r/todayilearned Jun 28 '22

TIL about Nicole Camphaug, a Canadian Inuk fashion designer who promotes Inuit culture by creating contemporary Inuit fashion items. A pair of her sealskin high-heeled shoes are held at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicole_Camphaug
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u/coffeeinvenice Jun 28 '22

Just as an aside, the North Atlantic harp seal population is estimated to be a healthy 7.4 million animals. In comparison, there are approximately 1.6 million dairy cattle in Canada.

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u/dogemum1990 Jun 28 '22

What a cool way to keep customs alive!

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u/GeminisTail Jun 28 '22

TIL there is a shoe museum in Toronto. I've visited Toronto many times and never knew.

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u/Existential_Kitten Jun 28 '22

It's right by the ROM.

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u/UniDublin Jun 28 '22

If you are ever here during Nuit Blanche (whenever that is again) they usually open their doors for free.

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u/TerminalOrbit Jun 28 '22

I'd love to have a pair of the loafers!

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u/RustlessPotato Jun 28 '22

Made from real Saskatchewan seals !

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u/rewindturtle Jun 28 '22

How cruel

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u/TerminalOrbit Jun 28 '22

Only real green dresses are...

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u/GeminisTail Jun 28 '22

That comment's worth a million dollars!

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u/InsuranceToTheRescue Jun 28 '22

That's super neat. My only issue with fur shoes, as a fashion statement, is that if you go anywhere in the rain/snow, those motherfuckers are gonna look like a wet dog wrapped around your feet. They must be impossible to keep clean.

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u/Zooty007 Jun 28 '22

It's seal fur = waterproof

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u/Kalappianer Jun 28 '22

So less applicable than Greenlandic sneakers with seal skin...