4 Reasons to Choose Faux Fur

4 Reasons to Choose Faux Fur

From being completely ethical to offering great value for money and being easy to clean and store, we explore four fantastic reasons to choose faux fur clothing and accessories over the real stuff. 1 - It’s animal and cruelty-free Did you know over 50 million animals are killed each year just to make real fur products? Shocking, isn’t it? In contrast, no animals are harmed in making faux fur. Faux fur products are generally made with polymers, acrylics, and modacrylics, or blends of the three. These fabrics eliminate the incidents of maltreatment of animals, while providing other excellent benefits as...

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6 fantastic Australian books to snuggle up to with your child

6 Fantastic Australian Books to Snuggle up to With Your Child

Reading is one of the most precious things you can do with your child. It opens up a whole new world to them while aiding their learning and development. From Aussie animals to outback and travel adventures, these enchanting books are beautifully illustrated to capture the attention of you and your little one.  The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland Part of the bestselling Bear series, this humorous, rhyming book teaches children the importance of listening to others’ needs and feelings and dealing with frustration healthily through the experience of a moose, lion, zebra, sheep – and a cranky...

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Small dog with green potted plant

11 Common Household Plants That Could Be Harmful To Your Dog

Having recently welcomed an adorable puppy into our family, I was shocked to discover just how many plants are toxic to dogs; and how many of them I have around my home! In my quest to 'puppy-proof' our home, I have put together a list of some of the more common plants harmful to dogs that you may have around your home or garden. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if you are unsure whether a plant you have may be harmful to your dog, your local garden centre or vet can help you. Fiddle Leaf Fig The extremely...

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minimink faux fur blankets in honey

What is faux fur?

Faux fur is an artificial fur fabric made to look and feel like real fur. It is one of the oldest known forms of clothing, introduced to the market in 1929. These early attempts at faux fur were made using alpaca hair. By the 1940s, the quality of faux fur had improved considerably. Today, it is generally made using acrylic polymers. Materials Faux furs are known as pile fabrics, which means they have the appearance and warmth of animal furs. They are attached to a backing using various techniques. The weaving technique is where the fibres are looped through and...

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new minimink owner, Deb Sweeney

Meet the fresh face behind minimink

We sat down with minimink’s new owner, Deb, to learn more about her passion for the brand, her favourite products and how she’s put her unique stamp on our brand.

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