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SKF Furs

Siátista, Greece

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Announcement    We are a third generation furriers located in Siatista. 5 family businesses ,have joined skills and expertise , having as our main goal to promote the art of fur which dates back to the 18th century. Each family specializes and focuses in a specific area of fur making and fur type.

Siatista situated at an altitude of 1200 m at the NW of Greece is a town of 7000 habitats , where 90% of the population is involved in the fur making industry. Starting from animal farming and going all the way to ready to wear fur coats. All types of fur are handled , like mink , fox , beaver , Persian lamb , raccoon , squirrel , and so much more.

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Last updated on Mar 27, 2016

We are a third generation furriers located in Siatista. 5 family businesses ,have joined skills and expertise , having as our main goal to promote the art of fur which dates back to the 18th century. Each family specializes and focuses in a specific area of fur making and fur type.

Siatista situated at an altitude of 1200 m at the NW of Greece is a town of 7000 habitats , where 90% of the population is involved in the fur making industry. Starting from animal farming and going all the way to ready to wear fur coats. All types of fur are handled , like mink , fox , beaver , Persian lamb , raccoon , squirrel , and so much more.

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Fur story

Fur coats, fur jackets, fur vests .... Mink fur, fox fur, beaver fur, racoon fur, persian lamb... Fur making is more than a job... It is our passion! It is our life and it is that we do best!

We are third generation furriers located in Kastoria Greece. Our familly business consists of 15 experienced artisans. More than 50 years of accumulated knowhow guarantee the highest quality products. Siatista, located in northwest Greece, along with Kastoria are world renowned fur making centers. Some of the world's best artisans come from our area. The art of fur making in northwest Greece counts for more than 200 years. As of today, 90% of the population is involved in the fur making industry. Many of the techniques that SAGA has adopted were born and evolved in nothwest Greece.

Our business is self adequate and handles every part of the process of creating a fur. From Copenhagen fur auctions to the final touches of our creations. A wide range of almost any type of fur consists our repertoir, for which we are proud of. Tenths of techniques and hundreds of patterns to satisy any taste.

We like to work with each customer individually, duscuss all the options and details untill we make sure they are satisfied with their purchase.

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    Fur coats, fur jackets, fur vests .... Mink fur, fox fur, beaver fur, racoon fur,persian lamb... Fur making is more than a job... It is our passion! It is our life and it is that we do best!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 22, 2017
we provide the best quality at the best price,at your measurement

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We understand that not all online purchases may go perfect. For this reason we accept returns with a 100% refund minus shipping costs from and to the destination of origin which are covered by the buyer. We are here to help you make the best choice. Please ask us as many questions as you like before or after purchase.

Buyers are expected ,in case of return ,to provide us with a tracking number within 7 days from the date of receipt.


Custom orders are not eligible for a refund. Items that do not fit are not eligible either unless we send you by mistake a size other than what you have ordered. Please advise our measurements guide. However we want all our buyers to be happy. If you are not satisfied with a custom order or in the case of misfit you may exchange the item with another of equal value, be granted for merchandise credit or return it for further modifications.
Payment
We accept Paypal payments and debit or credit cards processed by Paypal or Etsy also we accept Bitcoin. All buyers are required to complete payment within 3 days from purchase date. If unable to complete payment within the time frame , please contact us to request for an extension. Otherwise the transaction will be cancelled.
Shipping
We will ship worldwide. All parcels will be dispatched with a tracking number , 100% insured in case of loss or damage. Insurance is included in the shipping costs.
Feel free to purchase any item and pay 0 (zero) custom / import/export taxes. Our logisitcs service has everything covered for you. Final sale price plus shipping are the only and final costs. No additional charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
We strive for a 5 star feedback in every transaction. Costumer satisfaction is our first priority . Should you not be satisfied with your purchase contact us and we will resolve any issues that may rise

Q: Is this real fur ?

A: We deal with 100% genuine fur garments only

Q:Why is the price so low ?

A: Because we are direct manufacturers


Greece has a lower labor cost compared to most western countries
Q: Where do you ship ?
A: We ship all over the world. We use the greek ELTA postal service and EMS , DHL , USPS , UPS , FEDEX .

Q : Do you sell used furs ?
A: No , all of our products are unworn , unused. Up to now we have never sold a used fur . If we do so in the future ,we will state it Clearly and Prominently in the description.

Q: Do you sell stock or vintage furs ?
A: All of our advertised items are Brand New.

Q: Do you make custom made products ?
A: Yes we do , in a variety of styles , colors . Send us a photo, with your measurements and we will deliver . For more info contact us.

Q: How do i know which size is best for me ?
A: The last photo of every product there is a size chart both in inches and cm . Consult it . For detailed measurements contact us . Furs are high ticket items and you will want them to fit properly . Sizes run different from country to country and pattern to pattern. You should take a few moments and a measurement tape and we will do the rest for you.

Q: If it does not fit , can i change it ?
A: Yes you can , no questions asked , provided that shipping costs are paid by the buyer.

Q: Do you accept returns ?
A: All of our products except for custom made ones are fully refundable minus shipping costs involved.

Q: What is the difference between full skin garments and sectional furs ?
A: Full skin garments are made of the dorsal area of the skin . They are consistent throughout and they cost much more . Sectional fur garments are made of the parts of the skin that remain after the dorsal area has been removed ( e.g heads , tails , legs , bellies) but always only from the very same skin part or if mixed they must have a geometrical pattern. Their quality , endurance and warmth is equal to full skin coats . Their price is significantly lower but they do not have the ultimate consistency and homogeneity of a full skin coat.


Everyday Care Tips

Your fur coat should always be hung on a broad, sturdy padded hanger to keep the shoulders from loosing their shape. The neck of the hanger should be long enough to keep the collar of the coat away from the hanging rod.
Do not hang your fur in a garment bag, especially a plastic bag that doesn't breathe. The fur needs air circulation to keep the hide from drying out and cracking.



How to Clean Fur coat

If you get caught in a light rain or snow, simply shake it out and remove as much water as possible. Hang it to dry in a well-ventilated room. Do not use a hair dryer, clothes dryer or any direct heat on the fur. After it is dry, shake again to fluff the fur - do not comb or brush - simply smooth the fur with your hand.

If your coat gets completely soaked with water, you should take it to a professional fur cleaner immediately.
Your coat should be cleaned every year by a professional fur cleaner - not a dry cleaner. Even if you don't wear it often, animal fur gathers dust, oils and odors. Professional cleaning will add luster and shine to the fur and keep it from becoming matted.


Professional Fur Cleaning Process

A fur professional will inspect your coat for stains, rips and tears. The linings are hand-cleaned with specific attention to spots and stains.
The fur is then placed in a large drum filled with sawdust and an environmentally safe cleaning solution. The coat is tumbled in this drum which draws the dirt and oils from the fur. The coat is then vacuumed to remove the sawdust and finally, hand steamed to remove any final residue.
The next process involves "electrifying" the coat. Using large rollers, electricity used to make each hair lift, separate and lie in the same direction. It is similar to static electricity that makes each of our hairs stand separately on our heads.

Off-season Storage of Fur

Fur hates heat. It is not the actual hair that is affected, it is the hide or leather that can dry out, become stiff and crack.
The optimum storage temperature is 45 degrees F. and 50 percent humidity. In fur storage vaults, the room is dark which prevents bleaching and fading of the color. Moths and other insects cannot survive at that temperature.
Furs that are properly stored during hot weather can last up to fifty years or more.
If you decide not to use a professional storage facility, do not store your coat in a cedar closet or chest. The oils can harm the fur. Keep the furs in the coolest closet possible and always in the dark. Check frequently for insect activity - especially moths.



Here is a list describing the varied characteristics of the animals from which are used in many garments worldwide.

Fur has been valued for its comfort and beauty by people all over the world. With a rich ceremonial and fashion history, furs have personalities as varied and unique as the countries and cultures that have nurtured them.

Beaver
Semi-aquatic builder of dams, the beaver is Canada’s emblematic animal! Natural beaver has very long, lustrous hair, but designers prefer to shear its fur to create elaborate, surface effects of varying color and pattern. Beaver is also one of the softest, warmest and most durable furs.Chinchilla
Originally from South America, but now farm-raised in both North and South America and in Europe, chinchilla has always had an image of snobbishness. It’s mainly grey to slate blue. It is very silky, in fact no fur is softer, although it is also very fragile.

Coyote
This wily North American animal has a hardy kind of fur. Dense and durable, it’s creamy, tan or grey and often used for men’s jackets.


Ermine
The winter phase of the weasel, this silky white fur with telltale black tips was once the fur of European kings who decorated their capes and trains with it. Very rare and expensive, today ermine is rarely found in fashion furs.

Fisher
An unusual North American fur, fisher is longhaired, dark and silvery.

Fox
The majority of fox fur sold around the world is farm-raised (often in Scandinavia), and is available in a very wide range of natural colors, including silver, crystal blue, red, grey and white. As popular as mink with consumers, this luxurious fur makes an ideal trim for collars, cuffs, wraps and stoles.


Lamb
Lamb is the chameleon of fur with a host of personalities. The queen of lamb is broadtail: of Russian origin, it is sleek, lightweight, shiny and flat, with a slight wave, like fine moiré fabric. Mongolian Lamb is an exuberant fur that is both longhaired and curly. Often white, its silky hair is frequently dyed in a kaleidoscope of hues. Mouton pelts are sheared closely for a soft, thick flat fur.

Persian Lamb
Persian Lamb is farmed in both Asia and South Africa and pelts are prized for their soft, wavy curls with natural colours of black, brown and grey. Shearling is natural lamb pelts with the leather side sueded or leatherized and worn on the outside, and the curly fur worn inside as a lining.



Marten
A close cousin to Russian sable, American marten has long silky hair and varies from dark brown to golden in color. The finest variety, has a bluish-brown coat and pale underfur.

Mink
Mink is the all-time diva of furs. Soft and lightweight with lustrous guard hair and dense underfur, it is primarily farm-raised. Female pelts are smaller in size and have a softer, silkier feel than the larger male pelts. Mink is available in a wide range of natural colors and may be sheared for a sporty, casual look. It is a very durable fur despite its luxurious look.


Muskrat
Muskrat is a North American fur that is popular for its natural contrasting colours. It can also be dyed in rich jewel shades. It is lightweight and is often worked skin-on skin.

Nutria
Found mainly in Argentina and the Southern USA, it is also farmed in Poland and the Czech Republic. Similar to beaver, it is often sheared for a sporty, more lightweight feel. Because its underfur is very soft and plush and its fur can be dyed in a variety of shades, nutria is a popular fur for linings and trims.

Opossum
Woolly and сoarse, opossum is often used for liners and men’s coats.
The very different American variety has long silvery black-tipped guard hair with thick underfur while the New-Zealand variety has a short, dense plush-like fur in colours ranging from yellow-grey to natural brown.

Rabbit
Rabbit generally has medium length guard hair in a variety of natural colors and is often sheared or grooved. While fragile and not very durable, it is a very reasonably priced fur.

Raccoon
Long gray/black guard hair with silvery tips over a woolly, dense underfur makes it a very durable and warm fur. Finn raccoon has long, thick tan guard hair with black tips and dense underfur.
Sable
Russian sable is still the most prized fur in the world, renowned for its legendary silky quality, rarity and light weight feel. Brown with a silver cast, it is the most expensive fur especially when there is an abundance of silver hair. Canadian sable (brown or golden) is a bit less expensive but just as valuable.

Squirrel (‘’petit gris’’)
Short, soft guard hair with a flatter, dense underfur. Very lightweight.

Fin racoon
Also called Japanese raccoon, has very long guard hair and a full texture. Colour is light amber brown with dark, distinctive markings.
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