It is sustainable. Resources are not infinite on our planet, but the responsible use of animals is a safe and renewable way to clothe ourselves. Farmed and wild fur all come from species that are in abundance and whose populations are managed properly. Why buy synthetics made from petroleum by-products, when you can opt for fur? Read more about fur’s sustainability here.

2. It is long-lasting. How often do you see someone wearing their grandmother’s old polyester blouse? Probably not very often (although those things are most likely still clogging up our landfills). Fur is a long-lasting material; if cared for properly, you can easily get 30 years out of a well-made garment, but we’ve seen many older than that. We live in a time where we are increasingly concerned about waste and lack of resources, so it makes sense to buy things that are built to last. Here aresome tips for ensuring your furs last a long time.

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3. Your fur coat purchase probably supports a small business. The fur industry might be large, but most of the people involved in the supply chain are small farmers, designers, processors, or individual trappers. Many of us long to buy from small businesses who invest their earnings back into the communities they live in – so why not choose fur? If you want to meet some of the people involved in the fur industry, check out our Fur Family Album.

4. It’s local. Well, it is not always local, but if you are Canadian, American, Danish, Swedish, or from any other fur-producing country, there is a very good chance you can buy a product that was homegrown in your own country. Most fashion products have a complicated supply chain that involves sourcing raw materials, weaving, processing, and construction from all around the world, but there are plenty of fur products that are made, from start to finish, in the place the animal was raised. Read more about the industry and its members, by country, here.

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5. It keeps you warm. There is no arguing that. Nothing beats being wrapped in a beautiful soft pelt. Even the technical companies who specialize in Arctic clothing insist on including fur (you know who I am talking about.) Read about why this famous outerwear company uses real fur.

Read more about the fur industry at www.truthaboutfur.com.

Photos: Fairs & Expos

Lehigh Valley Outdoor Expo

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Picture of booth
Chris & Scott Kolb working the Booth
Chris & Scott Kolb working the Booth
Bob Counterman doing demo
Bob Counterman doing demo
Bob Counterman & Austin Kolb doing demo
Bob Counterman & Austin Kolb doing demo

Reading Fair

Karen working booth
Karen working booth
Karen Showing pelts
Karen Showing pelts
PTA & Federation Booth at fair
PTA & Federation Booth at fair

Stoneboro Fair

Charlie Sykes teaching kids about fur/trapping at the great Stoneboro Fair
Charlie Sykes teaching kids about fur/trapping at the great Stoneboro Fair

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Walter Greathouse working the booth
Walter Greathouse working the booth

Waterford Fair

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