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About Sheepskin

What is sheepskin?

Sheepskin is the hide of a sheep, sometimes interchanged with lambskin even if it doesn’t come from a lamb. Unlike leather, sheepskin is tanned with the fleece intact, as in a pelt. Sheepskin is mostly used to produce soft wool-lined clothing or coverings such as coat and shoe linings, gloves and hats, seat covers, rugs and pads, and more.

Is genuine sheepskin durable?

Yes! Sheepskin is highly durable, but it still need to be properly cared for. To prolong the life of your sheepskin products, keep them at room temperature with moderate humidity to prevent the natural oils in the skin from drying out. A professional cleaning is required each year for the fur side. However, because of the type of finish, be careful cleaning the leather side of the sheepskin; improper cleaning methods can lead to permanent spots or stains.

Is genuine sheepskin flame resistant?

Yes! Sheepskin means natural wool on skin. Because of its naturally high nitrogen and water content, wool requires more oxygen than is available in the air to become flammable. It is accordingly an excellent fiber when it comes to fire safety. When it burns, it does not melt, drip or stick to the skin. Furthermore, wool produces less smoke and toxic gas than synthetic fibers because of its cross-linked cell membrane structure.

Is sheepskin waterproof?

Most sheepskin products are not waterproof. However, they are naturally water resistant, which means they can tolerate small amounts of rain and snow without suffering severe damage. Wool fibers possess sturdy, water-repellant layers that protect the fiber’s core against moisture. The core of each wool fiber can absorb 30% of its weight in moisture vapor without getting damp. So with that humidity absorbed, and the external water repelled, sheepskin becomes a thermally regulating material.

Can I use sheepskin for my baby?

Only our Cozy Collection™ products are recommended for babies. All sheepskins for Cozy Collection™ are selected to avoid loosen wool that could be dangerous once swallowed by a baby. These skins are specially tanned to be washable frequently. It is important that consumers follow the advice of their local childcare professionals when choosing bedding or comforters for their babies. This advice will vary from country to country.

What is the benefit of eco-tanned sheepskin?

The fur-integrated product made by ecological tanning technology has the characteristics of high tear strength, full and firm skin and evenly full color. It’s also green and clean for the environment and our bodies. Eco tanned sheepskins have no chemical odor and the fleece remains soft and pleasing for years.

About Manufacture

How does the tanning process?

With an investment of 500 million CNY,the most advanced ECO-TAN tanning workshop has been built in our tannery in Henan Province of China, including 20 automatic ecological tanning production lines. Clean production has been introduced to manufacturing process, which greatly increases the volumn of vegetable tanning production. Through this huge tranformation,tannery finally achieves 70% of the total output of chrome-free tanning products and this number is growing. The reaserch and development of chrome-free tanning technology was another investment of
more than 62 million CNY, starting from 2007, under the guidance of Shaanxi University of Science and Technology.

What is chrome-free tanning?

The chrome-free ECO-TAN tanning does not use heavy metals such as chromium and lead which are harmful to the human body during the production process, as well as formic acid, PCP, APEO, and banned azo dyes. All the indicators have reached the highest sheep shears standards issued by the National Leather Standardization Technical Committee in China. After the implementation of the vegetable tantalum replacement chrome tanning project, the total chromium discharged from wastewater is greatly reduced, and significant environmental and economic benefits are achieved.

Is your production environmental-friendly?

In order to further promote clean production and reduce the total chromium content of heavy metals in wastewater, our tannery began to carry out chromium liquid recycling and chromium liquid treatment engineering transformation in 2011, with a total investment of 9 million CNY. The project upgraded the chrome tanning workshop by replacing 10 original 5-ton grooving machines with 10 12-ton inclined drums. It’s also equipped with automatic mixing and refilling system. Plus, the chromium collection, recycling and utilization system were improved. By the end of the completion of this project, the recycling rate of chromium-containing waste liquid reaches 90%, which greatly reduces the production of chromium liquid. After the treatment of chromium-containing wastewater, it fully meets the requirements of national and local emission standards. Not only it reduces the emission concentration of chromium into wastewater and sludge, but also contributes to the reduction of chromium sludge from hazardous solid waste.

What is the difference between ivory and white color?

Ivory is the natural color of sheepskin. It is not pure white but a creamy yellow hue. When it comes to the color of white, it must be bleached. But we don’t bleach sheepskins in the way that most fabrics are bleached. Bleaching is processed as minor as possible to protect the softness of wool and purity of skins. But please be awared that NO two skins are the same, not to mention different breeds. Colors may be slightly different within the same product lines, however, it will look differently in another products. Therefore, most updated samples are always recommended before massive order.

About Maintenance

How should I care and store my sheepskin?

Due to natural lanolin in the wool, genuine wool-on sheepskins tend to be self-cleaning. Daily airing will keep it fresh and help maintain its self-cleaning properties. But since dirt and stain is unavoidable, we have provided more information about caring, storing and cleaning. Please refer to CARE & MAINTENANCE.

Will dyed sheepskin fade in sunlight?

Like most of dyed fabrics, sheepskin will change color if placed in direct sunlight. Sheepskins do not have the degree of color fastness of some synthetic products so we recommend that you reduce the use of sheepskin products in the direct sunlight.

About Animals

Do you sacrifice sheep for their skins?

We only source sheepskin from sheep that were raised for food. Our sheepskins are primarily collected from Australia and New Zealand, some from USA, Europe and China. It’s a by-product of the meat industry and no animals are harmed specifically for use of the skins. We require suppliers to use humane animal treatment in order to prevent animal abuse and animal cruelty. We insist that NO sheep should be raised only for their skin!

Will I infringe upon the animal rights if I buy your product?

There is a big difference between animal welfare and animal rights. Animal welfare is the idea that animals should ideally be free from suffering and that the responsibility for this rests with human beings. Animal rights refers to the idea that animals have rights that are completely independent of humans and thus humans do not have the right to use animals as food and dairy products,for clothing or any other use. We strictly protect and ensure animal welfare as it largely acknowledges that animal use is acceptable as long as there is no avoidable suffering and every effort is made to keep the animals comfortable and healthy. However, we bring ourselves to respect the rights of others to make their own choices because we belive that no one would force a vegan to eat meat.

Do you use other animal hides other than sheepskin?

There are products made of cowhides, calfskins, goatskins and cattle hides. As always, animal welfare is our first concern and we only use animal hides that are a byproduct of another industry.

About Sheepskin

What is sheepskin?

Sheepskin is the hide of a sheep, sometimes interchanged with lambskin even if it doesn’t come from a lamb. Unlike leather, sheepskin is tanned with the fleece intact, as in a pelt. Sheepskin is mostly used to produce soft wool-lined clothing or coverings such as coat and shoe linings, gloves and hats, seat covers, rugs and pads, and more.

Is genuine sheepskin durable?

Yes! Sheepskin is highly durable, but it still need to be properly cared for. To prolong the life of your sheepskin products, keep them at room temperature with moderate humidity to prevent the natural oils in the skin from drying out. A professional cleaning is required each year for the fur side. However, because of the type of finish, be careful cleaning the leather side of the sheepskin; improper cleaning methods can lead to permanent spots or stains.

Is genuine sheepskin flame resistant?

Yes! Sheepskin means natural wool on skin. Because of its naturally high nitrogen and water content, wool requires more oxygen than is available in the air to become flammable. It is accordingly an excellent fiber when it comes to fire safety. When it burns, it does not melt, drip or stick to the skin. Furthermore, wool produces less smoke and toxic gas than synthetic fibers because of its cross-linked cell membrane structure.

Is sheepskin waterproof?

Most sheepskin products are not waterproof. However, they are naturally water resistant, which means they can tolerate small amounts of rain and snow without suffering severe damage. Wool fibers possess sturdy, water-repellant layers that protect the fiber’s core against moisture. The core of each wool fiber can absorb 30% of its weight in moisture vapor without getting damp. So with that humidity absorbed, and the external water repelled, sheepskin becomes a thermally regulating material.

Can I use sheepskin for my baby?

Only our Cozy Collection™ products are recommended for babies. All sheepskins for Cozy Collection™ are selected to avoid loosen wool that could be dangerous once swallowed by a baby. These skins are specially tanned to be washable frequently. It is important that consumers follow the advice of their local childcare professionals when choosing bedding or comforters for their babies. This advice will vary from country to country.

What is the benefit of eco-tanned sheepskin?

The fur-integrated product made by ecological tanning technology has the characteristics of high tear strength, full and firm skin and evenly full color. It’s also green and clean for the environment and our bodies. Eco tanned sheepskins have no chemical odor and the fleece remains soft and pleasing for years.

About Maintenance

How should I care and store my sheepskin?

Due to natural lanolin in the wool, genuine wool-on sheepskins tend to be self-cleaning. Daily airing will keep it fresh and help maintain its self-cleaning properties. But since dirt and stain is unavoidable, we have provided more information about caring, storing and cleaning. Please refer to CARE & MAINTENANCE.

Will dyed sheepskin fade in sunlight?

Like most of dyed fabrics, sheepskin will change color if placed in direct sunlight. Sheepskins do not have the degree of color fastness of some synthetic products so we recommend that you reduce the use of sheepskin products in the direct sunlight.

About Manufacture

How does the tanning process?

With an investment of 500 million CNY,the most advanced ECO-TAN tanning workshop has been built in our tannery in Henan Province of China, including 20 automatic ecological tanning production lines. Clean production has been introduced to manufacturing process, which greatly increases the volumn of vegetable tanning production. Through this huge tranformation,tannery finally achieves 70% of the total output of chrome-free tanning products and this number is growing. The reaserch and development of chrome-free tanning technology was another investment of
more than 62 million CNY, starting from 2007, under the guidance of Shaanxi University of Science and Technology.

What is chrome-free tanning?

The chrome-free ECO-TAN tanning does not use heavy metals such as chromium and lead which are harmful to the human body during the production process, as well as formic acid, PCP, APEO, and banned azo dyes. All the indicators have reached the highest sheep shears standards issued by the National Leather Standardization Technical Committee in China. After the implementation of the vegetable tantalum replacement chrome tanning project, the total chromium discharged from wastewater is greatly reduced, and significant environmental and economic benefits are achieved.

Is your production environmental-friendly?

In order to further promote clean production and reduce the total chromium content of heavy metals in wastewater, our tannery began to carry out chromium liquid recycling and chromium liquid treatment engineering transformation in 2011, with a total investment of 9 million CNY. The project upgraded the chrome tanning workshop by replacing 10 original 5-ton grooving machines with 10 12-ton inclined drums. It’s also equipped with automatic mixing and refilling system. Plus, the chromium collection, recycling and utilization system were improved. By the end of the completion of this project, the recycling rate of chromium-containing waste liquid reaches 90%, which greatly reduces the production of chromium liquid. After the treatment of chromium-containing wastewater, it fully meets the requirements of national and local emission standards. Not only it reduces the emission concentration of chromium into wastewater and sludge, but also contributes to the reduction of chromium sludge from hazardous solid waste.

What is the difference between ivory and white color?

Ivory is the natural color of sheepskin. It is not pure white but a creamy yellow hue. When it comes to the color of white, it must be bleached. But we don’t bleach sheepskins in the way that most fabrics are bleached. Bleaching is processed as minor as possible to protect the softness of wool and purity of skins. But please be awared that NO two skins are the same, not to mention different breeds. Colors may be slightly different within the same product lines, however, it will look differently in another products. Therefore, most updated samples are always recommended before massive order.

About Animals

Do you sacrifice sheep for their skins?

We only source sheepskin from sheep that were raised for food. Our sheepskins are primarily collected from Australia and New Zealand, some from USA, Europe and China. It’s a by-product of the meat industry and no animals are harmed specifically for use of the skins. We require suppliers to use humane animal treatment in order to prevent animal abuse and animal cruelty. We insist that NO sheep should be raised only for their skin!

Will I infringe upon the animal rights if I buy your product?

There is a big difference between animal welfare and animal rights. Animal welfare is the idea that animals should ideally be free from suffering and that the responsibility for this rests with human beings. Animal rights refers to the idea that animals have rights that are completely independent of humans and thus humans do not have the right to use animals as food and dairy products,for clothing or any other use. We strictly protect and ensure animal welfare as it largely acknowledges that animal use is acceptable as long as there is no avoidable suffering and every effort is made to keep the animals comfortable and healthy. However, we bring ourselves to respect the rights of others to make their own choices because we belive that no one would force a vegan to eat meat.

Do you use other animal hides other than sheepskin?

There are products made of cowhides, calfskins, goatskins and cattle hides. As always, animal welfare is our first concern and we only use animal hides that are a byproduct of another industry.