Welcome to the beginning of our Part II blog post! We were asked by one of our followers to do a more in depth look at each fur. Today’s focus will be the beaver.
If you read our previous blog post, you will know that the beaver is one of the warmest furs you can buy. The warmth is two-fold, as beaver has naturally thick leather and a very dense, thick underfur (puck), thus the combination allows for one of the most durable and warm garments made.
Before, we told you beaver can be plucked, sheared, and natural. Plucked and sheared, meaning that the guard hairs are sheared off, reveals the soft underfur. We in the fur industry use both sheared and unsheared beaver to style garments for both men and women. We have found that men tend to prefer the unsheared look. We did not, previously, go into the colors of beaver. In its natural state, you will find medium to dark brown, golden brown, and silvery tone. In sheared/plucked beaver, the variety of colors is almost endless.
This type of fur can be worn and enjoyed for a long time, as long as it is taken care of properly. It is important you clean and condition your garments at least every other year, regardless of wear to keep the skins soft and the leather from drying out. It is very important to have your fur stored every summer in a cold storage vault. Our vault is kept at a constant 50 degrees with 50% humidity (which is the standard regulation for the entire fur industry).