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Fur Yarn comes from Canada, where pelts are harvested in harmony with nature. The fur trade in Canada uses only abundant species, and the populations are strictly managed. A territory and quota system ensures that trappers take only what the land can sustain. Life in the north is harsh in winter and the trappers are environmental barometers; they are the ones first to notice if something is amiss in the forest. When an animal is trapped, not only is the fur used, but the rest of the animal is eaten by the trapper's family, his animals, or other scavengers and carnivores in the forest. Nothing is wasted.

As a managed resource, the number of pelts gathered each year is limited. The trapping of wild animals is beneficial to the future of our wildlife because it maintains a balance between the animal populations and their habitat, ensuring enough resources for the species to thrive in future generations. The fur trade enables many Canadian families to preserve their traditional lifestyles and culture, earning a living in harmony with the land.

Unlike oil based synthetic yarns, furs are biodegradeable and nontoxic. Beaver fur is very long lasting and if cared for properly can last for decades. Harvesting wild fur does not destroy vast tracts of farmland by introducing chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides of farmed cotton and other mono-culture crops.

For more information on the fur trade in Canada, please visit the fur institute website, www.fur.ca.

Special projects deserve special yarns. Click here to see Paula Lishman Fur Yarn Kits.

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