5:01 pm on Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Wool has many benefits, but some of the best benefits are when you sleep on wool bedding. Since we spend so much time sleeping, it makes sense to invest in items that can help us sleep better. Here is a list of some of those amazing benefits.
- There have been studies done that show your heart rate lowers when you sleep on wool as compared to synthetic materials, which results in a deeper sleep. It breathes better than synthetics and helps to increase periods of deep rem sleep.
- Wool is therapeutic as it can help prevent bed sores and provides great comfort for anyone who spends a long time in bed.
- Wool is an amazing insulator as its warm in the winter and cool in the summer, because it breathes with your skin. This helps regulate your body temperature all year long.
- Due to wool’s natural springiness it provides excellent support to help relieve pressure points and muscle aches. Also, people who suffer from fibromyalgia, arthritis and rheumatism can get relief due to the natural cushioned softness from wool.
- An added benefit of wool is that it is naturally very flame resistant so it helps to provide a safer sleep. It is also used in mattresses to have them meet fire safety codes without using toxic chemical flame retardants.
- Wool is naturally hypoallergenic which lets people with chemical sensitivities sleep without suffering if the wool is untreated.
- Dust-mite allergens are a leading trigger for asthma attacks, but dust mites need moisture to survive, and since wool is excellent at wicking away moisture, they don’t like wool. Other types of bedding, such as down, feathers, or synthetic materials are more of a haven for dust mites.
Sleep is a huge part of our lives and crucial for good health, so it is very important to get a great nights sleep. Let wool be nature’s natural answer to help give you the perfect sleep.
2:50 pm on Thursday, April 16th, 2015
World War one & two had a large and important influence on sheepskin flight jackets. We will explore some of this rich history and the impact it had on these jackets. In world war one most airplanes did not have an enclosed cockpit, so the pilots needed to wear something to keep them warm. World war two saw planes flying at even higher altitudes which caused cockpit temperatures to be even colder, so the need for a thick, warm flight jacket was essential equipment.
The U.S army had established the Aviation Clothing Board in 1917 and began distributing heavy duty leather flight jackets to help keep the pilots warm. These jackets came with high wraparound collars, zipper closures with wind flaps, snug cuffs and waists and some were trimmed and lined with fur.
The best known and most historical flight jackets in the United States are the A-2 and G1 jackets. In addition to these jackets, shearling jackets were recognized for being the warmest flight jackets. A shearling coat kept Lt. John A Macready warm enough to set a world record in April 1921 when he reached an altitude of 40,000 feet in his open cockpit style plane.
Today flight jackets are usually associated with the MA-1. These coats have become very popular worldwide as they are very warm and comfortable. In North America they also known as bomber jackets, in particular in the colder areas.
Flight jackets that were born out of the need to keep early pilots warm, have become a worldwide fashion staple that keeps people warm and stylish.
2:48 pm on Thursday, March 26th, 2015
- The most widely known sheep product is wool , which is used in many different types of clothing. It’s also used to make carpets and other diverse products, such as being used to fill mattresses and create tennis ball covers.
- Lanolin or wool wax, is a byproduct of wool. Lanolin is used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, as well it is used in making tape, printing inks and motor oils. Almost all beauty aids such as lipsticks, mascara and shampoos contain lanolin.
- Sheep cheese is used to make some of the world’s most famous cheeses . Cheeses such as Rogquefort, Feta and Ricotta are made using sheep’s milk. Sheep’s milk is also used to make yogurt, butter and ice cream.
- The skins from the sheep are used to create high quality leather. Also, sheepskin is commonly used to make the chamois cloth that is used for car washing.
- Persian lambskin is often used in fur coats and in fur trimmed accessories.
- Alternative uses for wool are increasing. For example, bricks reinforced with wool are stronger and less toxic than traditional bricks.
- Wool is being used for science and technology as the wool proteins are being used to create new wound dressings, bone graft implants and medical sutures.
As you have just read, you can see just how versatile sheep are and how they are used for so many items. So when you next wear your wool sweater, remember how amazing sheep really are!
4:01 pm on Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Winter may be cold and uncomfortable, but due to the marvels of sheepskin, you can take the bite out of winter’s cold with various sheepskin clothing accessories. Sheepskin is breathable and very warm, making it the perfect fiber for staying warm all winter. Here are some sheepskin fashion ideas to help you tackle winter’s cold.
- Sheepskin coats are a great choice to help keep out winter’s biting cold. They are stylish and are very warm due to the combination of the sheepskin exterior and wool interior.
- Sheepskin gloves are the perfect accessory to go with your coat, as they are stylish but very functional. These gloves are naturally breathable which keeps your hands warm, without sweating.
- Sheepskin hats are a needed option, due to the heat loss that occurs from having your head exposed to the cold. Once again, due to the marvels of wool’s breathable and moisture absorption abilities, your hat will keep you dry and warm.
- Stay warm around the house with sheepskin slippers as they are very warm and cozy. Also, due to wool’s amazing properties, these slippers will keep your feet dry and help to reduce foot odor. An added bonus to sheepskin slippers is that they have anti-bacterial qualities which helps to heal foot sores.
- For the final touch, get some sheepskin boots, as they will keep your feet warm and dry. Wool is excellent at moisture absorption, so this will prevent sweat build up in your boots.
Now you can get out and enjoy winter in warmth and comfort, knowing that these fashion accessories will protect you all winter.
3:31 pm on Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Sheepskin is a very trendy and fashionable item to help you stay stylish and keep you warm all winter long. However, sheepskin has many other unique and interesting facts that make it an important industry. Here is a list of some facts about sheepskin and wool.
- Sheep are produced in all 50 U.S. states, with the highest sheep producing states being west of the Mississippi river. This is where the larger ranches are located.
- Wool is the world’s leading natural animal fiber.
- Texas had the largest number of lambs as of January 1, 2014 at 740,000
- U.S. sheep farmers produce a dual purpose animal that is valued for both its meat and wool.
- The top 5 wool producing countries are: Australia, China, New Zealand, Russia and Argentina.
- Some interesting uses of wool are: can be used to make insulation, hand made rugs, tennis balls, bedding products and cleanup pads for oil and chemical spills.
- Wool is a very fire resistant fiber due to its very high ignition temperature point of 570 – 600 degrees Celsius. Also there are other unique properties of wool that create fire resistance, such as its high nitrogen and water content, and its self extinguishing properties.
- The 2010 U.S. economic impact of lamb and wool, various meat and sheep cheese was $786 million.
- Sheep’s milk is very nutritious and is richer in vitamins A, B and E, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium than cow’s milk.
- In 2011 there were 1.04 billion head of sheep in the world.
Now you know more about this industry and have some amazing facts about sheepskin and wool.
4:35 pm on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Wool is a very amazing natural fiber that can be used for so many purposes. Most people are aware of how its used for various clothing items, but its use goes well beyond just clothing. Lets take a look at some of these very unique uses:
- Wool is an ideal natural mulch for your trees or shrubs. It is porous and cooling for plants, yet is resistant to weeds.
- Audio insulation in amplifiers and speakers can be done with wool. This is due to its great ability to reduce sound transfer, vibrations and its natural heat resistance.
- Sheepskin wool can used for dog beds, as they find them cozy and are amazing at absorbing moisture. This will dramatically reduce odor causing bacteria.
- Due to wool’s strong fire resistance, it makes a perfect material for lamp shades, which helps to keep your home safer from fire.
- Wool can be used for a wide variety of medical uses. It can be used for medical grade sheepskin pads to help prevent bed sores, and used to protect feet from friction.
- Bricks reinforced with wool and seaweed are less toxic and stronger than regular bricks.
- Wool is very useful when oil spills occur. Pads made with wool are used to help soak up the oil.
There are many more products made as well, such as tennis ball covers, pool table baize and hanging basket liners. So go out and get your wool products, as they are natural and better for you.
10:11 pm on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Wool is a natural fiber that has some very unique properties, which makes it an amazing natural fiber. Wool is used in making many clothing items. Boots, gloves, hats and slippers are just some of the items made with wool. This fiber has such incredible properties that it warrants a list to showcase all its amazing benefits.
- Wool is resistant to fire due to its high inflammation point. Also, the fiber contains high levels of moisture which helps to self extinguish the fire. This makes it a very safe natural fiber to have in your home.
- It helps to regulate your body temperature to keep you warm in winter or cool in the summer.
- Breathability is one of the strongest benefits of wool. It can absorb your body moisture and release it back into the air, keeping you dry and comfortable.
- Wool makes a great investment since it tends outlast synthetic fibers. Wool will resist snagging and breaking which makes it an extremely durable fiber.
- Get a better sleep, when you sleep on or under wool. This seems to be due to its unique temperature regulating and moisture absorption abilities, plus the texture of wool. This is why sheepskin blankets are popular as they give you a great sleep and look amazing.
- Wool is more comfortable than other fibers due to its elasticity. This is due to its natural crimp which allows it to bend and then spring back into place.
- Water resistance is another important benefit, which makes it perfect for outdoor wear.
Now you know some of the astounding qualities of wool and how it can enhance your life with comfort and practical benefits.
7:54 pm on Monday, June 9th, 2014
British photographer John Rankin, was one of many fashion experts to be infatuated by this sheepskin creation from Kingston University Student Lauren Lake.
During Graduate Fashion Week, Rankin — famous for photographing the Queen, Madoanna, and Kate Moss — sent his top assistant Trisha Ward to capture this image of her reversible pink sheepskin coat.
12:00 pm on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
The great thing about a sheepskin rug is that it can be used in so many ways. One of our favorite looks is to have it draped over a chair. It makes it that much comfier to relax on while reading a book or sipping on a cup of tea. And it truly brings a new level of chic into the room.
We love the way the sheepskin looks thrown over a round, basket-like chair like in the photos below. Why not try out this look in your home.
12:32 pm on Monday, April 28th, 2014
Among the variety of decor trends, one common element that will never take away from the overall look of a room is a sheepskin rug. If anything, a good sheepskin rug can pull the entire vibe together.
In this industrial style home, the Four Pelt Sheepskin Rug beside the bed really is the missing piece to the puzzle. With the stormy yet soft cloud mural in the background, the pillow-like textures of the sheepskin rug resemble the downy appearance of the clouds seen behind it.
Try adding a sheepskin rug beside your bed too add a dreamy feel to your room.
11:54 am on Monday, March 24th, 2014
This Hollywood Hills home to actress Katie Tarses and TV writer and producer Matt Tarses, is not only a Spanish-style sanctuary, but it’s actually centered around a huge solarium.
Not only is the structure stunning, but the eclectic accents seen throughout the house have a luxurious yet boho vibe to the decor.
Sheepskin rugs are scattered from room to room, showing us just how easy it is to add a dash of sheepskin anywhere in your home.
12:29 pm on Monday, February 24th, 2014
In Torres del Paine, Chile, you will find the Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa with its most exquisite architecture and sheepskin decor.
This world famous hotel offers unique relaxation in these hanging pod like chairs draped with sheepskin.
With a lake and mountain view, all rooms are decorated with authentic Patagonian and Sheepskin details, giving the rooms warmth and coziness.
The hotels palette of wood, leather and wool seem soothing and ooze extreme comfort–it really is simple luxury at its finest.
12:00 pm on Monday, February 17th, 2014
Throw a sheepskin rug on top of your bed for a fab and unique look. Our rugs have a Durable Leather Underside with Sheep Fur Topside, making them versatile from a floor rug to a blanket.
12:38 pm on Monday, February 10th, 2014
In the spirit of the Sochi Olympics–whether you’ll be watching from home, enjoying from the sidelines in Russia, or just feeling festive–we thought, what better way to participate than to wear a Russian style Sheepskin Hat!
While Russian hat styling is famous worldwide, the Russian Cossack and Ushanka hats are among two of the most popular.
Russian Cossack hat styling has been seen worn by various Cossack hosts since the 13th century, who have inhabited the areas known now as the Ukraine and Russia. The hat is also associated with the military and their strict hierarchy.
Check out our authoritative Mouton Sheepskin Russian Cossack Hat.
The Russian Ushanka hat is also known as a Trooper hat. The trademark ear flaps can be tied up to the crown of the hat, around the back of the hat, or under the chin. This Russian hat style was designed for military use, and worn by soldiers of the Scandinavian, Russian, and German army’s to protect themselves from the cold northern climate.
Try our Yukon Russian Ushanka Hat on for size. It is sure to keep you warm out in the cold.
And for a completely different look with that same Russian Ushanka Trooper hat styling, take a look at our Frosted Brown Shearling Sheepskin Russian Hat. The smooth napa leather finish is attractive and durable.
Rest assured you won’t be limited to just those three exquisite Russian inspired designs, take a look at all of our Sheepskin Hats to find your perfect style!
7:46 pm on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
What better way to add a touch of elegance to a classic bathroom, than with a beautiful and crisp white sheepskin rug. Try adding a sheepskin pelt on top of a bench or stool to load up with your essential bathing accessories. Not only will it help serve great purpose, but it will also keep things chic.
Without the accent of the sheepskin rug, the soaking tub would most definitely be the main focal point for this room–but of course, the sheepskin rug does it again, and steals all the attention.