L. Zhylenko, I. Novytska
Today, the range of fur products on the market is formed mainly due to the products of foreign manufacturers. Every year it is more and more difficult for a consumer to find a product of appropriate quality, since retail chains include in their assortment low-quality goods, the manufacturers of which do not fulfill the quality and safety requirements according to domestic regulatory documents.
The purpose of this article is to study features that affect the quality and grade of fur and finished fur products, study defects and its impact on products, draw up a consistent scheme for researching fur products, analyze consumer properties and evaluate the quality of fur products using mink coats as an example.
A merchandising expert examination of fur goods when determining its market value consists in classifying the goods as one of the classification categories, determining the characteristics of the goods and changing its quality indicators, and establishing the production method. The variety of semi-finished fur products is determined in accordance with the quality of the fur, depending on the maturity of the hairline, the presence of defects, the definition of ridge, size and other characteristics that significantly affect the quality and price of fur raw materials.
The use of the proposed scheme for the study of fur products will allow determining quickly the type, quality and grade of fur and finished fur products, to prevent errors in determining the market value of fake, artificial, dyed and low-quality fur
Key words: fur, range, variety, defect, product identification, fur semi-finished products, algorithm.