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

Competition time – Win a Dartmoor sheepskin! #WinADartmoorSheepskin

You could win a Dartmoor sheepskin by following us on Facebook and sharing our free competition! #WinADartmoorSheepskin. How to enter: Like our Page. Share our Post (use the hashtag #WinADartmoorSheepskin) Leave a Comment. To enter you need to do three things: Like our page, Share our competition post using the hashtag #WinADartmoorSheepskin and leave a … Read more Competition time – Win a Dartmoor sheepskin! #WinADartmoorSheepskin

5 Brilliant uses for a sheepskin (and 1 awful one that will make you wrinkle your nose).

Sheepskin receives a misplaced special worship when new. Folks treat it like it’s never been dragged through a hedge by a sheep. As though, just now, it has become sensitive to grass or soil. Yet as soon as the poor thing gets dirty folks will relegate a sheepskin to the Pet League. This said, when … Read more 5 Brilliant uses for a sheepskin (and 1 awful one that will make you wrinkle your nose).

Come home to a sheepskin, wherever you are.

Hard wearing and fully machine washable. Sheepskins are great to come home to wherever you are. British summer often to throws a wobbly and that’s why it’s good to know sheepskins are easy to clean. Long-haired types will pick up twigs and other woodland detritus, so save them for bedtime. Keep newer sheepskins on a … Read more Come home to a sheepskin, wherever you are.

Can sheepskins keep babies cool in the heat?

It seems counterintuitive, but many people claim that sheepskin can keep babies cool in the heat. It’s a claim that’s sort of true. Nothing will keep you cool like being well hydrated with appropriate shade, but for everything else there’s sheepskin. Can sheepskin lower a baby’s temperature? Of course not. But unlike any man made … Read more Can sheepskins keep babies cool in the heat?

Sheepskins for prams, are sheepskins cool on hot days?

Keep baby cool in summer on a sheepskin

Sheepskin differs from man made fibers in that they wick moisture away from the skin, trapping air as they do so. Both these effects help stabilise the temperature for young and old alike. For young babies you will want a sheepskin shorn fairly short, leaving no long hairs to get in the way. Another benefit … Read more Sheepskins for prams, are sheepskins cool on hot days?

How to choose the best sheepskin

British sheepskin has always been of world-class quality. Despite massive changes in the industry, we still lead on quality. Featured image by Ayse Rifat Most sheepskin in the UK is destroyed as a waste product of the meat industry, very few go through the tanning process (read more about the huge waste of sheepskins here). … Read more How to choose the best sheepskin

Like/Follow/Share for your chance to win a sheepskin for your Valentine*

Three people will #WinADartmoorSheepskin before Valentines Day – enter for free, read our (short) blog post with dead easy instructions… *Or dog, whatever. Enter our free giveaway and you could win Dartmoor Sheepskin just in time for St Valentine’s Day! Ways to enter: We have three lovely sheepskins to give away, and three easy ways … Read more Like/Follow/Share for your chance to win a sheepskin for your Valentine*

Exquisitely Patterned, Beautifully Unique

We thrive on beautiful, unique sheepskins. As a husband and wife team we can pick the perfect sheepskins. These are gorgeous items that will add luxury to your family home for generations.  Pretty patterns and soft durable hides Every trip to our tannery is exiting, although we know roughly what we want to get there … Read more Exquisitely Patterned, Beautifully Unique