With the impending seal-skin ban due to impact in August 2010 Sporran Makers and Retailers alike have had to open their minds to the use of alternatives to Sealskin in the Sporran making process.
For centuries Sealskin has been used in the making of Scottish Sporrans. Highly regarded as hard-wearing and of the best quality we now have to look away from our traditional material and seek alternative skins.
Although classed as Alternative Skin Sporrans this by no means deducts from the quality of the skins which fall under this description. Pony Skin, Rabbit Skin, Artic Fox, Bovine and even synthetic sealskin are now in use, all of which can provide the user with a whole variety of styles, shapes and colours of Sporran.
Regarded as the most similar to Sealskin is the Pony Skin Sporran. With its short, sleek look and feel Pony Skin is the perfect alternative to the traditional sealskin. Not only does it look similar but it is also as hard-wearing as sealskin making it perfect for those who will be looking for an original feeling sporran after the seal skin ban kicks in. Bovine is also similar to Pony skin although it is slightly courser hence giving a sporran an edgier look.
For a completely different Sporran many buyers are turning to Rabbit Skin. With its soft and luxurious feel Rabbit Skin Sporrans give the wearer a whole new sporran wearing experience. Pushing boundaries Rabbit skin sporrans can now be found in a whole range of colours from a natural white to a not-so natural Orange or Blue. These have becoming surprisingly popular and sell very well.
In many Traditionalists eyes we should not be straying from our beloved sealskin, however with the ever-closer seal skin ban sporran makers and retailers have had to adapt to alternative skin sporrans. The upshot is that we now have a much broader range of Dress Sporrans and Semi-Dress Sporrans which we can offer to our loyal clientele and have in fact had very positive feedback regarding our range of alternative skin sporrans.
As always if you are unable to find the Sporran you are looking for on our website, please contact us and let us know. We can supply all of the skins mentioned previously in a range of different colours and a variety of cantles so if we do not have it just let us know and we can have it custom made for you...this will not cost you any more than a similar sporran we already have in stock.
If you do have any comments or questions please let us know as we always like to hear what our customers are thinking and how you feel we can improve our site and range.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the item to us in its original condition within 14 days of receipt. Returned items should be unused and must be returned in original packaging with any enclosed documentation. We will issue a full refund on receipt, excluding the original delivery charge. Alternatively, if preferred, we will exchange the item.
Please note that our goods will only be accepted for return if they are despatched within 14 days of delivery, unless we have notified you otherwise.The item is your responsibility until it reaches us. Therefore for your own protection we recommend that you send the parcel using a delivery service that insures you for the value of the goods.Please also note that the cost of returning the item to us is your responsibility and that delivery charges are only refundable where goods are faulty and a refund is made.