Our Material: All Natural Sheepskin

sewing tools on wooden bench with sheepskin

All Natural Sheepskin has a long history…

Sheepskin has taken care of us as long as we’ve has been on earth. Now, that may sound like an adventurous statement, but it’s not at all unfounded. Wherever sheep have been raised, they’ve helped us survive. Records show that sheep and sheepskin have been with us for many thousands of years.

It not only keeps us warm in winter, it also cools us in warmer times.

Sheepskin insulates naturally, drawing perspiration away from the wearer and into the fibers. There, it traps between 30 and 36 percent of its own weight in moisture.

Sheepskin footwear – be they boots or shoes – provide the ultimate comfort, especially barefoot.  A sheepskin boot keeps your bare feet warm all the way down into the minus degrees in temperature.

Your feet will think it’s warm outside when you put them in a sheepskin boot in the coldest climates, yet they were popularized in the US on California beaches.

Sheepskin is a natural moisturizer due to the high content of lanolin in the wool. The lanolin also naturally kills bacteria, dust-mites, etc.

A sheepskin pelt used as a chair covering or a surface to lie on has been shown to be beneficial to those with diabetes, circulatory problems or feet swelling. The secret is the fibers – if you look closely, down deep, they are like tiny springs. If you lay a sheepskin pelt on a concrete floor and lay on it yourself, you’d never know it. It is a superb cushion and feels great.

All natural sheepskin breathes – allowing air to circulate, that’s how it keeps you cool when it’s hot yet, keeps heat when it’s cold. Put a pelt over your shoulder – wait a few seconds, then with your hand, feel the gentle warmth – it’s soothing and comfortable.

So, nature made the perfect shoe material.  Walking in a sheepskin boot or shoe is like walking on a cloud, be it winter, spring summer or fall.