Luxury Playing Cards
Geoffrey Parker’s playing cards don’t get much more luxurious; our Luxury playing cards come in either Gold or Silver and are housed in one of our luxury leather boxes.
A perfect gift for those who have everything, or those who love cards. Add initials, a hand embossed message, initials or even a logo to give it a truly personal touch.
Geoffrey Parker Ethics Policy
At Geoffrey Parker, we are mindful that all our materials are ethically sourced. Using exotic skins such as Alligator comes with a great responsibility. We always ensure that all skins are obtained in accordance to the official guidelines and breeding programs, thus ensuring harvesting is not detrimental to the species.
These captive breeding programs which are governed by CITES regulations have seen a huge growth in Alligator populations since the 1970’s when they were almost extinct. There are now over 200 Alligator farms in the US operating within this controlled edict.
It’s important to note that if Alligators are allowed to overpopulate, due to their territorial habits, biologists & conservations warn they will often turn to cannibalism. In addition to the harvesting of skins, Alligator meat is now also consumed.
All of our skins are tagged with CITES documents which note that they are ethically sourced.
As for Shagreen (or Stingray), this is fished in the Far East and is more plentiful than Salmon & Cod. Within this region, it has been a predominant source of food for human consumption for over 2,000 years. The skins, like cow hides, are a by-product of this industry which in deemed NON-CITES.