’Black Diamonds’ to Shine in Copenhagen

Namibia’s renowned Swakara pelts are once again expected to steal the limelight this coming Thursday evening when 68 500 pelts will be auctioned at the international Kopenhagen Fur Auction.

Representatives of Agra, the Swakara Board of Namibia, the winner of the AgraKopenhagen Fur Quality Award, Paul Steyn, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Trade and Industry Dr Malan Lindeque, as well as the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Joseph Iita will attend the auction.

Swakara fur with its velvety texture has become designers’ first choice for garments and accessories.

This was evident on international catwalks, where Swakara formed an integral part of designer couture by Karl Lagerfeld, Prada, Gucci and Armani, as well as vintage collections by Elsa Schiaparelli and others in the recent past. At the Italian Fur Fashion Night, Swakara featured in the couture of four out of nine designer houses’ presentations, especially brown and white Swakara received recognition on the catwalk.

Swakara pelts are sold exclusively at Kopenhagen Fur’s April and September auctions. At the previous auction held in the Danish capital, Agra sold 100 percent of the Swakara pelt offering, with the highest ever average price in Namibian dollar of N$2 534.54 per pelt, for a bundle of white pelts and the highest price for black pelts in Namibian dollars of N$1 856.71. Results from these auctions time and again prove that Swakara remains worthy of being called Namibia’s ‘Black Diamond’.

Source : New Era