Closing temporarily from Thursday 17th February

We're closing from Thursday 17th February 2022, last orders 5pm Wednesday 16th February.
Reopening with new stock in the coming months.

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Icelandic Sheepskin

Icelandic Sheep are one of the oldest, purest breeds of domestic sheep in the world. Their long-haired fleece is soft and lustrous, making it one of the most luxurious and sought-after sheepskins around.

History of the Icelandic breed
Icelandic sheep were brought to Iceland by the Vikings, so have been bred for a thousand years. Originally from northern Europe, the wool texture is the result of centuries of adaptation to the harsh Icelandic climate.

Icelandic sheep are born in the wild and roam freely in Iceland’s landscape. Despite adapting to keep out the harsh cold and rain, the fleece is surprisingly lightweight as air is trapped within the fibres.

Fleece texture
The Icelandic fleece is dual-coated fleece, meaning its made up of two layers, which gives the skin its striking appearance and beautiful feel.

The longer, outer coat (called tog) is water-resistant and used to protect the sheep from inclement weather. This long and silky layer has a fluffy texture and good lustre.

The softer, denser inner coat (called thel) makes the fleece extremely warming. It’s fine, shorter inner fibres feel incredibly soft and luxurious.Fleece colour
Icelandic sheepskins have some incredible colours and markings. The most dominant colour is all over white - like the ones we sell - but you can also get a range of browns, greys, blacks plus some apricot and fawn colourings. Some coats have dark roots with light tips, others have light roots with dark tips.

Best uses
Icelandic sheepskins instantly add an air of luxury to a room. Drape over an armchair or dining chair, or place on the floor by the side of the bed for your feet to sink into morning and night.


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