When the military need sheepskin, they use sheepskin

WW2 flying jacket

For most of our customers, I suspect most people, standard luxury is probably better than much of the stuff at the “high end”, and definitely better than no luxury at all! I say this because as you go up in price flavours can become more of an acquired taste. Specific and developed in one particular area, … Read more

What Happens If You Wash A Sheepskin At 60 Degrees Celsius?

close up of lightly felted sheepskin after 60 degree wash

Can you wash a sheepskin at 60 degrees Celsius? (140 Fahrenheit) Can you wash a sheepskin at 60 degrees?. Will a sheepskin survive a very hot wash? A customer emailed in to see if sheepskins can be washed at 60 degrees Celsius. Her local dust mites had proven to be awful house guests and had … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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