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What are the benefits of seal fur and leather?

10 November 2020
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Traditionally, seal fur and leather were used to protect Inuit and other coastal communities from elements. Today, artisans and designers are using it as a sustainable solution for both function and fashion.

Product Applications

Accessories: Purses, bags, wallets, gloves, earrings, bowties, tablet cases, etc.
Clothing: Winter jackets, vests, skirts, etc.
Footwear: Boots, mukluks, shoes, slippers, sandals, etc.
Home decors:  Chairs, benches, cushions, seat coverings, floor coverings, etc.

 

Seal Fur & Leather

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.

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

Seal Fur & Leather Great Benefits

  • Incredibly Warm:  Used for thousands of years to protect Canada’s northernmost residents from the most extreme winter conditions.
  • Extremely Durable: Easily stored, cleaned and maintained. Properly made, they are known to outlast the owner.
  • Exceptionally Versatile: Sealskin takes dye well. Each pelt’s natural patterns is available in wide range of colors and product applications.
  • Lightweight: Because there is no underfur, sealskin is light and less bulky allowing a nice slim silhouette.
  • Wind & Water Resistant: Water and wind resistant due to its natural high oil content and tight fiber structure.
  • Biodegradable: Eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to non-renewable and environmentally toxic (plastic) clothing.

A Canadian Tradition

Canadian Seal textiles are harvested from Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast. For hundred of years, sealing has been a sustainable source for food, clothing and health for many communities across the country.

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