Baa Baby Sheepskin Glossary

Confused by sheepskin terms? Let us help ewe out with our sheepskin glossary

Merino Sheepskin 

A type of sheepskin from Merino sheep, loved for its ultra-fine, exquisitely soft wool. It sets a high standard for luxury warmth and comfort. You can feast your eyes on the cloud-like fluffiness of Merino sheep in this picture. All our Merino sheepskin is sourced from Australia and New Zealand. 

Single Fleece Design

Refers to sheepskin products that are made using only one piece of sheepskin fleece without any patchwork or seams. Embracing pure simplicity, this design is part of Baa Baby’s heartfelt commitment to minimising material use while maintaining the warmth, comfort, and longevity of our products.

Recycled Sheepskin

Breathing new life into existing sheepskin, our recycled sheepskin has been repurposed or reprocessed. Our commitment to sustainability is one of our key values at Baa Baby. Find out more about our sustainable practices

Jute shopper

A shopping bag made from jute, a natural and biodegradable fiber. It’s our preferred choice for packaging our sheepskin liners at Baa Baby, and a durable and eco-friendly alternative to plastic. They look lovely too, whether in your hand or hanging on a hook at home.

Eco-tanned sheepskin

Our eco-tanned sheepskin goes through a gentle tanning method using fewer harsh chemicals. This results in a lower environmental impact and a more natural product, perfect for cuddling up with.

Chrome-free sheepskin 

Sheepskin that has been tanned without the use of chrome, a toxic heavy metal. This process is less harmful to the environment and your little one. 

Biodegradable sheepskin

Sheepskin that can naturally decompose over time, reducing its environmental footprint. This process is a part of our commitment to sustainability.

Free-roaming flock 

Refers to sheep that are allowed to freely roam in their natural environment. This practice aligns with Baa Baby's values of ethical sourcing and animal welfare.

Vegetable Dye

A natural dye made from vegetables and other organic materials. It's a non-toxic and eco-friendly alternative to synthetic dyes.

Natural Sheepskin 

Whenever we talk about ‘natural sheepskin’, we mean sheepskin in its purest form - without any synthetic enhancements. We love it for its natural softness, warmth, and breathability.


The first shear of a sheep, typically around seven months old. The process is a routine part of the lamb's health care and doesn't harm them. Lambswool is loved for its exceptional softness, warmth, and hypoallergenic properties.


A natural, wax-like substance that comes from wool-bearing animals, like sheep. In the context of our sheepskin at Baa Baby, lanolin provides a soft and self-cleaning quality to the wool. 

Medical Grade Sheepskin 

An exceptional category of sheepskin. It provides exceptional pressure relief, natural breathability, and is perfect for the sensitive skin of babies. 

OEKO-TEX Standard

A globally recognised testing and certification system for textiles. Products certified under this standard (like many at Baa Baby) do not contain harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful. For more detailed information, check out our blog post: "What is the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certification?"