Basically Bush suppliers of unique, quality possum fur, and fur products to you from the forests of New Zealand.
We have the capacity to supply 200,000 possum pelts annually. We can consign large numbers on receipt of forward orders.
Possum is a mid-range manufacturing fur. It is ideal for trim, linings and accessories. It also has many applications for home decor, it can be manufactured into throws and cushions It dyes well in all colours, and can be bleached. When dyed and shorn to 15-20 mm it has a very similar appearance to mink. The leather is strong ,and stitches well.
How we process raw pelts
After harvesting raw pelts:
1. Have the fat scraped off them
2. Are stretched on boards
3. Air dried
4. A further scrapping removes more excess fat and loose membrane
5. When completely dry they are removed from the boards
6. Fur is brushed
7. Skins are graded into size and grade quality
Quality Assurance Guaranteed
Basically Bush Ltd harvests, procures, processes and finishes all their possum fur skins to a high quality standard. The leather is both strong and uncompromised.
We Guarantee that the size, grade and fur meets the quality criteria outlined below. We will replace any skin within 14 days of delivery, that does not meet the quality, size or grade criteria of the product ordered.
Raw Possum Skin Specifications
1st to 3rd grade, in sizes Medium to X Large. Natural browns and greys. The remainder are used as fur fibre in the manufacture of yarn.
Possum is a wild fur, and as such has flaws, and variable fur length and density. This is why we are very careful about what we select for processing. Harvesting occurs during our winter months( July to October) to minimise variability.
Length - A minimum of 58cm from the base of the tail to the ear holes
Length - A minimum of 56cm from the base of the tail to the ear holes
Length - A minimum of 50-55cm from the base of the tail to the ear holes
NB: The amount of stretch in a pelt varies from pelt to pelt
Fur: No sign of re growth have good shine, good density and even fur length.
Pelt: May contain minor flaws
Fur: Minor re growth evident, good shine, even fur length
Pelt: Some repair work required
Fur - More Sparce, more uneven fur length and density.
NB: These are wild fur skins and as such each one will be different. Please appreciate them for their individuality!
Raw Possum Skin Pricing
Prices are negotiable on:
- Availability of skins
- Demand for skins
- Quantity of skins ordered