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HOW TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS

  • Bust: Measure the circumference of your bust. Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your bust, wrap it around (under your armpits, around your shoulder blades, and back to the front) to get the measurement.

  • Waist: Measure the circumference of your waist. Use the tape to circle your waist (sort of like a belt would) at your natural waistline, which is located above your belly button and below your rib cage. (If you bend to the side, the crease that forms is your natural waistline.) If you generally wear your clothes below your waist, take that measurement as well.

  • Hips: Measure the circumference of your hips. Start at one hip and wrap the tape measure around your rear, around the other hip, and back to where you started. Make sure the tape is over the largest part of your buttocks. Because making sure the tape is level back there can be hard, try to do it in front of a mirror.

  • Sleeve length: Get help for this one because it’s hard to do yourself. To gauge the length of the sleeve, start measure from the neckline all the way to the cuff of the sleeve. To determine the proper length for you, measure from the base of your neck to the middle of the wrist to ensure you get the right size.
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Print your ticket for TheOneMilano!!!

EN:

The Buyers Preregistration is open, click on VISIT, type in the invitation code: Arpel_feb19. Once you have filled in the form, you will be able to print your entrance ticket!

RU:

Предварительная регистрация покупателей открыта, нажмите VISIT, введите код приглашения: Arpel_feb19. Заполнив форму, вы сможете распечатать свой вход.

 

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FUR CLEANING AND CARE

FUR CARE INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Use special metal comb to comb your fur.
  2. Do not hang your fur in a plastic or rubber-linest bag, use only a cloth garment bag provided by furriers.
  3. Keep your fur garment away from direct heat and warm places.
  4. In case your fur get wet from rain or snow, please shake your fur, put in good ventilated place to dry slowly with the wind, away from heat then comb it again.
  5. Never use dry cleaning, it causes damage to your fur, it should be cleaned only by a professional fur cleaner.
  6. Do not use perfume spray direct to fur or any other spray which can dry the skins.
  7. Use only professional cleaning and maintainals only.
  8. During summers or over long periods of time without use, it is advisable to store furs at dark, cool and ventilated room.
  9. Hang the fur on a broad-shouldered hanger to avoid shape changing.
  10. Do not leave fur in direct sunlighting, it will start fading or change color.
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REAL vs FAKE FUR

NATURAL FUR BIODEGRADES AS RAPIDLY AS AN OAK LEAF.

 

A new study compares natural and fake fur biodegradability. The results show that natural fur biodegrades rapidly even in landfill conditions without oxygen – as opposed to fake fur, which does not biodegrade at all.

 

Article by

Heidi Cecilie Lorvik.

 

Experts from the Organic Waste Systems laboratory in Ghent, Belgium, examined how real and fake fur degrade in conditions set up to simulate closed landfill conditions, so-called anaerobic biodegradation. The scientists ran the tests for 30 days, which in real life corresponds to between 4 to 40 years. The results  were very clear. They showed that real fur – regardless whether dyed or natural colours of mink or fox – degrades, unlike fake fur, which remained intact. Absolutely nothing happened to the fake fur; it only changed from white to yellowish/grey. The bacteria could not to feed on it becauce it is derived from fossil fuels – the carbon inside it is unusable.

-Fake fur has been promoted as the sustainable alternative to natural fur but, in reality, it is highly polluting. An ethic concerned with the protection of individual animals is pointless, if the ecosystem where the animals live is destroyed, says Mark Oaten, CEO of IFF.

A reason to re-think

The study also looked at the average biodegradation of a number of natural products and found that real fur degrades at the same rate as an oak leaf.

– Brands like Gucci and Versace should re – think about ending their use of fur. If they really care about sustainability, they should read this study which clearly shows that natural fur is less harmful than fake fur when it ends up at a landfill. Anybody who wants to support sustainable fashion should think bout the long- term impact of using plastic based products that will stay in landfill for decades, whereas, as this study shows, natural fur begins to biodegrade within days days, says Mark Oaten.

According to the test results, the natural fur samples biodegraded as microorganisms consumed the carbon inside the fur. The fake fur however, showed no biodegradation, which according to the researchers was not unexpected due to the composition of the synthetic fibres. In addition, synthetic fashion materials are known to break down into even smaller pieces, eventually forming microplast fibres, a contributor to plastic pollution.

All this shows that, as a natural material, fur is more environmentally sustainable in terms of not only long – lasting abilities, but also as impact on the environment in comparison with fake fur, which is in practice a conventinal plastic.

The laboratory experiment, which was commissioned by IFF and Fur Europe, is part of an independent scientific review of the environmental performance of the sector that covers the entire value chain from farm to the end consumer – Fur’s Environmental Credentials (FEC).

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