There are close to 600,000 bison in the United States and Canada.
The American Buffalo Hair Industry will always have a limited
supply of hair collected each year not an unlimited supply.
Close to 60,000 bison are slaughtered each year in the United States and Canada for their meat. It is from these animals that the hair which was once wasted product is now a new industry.
There are by-products of the American buffalodown yarn industry
that are being researched and developed as the industry grows.
Some of the hair now is being used in felted hats.
The American Buffalo Hair Industry is a niche industry but a very
unique and exciting one.
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