Legends of the Industry



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Industry Leaders

 

 

Industry Leaders - Mr. Michael Lehrfreund


Industry Leaders - Mr. Michael Lehrfreund

When Michael Lehrfreund agreed to speak with us at the recent Fur Auction in Toronto, we were certainly excited. After all, Lehrfreund is a name known throughout the fur world. S. Lehrfreund Ltd. was started by Michael’s grandfather and father – the family fleeing Germany before World War II from Leipsig - Germany’s fur capital....


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A Self-Made Man: “Mr. Iraklis Khalisthenis”


A Self-Made Man: “Mr. Iraklis Khalisthenis”

LEADERS OF THE INDUSTRY
Mr. Iraklis Khallisthenis, President of the Kastoria Furriers Association
The son of Kastorian fisherman Mr. Iraklis Khallisthenis was born in 1933 into a childhood marked by terrible poverty and deprivation. Despite very difficult conditions, Iraklis was able of complete six years of elementary school – a rare feat given the trying circumstances of the war years, back in the days.....


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A Remarkable Story of Success


A Remarkable Story of Success

Tsoukas Bros. & Sons. is the premiere name in the global fur industry in the manufacture of mink and sable garments. The company has established an unmatchable brand based upon proprietary let-out techniques using the whole skin...


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MAN OF THE MONTH - ANDREAS LENHART


MAN OF THE MONTH - ANDREAS LENHART

Andreas Lenhart, Chairman of the International Fur Trade Federation. Mr. Lenhart joined IFTF thirty-eight years ago – in 1972, representing Germany. He was elected Chairman a decade ago and continues to balance his focus between his family business and IFTF. He has been at the helm of the highly successful Rosenberg & Lenhart, one of the largest firms in the fur industry, for the past 50 years..


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Sandy Parker – A Veteran Writer of the Industry


Sandy Parker – A Veteran Writer of the Industry

Sandy Parker is a veteran trade journalist who has covered the fur industry for over 40 years. He is the author of SANDY PARKER REPORTS, the weekly newsletter that reports news and trends in the international fur trade. His newsletter features up-to-date information vital not only to members of all sectors of the industry, but also to the ancillary businesses and professionals that serve it.....


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