Crocodile farm caters for the fashion industry as well as tourists
As a official canada goose outlet crocodile farm owner, Angela canada goose outlet Freeman wears many hats, including tour operator, business manager and exporter but it is handbags that most interest her, in her other role as fashion designer.
Mrs Freeman’s family took over canada goose outlet store uk Hartley’s Creek Crocodile Farm, north of Cairns in 1986 canada goose outlet reviews and has turned it into a thriving commercial farming enterprise as well as one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions.
There is a canada goose black friday sale ready market in Europe, where dried Canada Goose online and salted top quality porosus (crocodile) skins are buy canada goose jacket tanned and turned into high end fashion, with crocodile handbags fetching upwards of 50 thousand dollars apiece.
Making the canada goose outlet uk sale most of flawed croc skinsHartley’s has also recently entered canada goose outlet online uk the Asian market, where Mrs Freeman said she had more control canada goose uk black friday over the buy canada goose jacket cheap final product cheap canada goose and designs handbags and purses to make use of skins that are considered flawed.
“You know if you’ve got low quality skins it’s harder to get rid of them.
“The name of the game is to produce as many high quality skins as you can the double A skins, the ones that have no blemishes,” she said.
A blemish the size of a pin prick can downgrade a skin’s quality rating and therefore its price, but Mrs Freeman said by making the end product herself she could still turn a good profit.
“Because I https://www.rkliedtke.de have my own handbag range, if there is a tiny blemish or something I have the actual canada goose coats patterns and designs made specifically around some tiny little flaw so that we can use everything that we produce.”
She said Hartley’s had teamed up with a Japanese partner, which had canada goose outlet shop shares in a tannery and supplies products to boutique manufacturers.
“The beautiful thing about it is that they know all these amazing people who make all these amazing handbags.
“I get to go into a room that’s probably about the size of half a basketball court and go through shelves full of handbags and pick out what I want to canada goose outlet toronto factory make.
“Mostly I just select the designs and colours but when I’ve got time.
“I also draw up my own designs and we get mock ups made.”
Mrs canada goose outlet in usa Freeman said she had even had the pleasure of introducing the clutch purse to Japanese women.
“The Japanese had no idea of such a thing as a clutch purse, which is basically a wardrobe staple in Australia.
“I had to explain canada goose uk canada goose outlet online to them what a clutch purse was and they all giggled their heads off canada goose black friday sale because they can’t actually say ‘clutch’, they can only say ‘crutch’.
“We ended up having canada goose uk outlet to call it something else but that’s come out now and it’s selling quite well.”
Mrs Freeman said while there was a thriving market for exotic leather handbags in Japan, saltwater crocodiles skins were considered of the highest quality and were only purchased by the most wealthy fashionistas, so the demand was relatively low.
However, she said the Japanese trade was growing through the Chinese market.
“There’s a recognition on behalf of the Chinese that the Japanese certainly produce some of the highest quality products in the world.
“So they are going to Japan and purchasing from the very high end department stores and some of our crocodile leather does make its way into those department stores as well and that’s creating a level canada goose outlet of demand within the Japanese department stores.”.