Sheepskin is an amazing thing. It looks beautiful, feels soft, has health benefits and is even safe to use for people with sensitive skin.
Sheepskin fleece is naturally resistant to the growth of mould, dust mites, and bed bugs. It’s natural wicking properties, draw moisture away from the skin, preventing bacteria from thriving. The wool contains a substance called lanolin which is like a waterproofing property that aids sheep in shedding water from their coats. Lanolin oil is known as an emollient, which means it helps soothe dry or dehydrated skin. This emollient is derived from the sheeps wool and is a common ingredient in lip products (balms, sticks, glosses), as well as hair products. It's used to soften and moisturize. Fleeces also have the fantastic ability to absorb moisture without actually feeling wet.
Using a sheepskin can providing support for pressure points and achy limbs, regulating your body temperature and improving circulation. The wool fibres have a naturally crimped appearance that form a cushioning support and acts like a miniature spring.
Sheepskin also has temperature regulating properties in wool which helps to reduce heat when it’s too hot, and increase heat when it’s too cold. This is very beneficial to people who have to spend a long time sitting or lying down.
We only use British Sheepskin that is Eco tanned for our products. The tanning process is done by a British family that has over 30 years of experience. Although we call them sheepskin they are actually lambskin. The reason for this was explained to me by one of the tannery managers as "you wouldn't want a tough old boot when a nice soft one would be much better". So lambskin it is and they are beautifully soft and fluffy.
Check out our Embroidered Sheepskin Range.