Faces of FurNYC

The fur industry is tied to NYC since its founding, our City’s crest – 2 beavers – reflect its importance to our City.

Jan Rodrigues was the first non-native settler in NYC – literally the first New Yorker – and worked as a fur trader. Stretching to today, the fur industry is a microcosm of #NYC – immigrants and generational New Yorkers from working and middle-class backgrounds all striving to make it. Here are a few stories of those workers who will lose their jobs if the fur ban is passed.