How Darren Roughed-Up His “Too Perfect” Home Design.

As the weeks wore on the beautiful clean lines, the thin steel banisters and hyper-polished concrete floor (even the kitchen worktops are made of concrete – poured into a mould in the basement and ground and polished on-site), seemed cold and left nowhere for the eye to rest. The underfloor heating elements work very well but the place lacked real warmth.

How Do Sheep Cope With The Equivalent of 40 Jumpers On And What Happens When It Rains?

shetland sheepskin hung on a gate

How Do Sheep Cope With First, the space between the hairs slows air movement. Dramatically. One might be tempted to say sheepskin “traps” the warm air, but in realty the fleece will breath air like a sponge will breathe water – that’s to say it will “breath” – but only when outside atmospheric pressure differs … Read more

Science shows how sheep fleece works and man-made fibers can’t get close.

Pair of herdwick sheep

Science shows the functionality of a sheep fleece Man-made fibers can’t get close. Herdwick are hardy from birth and native to the rugged fell mountains of the Lake District. It rains in the here, almost all the time.  Whilst the Lake District might conjure up images of Windermere bound coaches stuffed with wheeled luggage, and passengers … Read more

Nothing Lasts Forever (and neither should it).

Everything we supply can be composted. Not only the bags and boxes, but literally everything. We are chuffed to beans to be able to announce that all our products now come with free shipping to the UK. This keeps things simple, but more significantly all our packaging is now just as natural as the products … Read more

The Science of Sheepskin

Modern high performance sheepskin combines the exothermic properties of wool with the hydroscopic quality of each individual wool fiber. The resultant fabric is as strong as leather, can absorb upto 30% of its own weight in water and can be washed and dried like a quality pair of jeans. Man made fabrics can’t absorb water … Read more