Hand made footwear using NL harp seal leather and fur.
ETC Gift Studio - 166 Water St., St. John's, NL, A1C 1A9
ETC Gift Studio (166 Water St., St. John's, NL, A1C 1A9) - 166 Water St., St. John's, NL, A1C 1A9
At Clare Dawn Couture our design philosophy comes from a desire to explore and challenge traditional textiles. Two traditional textiles, wool and seal fur are used as they complement and strengthen one another and this is how and why they are chosen for designs. The garments are unique. They are fitted, shaped and carefully considered to highlight the natural sheen of the fur and, ultimately, to complement the personality of the wearer. Texture and colour are also used in the design process as it brings an edgy and interesting new element to contemporary seal fur design. We strive to create excitingly modern design using materials inherent to Newfoundland culture. Seal skin is the only textile material in Newfoundland that is created and processed entirely in Newfoundland. For us it has a low carbon footprint and is well adapted and suited to our climate. I pay respect to the animal and the people who work in this industry by creating designs that are exciting, beautiful and functional.