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Jonval Leathers and Furs Discusses The Different Types Of Furs Part 1- Beaver

In the past many blogs Jonval Leathers and Furs explored all the different types of leather that can be used in your leather products. I had no idea how many types there are. Eighteen, in fact! Now we move onto fur—the other product that Jonval is famous for.

Similar to leather, you would be surprised to find out just how many types of fur are used for clothing. In this blog series will describe the fur and what makes it unique, special, or great for a particular type of clothing. 

In this week’s blog, Jonval Leathers and Furs will begin its discussion of the different types of fur starting with beaver fur. Beavers have some of the most dense hair in all of the animal kingdom. In fact, beavers have some 10,000 hairs per square centimeter. There are a couple different types of beaver fur. We will start with sheared beaver fur.

Sheared beaver fur
This fur is the fur you are probably familiar with when you think of beaver fur. This shearer fur is a short hair fur that is free from guard hairs. This makes it more dense and softer to the touch (this is what we want in fur, am I right?) 

This sheared beaver fur is great for and often used for in fashion garments. It provides a lot of warmth and can be a very elegant look in fashionable clothing. The natural color of this fur is often dyed a variety of colors such as darker brown, beige, or even white. 

This fur can mat when wet, so be careful when around water. It is important that you maintain it by giving it at least a once a year cleaning. It is a great thing, then, that Jonval Leathers and Furs offers cleaning and storage services for you. 

Natural beaver fur
Now, let’s compare this sheared beaver fur to a natural beaver fur. Natural beaver fur as an entirely different look. This fur will have long guard hairs that give the fur a luxurious sheen. We think this fur is great for men’s garments, such as coats, because it gives it a natural, rugged look. 

Along with men’s coats, natural beaver also makes striking casual wear for both mean and women. It is a very durable fur. It is generally brown in color, but it can also be dyed other colors to suit your whimsy. 

When we consider the cost of furs in general, we must consider how many animals it will take to make whatever article of clothing we need. For example, you must consider whether you want a full length, mid length or midi length coat or other garment. So while the cost of one beaver fur, may sound cheap, you must consider how many beaver furs you need to make a complete garment. 

We are just beginning to explore all the different types of furs that are used to make excellent clothing and accessories. For all your fur needs, Jonval Leathers and Furs  has you covered.