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Shepherd of Sweden

Shepherd of Sweden

Established in Sweden in 1982 Shepherd combine traditional craftsmanship and modern design with ethically sourced sheepskin. The result – from their slippers to clothes and home decorating – all have traces of something traditional, beautiful, stylish and new.

ADVANTAGES OF SHEEPSKIN

Sheepskins are electrical semiconductors, whereas synthetic materials behave as non-conductors. This property allows a natural exchange of static buildup on the skin or clothes. An electric spark will therefore not happen on synthetic materials. Absorbs sweat instantly and releases it to the air seven times faster than synthetic materials. Activates blood circulation and our immune system, and helps the body to relax and rejuvenate. Maintains a healthy, even temperature which has a vitalizing, relaxing effect on the entire body. Is gentle on your skin since it is made of similar building blocks as human skin. Helps to heal sensitive or irritated skin or rashes. Is self-regulating in terms of temperature, making it excellent for summer and winter. Has a self-heating effect and never feels cold, allowing the skin to breathe. Is dirt and bacteria resistant. It’s been known for centuries that natural sheepskin with lanolin has a self-cleaning effect if left to hang in fresh air. Sheepskin can also be chemically cleaned at your local drycleaner. COMFORT – Test a pair of sheepskin slippers without any socks on and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. The core of the wool fiber is made up of two types of cells that absorb different quantities of moisture so that one type swells more than the other, causing them to move in constant friction. This creates a mechanical, self-cleaning effect. Moisture on the surface of textiles promotes the growth of bacteria, but the outer layer of wool fiber stays relatively dry. The surface of the fiber is water repellant, which stunts bacteria growth and the resulting odors. Sheepskin is gentle to the skin since it contains lanolin, a lipid that is similar to that found in human skin.

PROPERTIES OF SHEEPSKIN AND LAMBSWOOL

Wool absorbs moisture. When the wool fiber absorbs moisture vapors, energy is produced so that the wool fiber does not feel damp, despite a water content of up to 35%. Wool garments help us to regulate our body temperature by absorbing moisture vapors. Wool’s moisture-wicking properties are what keep us cool so we do not sweat when we wear wool next to skin and its ability to retain moisture vapors makes lambswool easy to care for. Lambswool does not need to be washed often; usually it is sufficient to air in humid weather. The moisture vapors that pass through the garment remove dirt particles and odors. The leather is extremely resistant to dirt and it is often enough to give a good shake. It is the wool’s natural oil that makes it dirt resistant.

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