Seal skin products allowed to be sold in Europe

Alanak Mitts Courtesy of Alanak Northern Clothing and Crafts

Inuvialuit-created sealskin products will be an option for fashion-conscious Europeans combating next year’s winter weather.

The GNWT announced that the European union has agreed to acknowledge the Inuvialuit as an exception to the European seal ban.

The EU banned all seal products in 2010. This decision has been protested by the federal government and seal producers from across Canada.

ITI Minister Wally Schumann says the agreement will sell seal products under the Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur brand.

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