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.