Put a luxurious sheepskin between you and life's hard, cold sharp, edges! These cozy, 100% natural and organic, unshorn sheepskins have been produced without dangerous chemicals at a family farm in Kelowna BC, and are protected by a donkey named Rene! The meat from the sheep is used to make sausages which are served at the family’s bed and breakfast. Unlike commercially produced sheepskin (which are totally toxic for the land, and full of chromium -yikes!), these skins contain only natural goodness. Each skin has been individually hand-washed, tanned (using no harsh acids), and finished. A soft luxurious pad for your baby, wheelchair, yoga, by the fire, or wherever you might need a comfortable cushion.
Important Warning about commercially produced sheepskins:We've been learning some extremely unsettling information regarding the toxicity of commercial sheepskin. Most commercial sheepskin, if not all, and including sheepskin from New Zealand and Australia, are processed with highly toxic chemicals including arsenic, antimony and chromium. Toxic sheepskins could possibly be linked to SIDS. These products should not be used for babies or worn against the skin at all.
Natural sheepskin however has been used for centuries not only because it is soft and warm, but also because there are lots of health benefits. Sheepskins keep the skin warm and dry while decreasing friction and the soft feel on the skin can reduce stress and induce relaxation. People confined to a bed, wheelchair or people with reduced mobility may find many benefits from using a sheepskin. Studies show that sheepskins can give relief from arthritis, backaches or aid in the prevention of bedsores. The plush wool pile 'cushions' the body's pressure points to give relief and general well being. Natural sheepskins should be washed by hand, not in the machine. Please scroll down for washing instructions.
A note about colour:
We are selling this product in "Natural", but occasionally get some in natural darker browns and blacks. Please contact us to see if we have any of these other colours available.