Animal Skin Tanning Services OFFICIAL PAGE

We offer a contract skin tanning service to Hunters, Farmers or anyone who would like any sort of Animal skin tanned. Our factory is located in Invercargill, Southland. We process skins for individuals from all over New Zealand. With many years of tanning experience we professionally cure many types of skins ranging from Rabbits and Possums to Sheep, Calf, Deer, Goat, Tahr, Chamois, Pig and Cattle. They can make a great addition to any trophy room or as a center piece for interior designed homes. They can be washed or dry cleaned if necessary to ensure they stay looking fresh and attractive over the years. Our aim is to ensure the final result lives up to the customers’ expectations and that it is something they will admire for years to come.


Our Factory

To find out more about what is required after the initial skinning of the animal please go to our skin preparation page where you will find out how to ensure the raw skin arrives to us in the best condition possible.

We also process skins ourselves and offer them as individual skins well as manufactured skin products for purchase. Please see our Skins for sale page.

Hi Adam, Thanks a lot. I bought fur and leather from all over the world for this film ( the Hobbit). The skins you sourced and tanned for us were consistently and by far the best. I will be in touch again. Thanks again Emily, Costume buyer, June 2012

Animal skins are very popular with interior design and add that extra wow factor in many homes and businesses throughout New Zealand. We see it as using the whole animal in a sustainable way and one that captures our sense of closeness with the environment we live in here in New Zealand.

Cowhide Rugs

Cow hides have many uses such as floor rugs, wall hangings, furniture throws and ottomans. Cow skins are most popular as a floor mat or rug. They look great on polished concrete, tiles or wooden floors. Have a look at our photo gallery to see examples of these.

Calf skin cushions

Calf hides make great cushions or small throws, mats or rugs for your floor or over a chair. Black and white calf cushions seem to be very popular. We endeavor to have different variations in brown/white or tan/white as well as black/white. Obviously these skins can only be sourced at calving time in August every year so keep an eye on what we have available.

Sheepskin Rugs

We offer natural white or colored sheep skin rugs and mats for sale. These skins are all individual in color and wool texture and look great beside your bed or on a chair.

Possum Skins

Possum pelts make great throws, bedspreads and cushions. We make these to order. If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury look no further than a possum bedspread. You are also helping in the reduction of New Zealand’s number one pest!!


Want To Send Us A Skin?

Follow these 3 easy steps

1.      Get the skin into a bag as soon as possible once it is off the animal. For more details see “Skin preparation”
2.     Once frozen, forward it to us. Double bag the skin to ensure it doesn’t leak on transit. Depending on the size of the skin either place it in a courier bag for 1-2 days delivery or place in a cardboard box packed with newspaper and send via a freight company. If you prefer to drop it off to us this can be done by taking it to the tannery directly at 118 Crinan st, Invercargill Mon-Fri 8.0am - 4.30pm. If you cannot get there between these hours you can by appt drop them off at 177 Lorn st, Invercargill. For more details see “Freight Options”  
3.      Include all your contact details inside the package so we know who the skin belongs to and to ensure we can contact you when the skin is completed. For more details see “Tanning Prices”  
Freight Options

Sending us a skin? check the freight options


Hi Adam, Received the deer skin today and really stoked on how it turned out. First time I’ve ever gotten a skin done and you’ve exceeded my expectations. Also really appreciate the service you’ve provided throughout the whole process.

Cheers Kieran W

March 2019

I am absolutely lost for words. Wow, wow, wow he looks stunning and super pleased and impressed with your service. He has come back way better than I could ever have imagined. I will have another one that for sure will be winging his way to you next year. A very happy person. (cow hide)

Kind regards

Clare Boyles, October 2018

Very happy with what you did, beautiful black sheen on the jet black hair.(goats)
Thank you for the professional service you give to the customer and the skins.

Kind regards,
Murray Brereton, May 2018

Received the skins, tacked the 2 bulls on the wall above a Bull Thar mount, got the Nanny on my table with a Euro Bull and Nanny head on top of her. Everyone that has seen the skins all ask where they got done as they are best they have seen couple of guys all they wanted to do was head back down south and get some skins and are kicking themselves for leaving previous skins on the mountain. No doubt you’ll be getting more skins sent down from me in the future.

Cheers Blair Stonell
January 2018

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