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.

An important breath of optimism for the fur industry, the 5th Fur Excellence in Athens 2015

FEA 2015 closed its gates, leaving exhibitors and visitors particularly satisfied. Within a tough economic circumstance and an environment of uncertainty about the future of the industry, the results of FEA 2015 constitute an important breath of optimism for the industry.

The Gala show of NAFA on March 23rdin the “Great Britain” hotel was the event that opened up the fur festival. On the 24th the Fur Gala Show of FEA 2015 took place charming the guests that flooded the area andmaking the best impressions. The second and third day were the best shopping days that capitalized on the last day leaving exhibitors satisfied and vindicated for choosing to present themselves at the Fur Excellence in Athens 2015.

The importance of the Fairis proven by the presence of the political leadership and their support towards the Fur industry and its people. The choice of Athens justifies the organizers of the Fair as evidenced by the large number of visitors’ influx, by the presence of the political leadership of the country and bythe exhibition areawhich is the best nationwide. Despite the adverse international conditions and the apparent decrease of visitors and of the general interest that was evident in the Hong Kong and Milan fairsthat preceded, theAthens fairrecorded an increase in the daily visits by 26% compared to last year.
The hard work for setting up the fair, the promotional activities, the great presence of exhibitors, thenew designs they presented and the venue where it was held constituted the foundations of the very good progress of the fair. The many possibilities that all interested parties had to be present in the fair, the attractive participation packages helped particularly the new businesses to have access to a new clientele andto trade visitors from around the world.

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More Visitors at the 5th Fur Excellence in Athens 2015

The 5th International Fur Fair “Fur Excellence in Athens”, held from 24 to 27 March 2015 in Athens, was a great success.
Despite the adverse international climate and the obvious drop in footfall and general interest in the preceding Hong Kong and Milan fairs, the Athens fair marked a 26% daily footfall increase compared to last year.
A barcode-based system for recording the entries and exits of visitors to the fair was used for the first time this year, to obtain a clear picture of visitor traffic. This means that we know that 89 additional trade visitors, out of a total of 1,400, attended the fair this year and actively expressed their interest, thus contributing to forming a positive feeling and climate among exhibitors.

Fresh and Unique was the Catwalk of FEA 2015 Fur Gala Fashion Show

Fresh and modern, sophisticated and luxurious were the creations presented at the Catwalk of Fur Gala Fashion Show of Fur Excellence in Athens 2015, International Fur Fair. The glamorous event took place at Megaron-Athens Concert Hall, impressing the hundreds of guests who flew together honoring with their presence the Fair.
Catwalk opened with NAFA’s Creations, FEA’s 2015 Great Sponsor.
The Greek Fur Brands that participated were, (in order of appearance):
NEVRIS, LANGIOTTI, MANZARI, KN, PT-Artisti Elena, BOURTSOS, NAOMI, IMPERIA, AVANTI, EFD.
Gala Show closed with the creation of Vasili Kardasis, manufactured by Expopel, incarnating the mortal Greek Goddess of FEA’s 2015 Creative.
The participating companies presented their best creations and new fur fashion trends within a luxurious environment worthy of the image and position that Greek and International Fur Industry holds.
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New fur techniques presented by FEA 2015 sponsors’ design studios – a challenge for creativity

The visitors of Fur Excellence in Athens 2015 had the opportunity to viewnumerous and special fur techniques as the 3 design studios of the fair sponsors, Nafa, Kopenhagen Fur and Saga Furs presented their proposals in specific areas and/or events organized during the fair.

At the stand of the Trends Forumthe studio KiCK of the Copenhagen auction department presented the latest fur suturing techniques with its professional staff providing a wealth of information and explanations to the interested public. Garments that highlighted the creativity of their creators were also presented, setting the new directions of fur garments.

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In the same area the NAFAFur Studio presentedgarments made by using some of the latest fur techniques. A more detailed presentation of various special techniques by Nafawas made by the Professor of Royal College of Art-London and HAF collaborator Mr. VasilisKardasis during the two Discovering Fur Excellence WORKSHOPS that took placeduring the fair.

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The Finland auction department Saga Furs presented the fashion trends and fur suturing techniques developed by its design center in Copenhagen at itsstand in the fair and organized two special events targeted at designers and furriers including in its agendathe fur trends and techniques.

Each design center contributed to the success of this initiative of the Hellenic Associationof Furrierssurprising and inspiring all interested parties with the countless possibilities for creativity expression through the fur material.

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Great participation of young designers in both “Discovering Fur Excellence WORKSHOPS”

Attracting a great interest and with more than 50 students participating from various design schools in Greece, the two Discovering Fur Excellence WORKSHOPS were successfully organized during the International Fur Fair “Fur Excellence in Athens 2015” WORKSHOPS were successfully organized during the International Fur Fair “Fur Excellence in Athens 2015”.

With the theme “Let us take a line for a walk”the Professor of Royal College of Art-London and HAF collaborator Mr. Vasilis Kardasis traveled attendees to the world of fur triggering their imagination. Like last year, the seminars were experiential as participants were able not only to see and learn about the fur material but also work with it in the model furriery workshop that wasnear-by, just for this purpose.
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Experienced craftsmen presented the manufacturing process of fur garments while helping participants realize their ideas. Participants received their creations and their seminar certificates at the end expressing their deep desire for such initiatives to be repeated in the future as they were overwhelmed by the possibilities to express their creativity through the fur material.
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Sponsors of Discovering Fur Excellence WORKSHOPS- FEA 2015

This year the sponsorship of this creative field was undertaken, apart from the TSOP furriery machinery company that has enthusiastically supported this venturesince the first year, by the HellenicFur Federation and Fur Europe, declaring in action their support for the activities of the Hellenic Association of Furriers.

The companies that supported this action offering free machinery, tools and materials, mannequins, leather and other ready-made garments for presentation were the companies – members of HAF: CPL, DTS, EXPOPEL, GLOW, KN Furs, LANGIOTTI and LUXOR.

Quite impressive the first two days of Fur Excellence in Athens- International Fur Fair 2015

Quite impressively was the way the first two days of Fur Excellence in Athens International Fur Fair 2015 ended. On March 24, the spectacular Gala Fur Fashion Show impressed the hundred of attendants.
Participating companies presented their best creations in an environment equally worthy of the image and importance of Hellenic and International Fur Sector. Modern creations, haute-couture items impressed all who watched the Show.
Hellenic Fur Sector was honored by the visit of former prime minister of Greece and president of the political party of New Democracy Mr. Samaras A. as well as the visits of deputy minister of the state Mr Quick T., deputy minister of Agricultural Development Mr. Sgouridis and General Secretary of Trade Mr. Papaderakis. Several other political personalities visited the fair among them the Members of Parliament from the political party of New Democracy Mrs Antoniou and Mr Skrekas and representatives of political parties of SYRIZA, ANEL and PASOK.
Their great satisfaction express the exhibitors, new and old, from the results of these two first days, while equally content are the international visitors of Fur Excellence in Athens, International Fur Fair 2015. The variety of products, new designs and models, attracted the great interest of trade visitors from around the world, since they constitute integrated fashion proposals.

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