Herdwick sheepskin can coordinate from a huge range of colours in a home design. But where these sheepskins come into their own is at festivals or on a boat. It’s worth noting that Dartmoor sheepskins are easily machine washable.
Herdwick are native to the English Lake District, they are tough sheep and take the weather from birth. The Herdwick fleece protects in three ways:
Firstly, each individual wool fiber is hydrophobic, it repels water and dries easily. Secondly, the physical structure of the fibers traps the air (and in the UK this mean moist air). Thirdly, the moisture in the air causes friction as it condenses on the (happily reluctant) wool fibers.
Sheepskin can absorb a huge amount of moisture, upto 30% of its own weight, but it only does so if the moisture gives up its own sweet vibration. The end result moderates the British weather in a way unmatched by any natural fabric ever invented.
Conveniently, you can tumble dry a sheepskin, which is handy in places like the Lake District.
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