Με ιδιαίτερη επιτυχία ολοκληρώθηκε το διήμερο Ενημερωτικό Σεμινάριο για τη Γούνα που διοργάνωσε ο ΣΕΓ και η NAFA για τους φιναλίστ του διαγωνισμού Νέων Ελλήνων Σχεδιαστών.

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Γεμάτοι καινούργιες γνώσεις, ιδέες και ενθουσιασμό αναχώρησαν από την Καστοριά οι σπουδαστές που πέτυχαν να επιλεχθούν στην πρώτη φάση του διαγωνισμού των Νέων Ελλήνων Σχεδιαστών που διοργανώνεται στα πλαίσια της διεθνούς έκθεσης Fur Excellence in Athens.
Ο Σύνδεσμος Ελλήνων Γουνοποιών με τη συνεργασία και την υποστήριξη του δημοπρατηρίου της NAFA διοργάνωσε για πρώτη φορά για τους 10 φιναλίστ του διαγωνισμού, ένα διήμερο ενημερωτικό σεμινάριο για τη γούνα στην Καστοριά, 16 και 17 Δεκεμβρίου. Στόχος του σεμιναρίου ήταν να γνωρίσουν οι μελλοντικοί σχεδιαστές την περιοχή όπου κατασκευάζονται τα ελληνικά προϊόντα γούνας, να ενημερωθούν και να αγαπήσουν ακόμη περισσότερο το υλικό της γούνας ώστε να το αντιμετωπίζουν σαν ένα πολύτιμο υλικό για τις δημιουργίες τους καθώς και να συζητηθούν οι επόμενες φάσεις του διαγωνισμού.
Στη διάρκεια του σεμιναρίου ενημερώθηκαν από τον αντιπρόεδρο πωλήσεων της NAFA κ. Μπάμπη Πούλιο για τη σημασία της ποιότητας των δερμάτων και τις ευκαιρίες που δίνει στους σχεδιαστές ο κλάδος της γούνας, ενώ οι συνεργάτες του ΣΕΓ κ. Αφροδίτη Ζούρλα και κ. Βασίλης Καρδάσης, αναφέρθηκαν στον κλάδο της γούνας στην Ελλάδα, στις διάφορες τεχνικές της γούνας και στο ευρύ πεδίο έκφρασης δημιουργικότητας που προσφέρει το υλικό αυτό.
Στα πλαίσια του σεμιναρίου οι νέοι σχεδιαστές επισκέφτηκαν διάφορες επιχειρήσεις της περιοχής όπου εντυπωσιάστηκαν από τα πολλά και ιδιαίτερα στάδια επεξεργασίας της πρώτης ύλης και μεταποίησης του προϊόντος μέχρι να ετοιμαστεί το τελικό προϊόν για τον καταναλωτή, εκτιμώντας έτσι ακόμη περισσότερο την αξία αυτού του μοναδικού προϊόντος.
Ο Σύνδεσμος Ελλήνων Γουνοποιών με την υποστήριξη της NAFA, πιστεύοντας στο ταλέντο των νέων ανθρώπων, συνεχίζει τις ενημερωτικές του ενέργειες ώστε κάθε χρόνο η συνεργασία με τις σχολές σχεδίου στην Ελλάδα και τους μελλοντικούς σχεδιαστές να γίνεται πιο ουσιαστική και αποτελεσματική.

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A business mission from the Zhang Jiakou region of China in Kastoria, invited by the HAF

The visit of a group of representatives and entrepreneurs from the Shang Jiakou region of China, invited by the Hellenic Association of Furriers, was completed with great success.
The meeting aimed at: a) creating the conditions for cooperation between Greek and Chinese enterprises, b) expanding the entry capacity of Greek Enterprises in China and c) extending this cooperation to local actors, the Vice-Prefecture of Kastoria and the Municipality of Kastoria.

“The Excellence of Fur” presentations organised by the HAF in Thessaloniki and Athens exceeded participants’ expectations.

The two presentations on fur “The Excellence of Fur”, organised by the Hellenic Association of Furriers in the framework of the Young Greek Designers Contest, held every year with the sponsorship of the NAFA auction house, were particularly successful and exceeded the participants’ expectations.  The presentations, with the participation of more than 50 young designers attending fashion and design schools in Greece and their professors, were held on Thursday, 23 October 2014, in the MEDITERRANEAN PALACE hotel in Thessaloniki and on Friday, 24 October 2014, in the Golden Age hotel in Athens.

The presentations aimed to inform young designers of the dynamic, purely export-oriented and extroverted sector of fur and allow them to become acquainted with the unique material of fur, the various possibilities and applications it allows, to enable them to participate more effectively in the contest, which aims to foster new talent in the field of fur product design in Greece.

The HAF’s representative, Ms Zourla, talked about the particularities of the Greek fur industry and the activities of the Hellenic Association of Furriers, focusing on the various events concerning designers organised during the International Fur Fair “FUR EXCELLENCE IN ATHENS”, and provided participants with details about the contest.

NAFA’s representative and Vice-president of Buyer Relations, Mr Poulios, placed particular emphasis on the significant role played by Greek furrier companies in the field internationally.  Introducing NAFA’s promotion activities and the special fashion events it organises in markets of interest internationally, he provided a clear overview of the fur industry’s relationship with fashion and the prospects offered to young designers by the sector.

Once again HAF’s associate, Mr Vasilis Kardasis, professor of the Royal College of Art, London and art director of NAFA Studio, Toronto, stole the limelight, presenting the material and potential of fur in his own special way.   Using samples of various fur stitching techniques, created at his guidance by the NAFA Studio, he encouraged attendees to a hands-on study of these materials and use their passion and imagination for creating their own designs.

Attendees, teachers and new designers studying in design schools in Greece, could not curb their enthusiasm, stating “It was amazing!  We’d like to thank you for the opportunity to learn so many things about fur, in such a direct manner”. Full of new experiences they start their designs for the contest in order to rank in the top three positions, which will ensure their participation in the one-week seminar in Toronto, all inclusive, a prize by the great sponsor of the exhibition, the NAFA Auction House.

The Young Greek Designers Contest, expiring on 8 December 2014, is held for the 4th consecutive year in the framework of the International Fur Fair “FUR EXCELLENCE IN ATHENS”, which this year will be held on 24 to 27 March 2015.
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FEA, the Unique Fur Event of March 2015

Fur Excellence in Athens International Fur Fair. 

The Unique FUR EVENT of March 2015

From 24 – 27 March 2015, Fur Excellence in Athens, International Fur Fair, celebrating its 5th anniversary, will welcome you in the unique, 4 days events.
All the Big Fur Brands, Fur Producers from around the world, display at FEA their latest collections in the 45.000 sq exhibition center “Metropolitan Expo”.
Fur Excellence in Athens is the European and International Fur Event that can cover all the byer’s needs.  It offers richest range of fur and leather products, hosting all product groups of the industry, exhibiting the newest designs, in the best value for money relation.

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The meeting point of International Fur Industry   
•    A Producer’s Exhibition
•    A Fashion Exhibition
•    A  Trade Gateway

Don’t miss the chance to celebrate with us this Unique Fur Event.

Be there!

The presentation of the creative project of Fur Excellence in Athens 2015

The official opening of the anniversary exhibition period of the 5th International Fur Fair “FUR EXCELLENCE IN ATHENS” was launched by the Hellenic Association of Furriers, presenting the creative project of the fair. A Fair promoting Greece, Kastoria and Siatista.

FEA 2015  In continuation of the history that started with last year’s creative project, HAF associate Mr Vasilis Kardasis, creator – designer, professor of the Royal College of Art, London, inspired by the creations of Ancient Greeks , and specifically the columns of ancient temples in Delphi and the Parthenon, works with the materials that we use with love and respect in fur. He transforms last year’s inspiration into an earthly entity that lands in an industrial space decided to power us with a new orientation in our strategy and an incentive for further research and creation.
This creation was, morally and materially, supported by the Hellenic Association of Furriers and Mr Vlachakis’ company, Expopel S.A. for second consecutive year. The photo shooting was made in Athens, with all the associates of the MM Creative team and… the Earthly Goddess, a Symbol of Life, was officially presented in hotel Limneon, on 29 September.
The Board of Directors of HAF states its full satisfaction for this year’s, full of symbolism, creative project which underlines the skills of Greek fur producers to materialise, with their unique craftsmanship, the inspirations of their creators, always using top quality furskins.
A result embodying the decisiveness and dynamics of the Exhibitors, providing a new dimension to the FUR EXCELLENCE IN ATHENS fair, the meeting point of international fur industry in Greece, where real business is made!

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FEA continues to travel!

Returning back from her traveling to new far away fur markets such as Kazakhstan, China, Japan and Korea, Fur Excellence in Athens doesn’t take a rest.  She continues traveling and visits more familiar destinations in Europe.  She flies over to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the second Fur Auction of the season together with the members of Hellenic Association of Furriers Administration Board, Mr. Naoum Ditsios and Mr. Konstantinos Tzimas, inviting Fur Businessmen and Fur Skin Dealers from around the world to her forthcoming celebration that will take place in Athens, from March 27 to 30, 2014.

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FEA in Seoul, along with the business delegation accompanying the President of the Hellenic Republic.

To the very promising market of South Korea FEA traveled ‘first class’ between 2 to 5 of December along with the member of HAF’s administration board Mr. Diamantidis who participated at the business delegation that accompany the President of Hellenic Republic Mr.  Karolos Papoulias on his official visit to the Republic of Korea.

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Mr. Diamantidis, legal representative of the Global Trade Pellicce company,  participated at the Greek-Korean Economic Forum which took place on Dec. 3rd as well as on bilateral meetings with entrepreneurs of fur related sectors.  All of these actions were successfully closed mainly due to the presence of the Greek President and his particularly inspirational and motivational speech regarding the cooperation on mutual investments.

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A very welcomed surprise for our member of the board, Mr. Diamantidis, was the fact that more than a few fur businessmen were aware of FEA and the top quality, fur fashion products displayed there.  The Korean businessmen that were invited and hosted during last February at FEA 2013, constituted its best ambassadors for this medieval period, proving in practice that promotional activities of this kind are proven mutually beneficial in the long term. 

 

 

Promoting Hellenic Fur Industry and FEA in Tokyo, Japan.

Particularly successful was the Presentation for Hellenic Fur Industry as well as Fur Excellence in Athens- International Fur Fair, that was organized in Tokyo by Hellenic Association of Furriers along with the significant support of Greek Embassy and in particular of the Chief Secretary A’, of  Economic and Trade Affairs Office, Mr. Mathioudakis.
It took months of preparations for this event to be organized in order to promote Hellenic Fur Industry, create new partnerships among Greek and Japanese Companies while at the same time project the Greek International Fur Fair that takes place in Athens, namely the “Fur Excellence in Athens”
A great number of businessmen and journalists from several international newspapers participated in this Event which took place on November 27th, 2014.  The Presentation as well as the Fashion Show that followed left the participants with the best of the impressions regarding the quality of Greek Fur Products and the prospects that “Fur Excellence in Athens” provides.
This very successful event was sealed with the signature of the Cooperation Agreement among Hellenic Association of Furriers and Japan Furriers Association.   Both associations agreed on proceeding towards the elaboration of a series of activities that will enhance the cooperation and prospects of bilateral trade.
This initiation as well as the events that took place in Japan would not be possible hadn’t be the essential help of the Chief Secretary A’, of Economic and Trade Affairs Office, Mr. Mathioudakis and Greek Embassy’s personnel who overworked themselves.  Their efforts and presence there have to be properly recognized as they serve with the best possible way our country’s interests.
Hellenic Association of Furriers’ commitment is to undertake activities which promote Hellenic Fur home and abroad, in order to achieve not only the empowerment of the position that Greek fur companies already possess in markets where they dominate but also set the foundations and create the appropriate conditions for thriving into new emerging world markets.
By undertaking all these activities Hellenic Association of Furriers strongly declares ‘Fur Excellence in Athens’’ presence and invites all interested parties to participate in the International Fur Event of March 2014, which takes place from March 27 to 30, offering them the possibility to meet in person the Greek Fur Entrepreneurs along with their Fur Creations.

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Fur Excellence in Athens travels in Turkey.

In both the fur related exhibitions that took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 21st to 23rd of November 2013, members of Hellenic Association of Furriers were present in order to promote Fur Excellence in Athens 2014 and strengthen the relationships with the businessmen of this rapidly developing fur market.
Mr Diamantidis, Karanikolas and Bourtsos, members of Hellenic Association of Furriers, the organizer of Fur Excellence in Athens- International Fur Fair, visited IDF 2013, 8th Istanbul Leather Fair which is organized under the patronage of TURDEV Turkish Leather Association by TUYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. and takes place at Tuyap Fairs, Convention and Congress Center.  They also visited the Istanbul CNR Leather and Fur Fair organized for the first time by Pozitif Trade Fairs Co at CNR Expo Centre.
Informative flyers and booklets as well as invitations for the upcoming FEA, which will be held on March 2014, from 27 to 30, were distributed to all participants and visitors of both these exhibitions.

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FEA’s representative visits the Fur Center of Volga Region “Nizhniy Novgorod”.

Having traveled to Ukraine, Kazakhstan and China, FEA returned to Russia, visiting Nizhniy Novgorod, the fifth largest city, known as all-Russia’s Fair Center back from the Middle Ages, while nowadays, the city of numerous fur retail stores.
FEA’s representative visited the fair called “Mekha Rossii in Nizhniy Novgorod” (Furs of Russia in Nizhniy Novgorod) which was held on the 14th to 17th of November at CITY FAIR COMPLEX “Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka”.  This fair, set up about 15 years ago, today takes place four times per year (September, October, November, and December). Advertizing booklets with the information about FEA were distributed to all visitors and its exhibitors who were mainly retailers from Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod and Pyatigorsk.  Manufacturers from Kirov were also among the exhibitors.
Mrs. Olga Brusser, the fair’s director, was informed about Fur Excellence in Athens and was invited to visit our International Fur Fair on March 27 to 30th 2014, along with a group of retailers – participants of the fair.  Informative booklets and invitations were also distributed to the most modern Shopping Malls of the city, several outlets and fur retail stores as Nizhniy Novgorod is considered to be the regional capital for the fur retail.

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