How Sheepskins are Produced Our Sheepskins. Dartmoor sheepskins are produced in one of the oldest tanneries in England. Here is a video showing the process which has been performed on Dartmoor for hundreds of years.
It’s halfway through the school holidays and my son has taken to calling me Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. As such it’s somewhat of a comfort to think the school holidays are nearly half over. I’m just a glass nearly half full kinda guy. But it does make me reflect that he’ll be my little boy for a relatively … Read more The Top 5 Ladies Sheepskin Slippers available in the UK right now
Everyone knows sheepskin is sexy, but how do you deal with the aftermath? Kids are hard work, no one would deny it. And before they even arrive you get told all sorts of things you should have prepared; the cot, the nursery, the specialist bum wiping aids. It just goes on. If all goes well … Read more Everyone knows sheepskins are sexy, but how do you deal with the aftermath?
Seriously, there’s a reason Ugg boots were made, and the clue is in the wool. Sheep wool contains lanolin, which is corrosive to leather, Australian shearers have been wearing sheepskin boots since the 1920’s. The term ‘ugg’ is in generic use in Australia and simply means sheepskin boots, in fact it was only in the 1980’s … Read more There’s a reason Australian sheep ranchers invented Ugg boots, and it wasn’t because they wanted to look like trendy white girls
I do like surprises; one which delights me is the cooling properties of sheepskin. In the heat of the summer some of the wisest professional drivers will be sitting on sheepskin. And some of the happiest babies will be sleeping on them. The fleece of sheepskin has excellent insulating properties and it is also resistant … Read more Want to keep your baby cool in the heat of summer? Use Sheepskin.
How old are sheepskins, in terms of human history, how did we get to where we are today? Sheepskins get just one mention in the Bible, and not a terribly nice mention at that: They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about … Read more Making Sheepskins – the second oldest profession in the world
Here at Dartmoor Sheepskins we feel that life is for living, and as such you may well find yourself needing to clean your well-used sheepskin. This is a quick guide on how to wash a sheepskin. We often get asked how to wash a sheepskins, is it even possible? The good news is that you can … Read more Instructions for washing sheepskins
When our daughter was no bigger than a scan photo we bought our first sheepskin. We went from the hospital directly to get a pure cream medium length sheepskin for our unborn baby to sleep on. The luxury of sheepskin has always made me feel safe, it’s always been reassuring to me. After a hard … Read more Why do we sell sheepskins?