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Seal Pelts

Whether you want to create your own design with natural fur or you want to complement your home decor, seal pelt is exactly what you need!

  • Incredibly warm
  • Extremely durable
  • Exceptionally versatile
  • Wind & water resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Biodegradable
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  • Incredibly warm
  • Extremely durable
  • Exceptionally versatile
  • Wind & water resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Biodegradable

Seal Pelts

Seal pelts, both as fur and leather, have been used for thousands of years to protect Canada’s northernmost residents from the harshest winter conditions. Seal fur is breathable, but blocks wind and retains heat. Seal leather is soft and strong, rugged and elegant, perfect for a multitude of uses.

 

Seal pelts are having a renaissance in the Canadian artisan and luxury sectors. Function truly meets fashion in modern seal textiles: the durability of the fur and leather is appropriate for the Canadian climate; each pelt’s natural patterns and colours are celebrated and showcased in boots, shoes, jackets, accessories, and home décor.

Seal Pelt Description

  • Wild
  • Water based
  • Species available: Harp or ring seals
  • Size: 36″ – 48″ L x 24″ x 36″ W
  • Skin markings vary (Grade Quality Guide)
  • Colour:  light silvery & tan-dyed colors to hide spotting (Colour Grade)
  • Additional info: Seal fur textiles make use of the seal’s hair/fur, which is attached to the skin (leather); seal leather generally refers to the tanned seal skin, with the fur removed.
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Available options

Seal fur and leather offers endless possibilities for designs, both edgy and elegant.  And today’s seal textiles are as varied as they are versatile. When considering the specific material to work with (or purchase), take time to look at all the options:

Colour grade

Natural or Dyed

Primarily in natural silver color with a characteristic black pattern, seal fur takes dye well and is available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Its soft, short and shiny guard hair are used in multiple application.

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Colour Grade

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Seal Leather

Seal leather is incredibly versatile. Depending on a customer’s specifications, it can meet both rugged and high-end uses.

Carved and print

Carved and Print

Check out these exceptional carved and printed seal fur selections for unique or custom pieces.  Work with your own patterns of seal fur to create distinctive fashion designs!

Choose your pelt according to use

Colour isn’t the only choice you’ll have when selecting the perfect pelt. The age of the seal and the seal specie is also important to consider. “Beater” pelts come from younger seals and are, not surprisingly, softer and more supple. They also have different patterning than adult seal pelts.

 

Adult seals have thicker, sturdier, larger pelts. These are more suitable for furniture covering and carpets due to their ruggedness. Older seals may have also engaged in seal fights during their lifetimes; many adult pelts have scratch marks from claws. These features do not detract from the overall pelt but add interest and a hint of “bad ass”—of course, you can select the perfect pelt for your requirements.

 

There are 2 species of seal that or more widely used in Canada:  Harp Seals and Ringed Seals.  The Ringed Seal is the type of seal skin which most people relate to Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Greenland. The Ringed seal is named for the black spots ringed with light marks on its back. The Harp Seal also known as Greenland seal or saddle seal, saddleback seal because they they have an irregular horseshoe-shaped band of black on the the back when they are adults. The young Harp Seal pelts have a light silvery colors with black marks and are the most available on the market because of their abundant population.
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Adult Seal Pelt

Steel-blue when wet and steel grey when dry, the adult Harp Seal pelt is characterized by an irregular horseshoe-shaped band of black on the the back.

Young seal pelt

Young Seal Pelt

With a light silvery color and black marks, the young Harp Seal pelts are smaller than the adult pelts measuring between 36”- 48” L x 24”- 36” W.

Ring Seal

Ringed Seal

The Ring Seal’s clear and notable ring markings along the ridge has been seen in the Inuit’s clothing for hundreds of years.  The Ring Seal’s natural color is light grey with very notable markings along the ridge which can vary from light grey to almost black.

Harp Seal

Primarily in natural silver color with a characteristic black pattern, young Harp seal pelts have soft, short and shiny guard hair and are the most available on the market.

A Sustainable Choice

It is always ideal, environmentally and ethically, to use all parts of an animal that is harvested. Today’s seal harvest attempts to make full use of the animal by harvesting the seal meat, oil, and pelts. The Canadian seal harvest is well-managed and carried out following strict government regulations.

 

Seal pelts are processed by tanning. This preserves the fur or leather, leaving it durable, flexible, and resistant to deteriorating. Done properly, seal fur and leather will last for decades; durable products that will stand the test of time.

 

A note for buyers: Throughout Canada, the seal fur trade is legal. The US, Mexico, Taiwan, and the EU have restrictions in place; if you are from these areas, check before attempting to import seal products.

Oil

Oméga-3 d'huile de phoque pure

L'huile de phoque est une source complète d'oméga-3 (DPA + DHA + EPA) avec une absorption optimisée grâce à sa structure moléculaire provenant d'un mammifère.

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Huile de phoque

Textile

Fourrure unique & naturelle

La fourrure de loup-marin est un matériel très polyvalent utilisé dans de multiples applications telles que les accessoires, les chaussures, les vêtements et la décoration.

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Fourrure

Meat

Wild Canadian Meat

Seal meat represents an excellent source of protein and is high in iron, zinc, magnesium and vitamin B-12. This wild game meat is free from antibiotics and added hormones.

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Viande de phoque

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