designers’ favourite fur
Swakara fur, which comes from the arid regions of Namibia is amongst designers’ favourite choice of material for garments and accessories. The Swakara industry provides communities with essential income and contributes to the economy of the country.
Up until 31 March 2022, Agra served the Swakara industry in three key areas, namely; the marketing of the pelts, the management of the Swakara Board (an SOE under the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry) and the management of the Swakara Breeders’ Society, which was established in 1919.
Agra was the sole marketing agent for the sought-after Swakara pelts. Agra’s Pelt Centre was responsible for collecting, sorting, packaging and dispatching pelts destined for International Fur Fashion markets.
As from 1 April 2022, Agra only facilitates the transfer of pelts from the producer to Swakara. For any enquiries, please contact Swakara directly at: www.swakara.net
Agra is also actively involved in the selling of breeding stock, either by auction or through direct liaison services.