Sheepskin: The "Natural" Choice
Real sheepskin is a completely natural and renewable product. Shearling wool is Nature's finest insulator. It is soft and supple, warmer than down and more durable than cloth.
The REAL DEAL
Do not be fooled by the synthetics. Synthetic sheepskin materials ARE NOT real sheepskin and DO NOT provide the benefits of real sheepskin.
Shearling, Sheepskin and Wool
REAL sheepskin is the hide of a sheep with its fur [or wool] still attached. Shearling is a term used for a
sheepskin hide that has been processed in a specific way. A "shearling" sheepskin hide has had the fur of the sheep sheared [or cut] to a specific, uniform length with the hide side processed in one of
several ways: buffed to a soft suede or processed into a nappa or leather finish.
Unparalleled Comfort & Protection
For centuries, people have looked to sheepskin for warmth and comfort. Durable, wind & waterproof,
sheepskin has been used in nearly any application where comfort and protection were needed.
Pure and Simple
For centuries, sheep farmers and country folk have known that no natural or man-made fiber possesses
the virtues of 100% sheepskin. As a completely natural product, it is one of nature's softest fibers. The unique combination of leather skin on one side and wool fur on the other lends it remarkable properties.
Cool in Summer and Warm in the Winter
Sheepskin wool is far superior to synthetic fibers in the way it handles fluctuating body temperature and moisture. Because the fibers of the wool breathe, they create a free flow of air between the body
and the sheepskin fibers, acting like a natural thermostat to regulate body temperature. The unique hollow fibers of wool can absorb up to 30% of their own weight in moisture without feeling wet, keeping
the body perfectly dry regardless of the weather.
Sheepskin: The Superior Choice
Sheepskin is the perfect and a superior material choice for pet products because it stands up to the
rigorous demands of pets with ease. Luxuriously comfortable and warm, sheepskin is, paradoxically, one of the coolest materials available. Soft, yet resilient, it can withstand the toughest treatment and still
bounce back. Impossible to copy synthetically, sheepskin and its wool fibers offer an astounding list of natural qualities.
#1 – Sheepskin is organic
Sheepskin is a pure organic product, unlike any other fiber in the world. Sheepskin will return, in time, to
its constituent elements.
#2 – Sheepskin is a recycled byproduct
A sheepskin pelt is only one of many byproducts of the sheep farming industry. This byproduct of the
food and wool industry is tanned and used in many wonderful ways rather than being discarded. At the end of a sheep's life, nothing is wasted. The whole animal is used, including bones and hooves. Its
value as both a food source and a production material is therefore both aesthetic and ecological.
#3 – Sheepskin is naturally resistant to soil & dirt
Wool has a natural resistance to staining because each fiber is covered by a thin membrane that acts as a repellant and prevents water from penetrating the surface of the wool fiber. If you were to look at
a wool fiber under a microscope, you would see that its surface is made up of overlapping scales, much like a roof. These scales trap soil and dirt at the top of the fiber, near the surface. It is then easily and
quickly released when shaken, vacuumed or washed.
#4 – Sheepskin is naturally flame-retardant
The high moisture and protein content of wool fibers gives the material an excellent natural flame
resistance. Wool fibers will not support combustion and are difficult to ignite. In addition, they are self-extinguishable when the flame source is removed.
The Health Benefits of Sheepskin
#1 - The Natural Thermostat
Thousands of years of evolution have created wool fleece that completely protects sheep from the
constant buffeting of freezing cold windy nights and intense daytime heat. Wool fibers actually "breathe" and have an inherent ability to act as a natural thermostat that regulate body temperature.
Today, wool remains far superior to synthetic fibers because of the unique way in which it handles both temperature and moisture.
#2 - The Ultimate in Softness and Support – Naturally Orthopedic
Nothing soothes the body and reduces body fatigue like sheepskin. Sheepskin's naturally crimped fibers form a springy, cushioned support that cradles your pet's body, relieving pressure points, muscle aches
and pain. Scientists have attributed this to the fact that each wool hair, or fiber, contains a three-dimensional spiraling crimp that acts like a miniature spring. This unique fiber structure is what
makes a pet bed created out of sheepskin outperform other pet beds made from synthetic fibers.
#3 - Hospitals have used sheepskin for years to enhance their patient's comfort
Sheepskin can help to soothe the discomforts caused by canine arthritis, hip displacement, slipped disks, stiffness, and other ailments. Sheepskin is the natural sleeping aid for a better night's rest and an
excellent source of comfort for our pets.
- Sheepskin's natural wicking action draws moisture away from the skin preventing the conditions that allow bacteria to thrive.
- Sheepskin remains dry, offering relief from dampness and preventing aches that are caused by damp surroundings.
- Sheepskin provides a soft cushioning layer of comfort between sensitive skin and unyielding surfaces.
- Sheepskin retains heat, promoting blood circulation and relieving the pressure areas that often trouble older, injured or sick pets.