A little over 30 years ago Donna Salyers made her first faux fur coat. She couldn’t afford the real deal, but she could create, sew and tailor like only her grandma taught her. Scheduled to be on a TV show (based on her fashion sewing newspaper column) in New York, she was determined to go in style, with a hand-made, full-length “mink” capable of fooling the finest fashion houses.
As word spread, and her coats were discovered in Hollywood by animal rights activists, such as Loretta Swit (of M*A*S*H), Fabulous-Furs took on a life of its own. In 2003, Fabulous-Furs moved to its current headquarters in Covington, Kentucky. The entire second floor became a sewing workroom where a team of cutters, sewers, quality inspectors, work alongside Donna to bring her vision and faux fur mission to life. Fabulous-Furs celebrity status and international appeal continues to grow – from Sports Illustrated to Vogue to Oprah herself – stretching from Broadway to Rodeo Drive to Dubai and just about everywhere in between, 46 countries and counting!
As a woman who has worked hard to get where she is, Donna believes in giving back to her community. She’s donated countless coats, scarves and hats to children’s charities and shelters over the years. She is happy to have provided many jobs for so many people for 30 years. She’s very proud of the thousands of animal lives saved. Her vision for the future is one of a fur-free world. With mega brands becoming increasingly against using real fur, she’s seen the fashion industry come a long way. She’s thankful that Fabulous-Furs has made such an impact in initiating and moving faux fur fashion forward.