The New Zealand Fur Council
The NZFC is an incorporated society constituted in May 2007.
It was established to advocate for the wider possum-fur industry, and to represent the interests of its members in what is a comparatively new and unrecognized market that has the ability to positively contribute to the national economy and environment.
Some of the purposes of the NZFC are:
- Promote understanding and communication amongst members of the wider community.
- Increase public awareness of the unique attributes of the possum fibre.
- Increase national and international demand for New Zealand made possum products.
- Establish and foster a strict quality control mechanism and ethical standards throughout the entire possum fur industry, using international standards where appropriate.
- Promote research to substantiate the many benefits to New Zealand of commercial exploitation of possum.
Members include: harvesters, fibre collection agencies, yarn spinners and knitters. This group represents 90% of the New Zealand industry.