At Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony of cabinet ministers, Hunter Tootoo, minister of fisheries and oceans, wore a sealskin bracelet and a tie made of sealskin fur dyed Liberal red. Carolyn Bennett, minister of indigenous and northern affairs, wore a sealskin bracelet.
"I saw that," sealskin accessories designer Tracy Hayley says about Tootoo's accessories. "A gorgeous red tie, and a bracelet as well."
Their fashion accessories show products made from harp and other seals have moved beyond heavy coats and seal flipper pie.
Hayley of St. John's, N.L., started her sealskin accessories company, Sealed With A Kiss, about four years ago after finding a piece of sealskin jewelry her mother had purchased in the city in 1960. She wished similar items were still available, and decided to make them herself. She now sells her jewelry, hats and other accessories in 47 retailers from Ontario to St. John’s.
"I wasn't surprised because I saw the beauty in it and I honestly believed that other peopleRead More »from Ministers’ fashion accessories show sealskin in new light