Working with seal—what you need to know
Seal fur and leather have their own personalities, which any fashion designer needs to get to know. The fabric is stretchy and sturdy. It is thinner and less bulky than many other furs.
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:
- Natural or dyed pelts
- The grade or quality of the pelt
- Customized shearing, carving, or printing
Seal fur and leather offers endless possibilities for designs, both edgy and elegant. As Halloran says, “Everybody has a different style personality. Today, we can offer people the variety they’re seeking. And if they don’t see exactly what they want on the shelf or rack, we’ll make it for them.”