Who are they and what do they do? The job of a furrier is to carry out specialised tasks to refine the fur of rare, wild animals as well as domesticated ones, animals of pedigree breeding, and manufacture fur products such as coats, overcoats, hats, collars, waistcoats, lining, gloves, belts, etc.).
What are the activities of the job? He/she sorts furs and makes up bundles for production - tints hair and dyes fur parts or fur products - draws details of fur products - irons particular fur parts - cuts and assembles furs to make fur products - sews fur lining into other products (for instance upholstery) - carries out the whole job when preparing first models of fur coats and overcoats of noble furs - inspects finished fur products and adapts them if necessary - maintains and adjusts the machines and equipment used.
Where is it done and under what conditions? In furrier's workshops and factories, or in households. Some noise must be expected as part of work.
What tools/equipment do they use? For example, sewing machines, cutting machines, button machines, ironing machines and devices, driers, needles, pliers, combs, and tweezers.
What do you need to succeed? You should have completed an apprenticeship, be good with your hands, have some aesthetic feeling, inventiveness, spatial imagination, patience, precision, and good eyesight.