By  on September 21, 2012

PARIS — Boosted by its continuing presence on the runwaysthanks to designers like Marc Jacobs and Phoebe Philo, and new, morecontemporary manifestations, the global fur industry is continuing toboom. Business for the coming winter season is estimated to grow by 6 to7 percent, according to Mark Oaten, chief executive officer of theInternational Fur Trade Federation (IFTF).

“This industry isbeing led by young designers who are using fur in an incredible way,with color; with light designs, which means that you can wear fur in hotclimates; with the use of trim, which is opening up the market to somany people,” Oaten said.

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