The closest thing you'll ever own to a Bronze Age fur.

The Past Holds a key to a Sustainable Future

Without sheep and sheepskins Britain would have been almost uninhabitable to Neolithic Man. Modern sheepskins are just as good - but can be machine washed and dried.

How Many Sheep Does it Take to Make a Sheepskin?

We eat millions of sheep each year, It follows that we ought to use lots of sheepskin, right?
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Authentic Recreations of Ancient Skins

For rugged outdoor use look no further than a native British breed, a Jacob can be striking with well defined black patches against white, with softer hair in many cases than a Herdwick, they are a premium option, a large luxurious sheepskin. 

Herdwicks are a phenomenal sheep, one of the first to populate the British Isles and very hardy. For outdoor events and camping go for a Herdwick sheepskin, with plenty of bulk and a courser outer hair profile they will serve you at any time of year. The slightly courser hair is comfortable and the skins are large – glorious for a night under the stars. 

Shetland sheep are smaller and as such their sheepskin is compact, offering a compromise between luxury and rucksack space. You get every bit of depth in a smaller footprint. The same great “shake it off” ability with the local climate is evidenced in the Shetland, and a dry head rewards the camper who made room for one of these authentic British rare breed skins.

There is a reason ancient Britons used sheepskin, modern scientific methods help us understand how sheepskin handles wet British weather. [tldr: sheepskin handles the weather like it evolved for it]

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