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Naturally thermostatic, sheepskin won’t only keep your baby cosy in winter but will also keep them cool in summer. In the winter and cooler months, the sheepskin provides warmth as the fibres capture and retain heat created by the body. On warmer days, the wool allows a flow of air next to the body and absorbs moisture keeping your child feeling cool and comfortable.
Kind on sensitive skin, sheepskin has naturally occuring lanolin in the fleece which is a natural moisturiser, so helps sooth and comfort baby's skin. Our shorn hair lambskins from all our suppliers are medically tanned and all our long hair rugs are eco-tanned, meaning they are free from any harmful chemicals to keep baby safe.
Sheepskin is naturally self cleaning, lanolin is packed with self-cleaning properties if left to hang in the air. This makes it a natural dirt repellent and has anti-bacterial properties, reducing the need for harsh chemical cleaning products.
Helping baby sleep, offering extra comfort and support due to its breathable qualities and gentle textures. Dense wool fibres ensure that lambskins absorb pressure without flattening, and many parents have found that their babies manage to get more rest as a result!
Anti-bacterial qualities of sheepskin reduce instances of germs and illness and resist soiling, but further research in Germany has indicated that the microbes found in lambskin can also boost the immune system and reduce chances of developing asthma later in life.
Kaiser's lamb / sheepskins come mainly from Germany and other European countries. The sheep do not come from factory farming in stables, but live in herds with their shepherds on the pastures and are used to care for the dikes on the North Sea coast.
They pay very close attention to the fact that their suppliers adhere to European legislation and, for example, do not coupe the animals (removal of the tail) as is customary in Australia and New Zealand.
For a sustainable production chain, the lamb / sheepskins are tanned in their subsidiary in Poland and processed in Germany.
Sheep are farm animals; they have been bred for meat and milk production for many thousands of years. Even today they live freely in herds on large pastures. Sheep therefore do not have to die because of their fur: Millions of pelts that are produced each year are a natural by-product of meat production, which are further processed and refined.
Most of the skins are not processed as fur, but go into the leather industry. Only selected raw hides are suitable for processing high-quality lambskin / sheepskin products.
Washable at 30°C hand wash
Thanks to a special tanning process, the footmuff can be hand-washed at a water temperature of approx. 30 ° C. For the sake of simplicity, we recommend cleaning the footmuff.
The right detergent
Use a special fur detergent to clean your footmuff, as the fat is removed from the fur when it is washed. Lanolin has a moisturizing effect and keeps the leather supple.
Kneading the leather
The leather side contracts during the drying process. It is therefore very important that the two footmuff parts or the skin are kneaded and pulled into shape again and again during the drying phase. Also note that you should not dry skins over the heater or in the blazing sun. The fur side can be worked up with a special brush.
Please note: if it is lightly soiled, it is sufficient to brush the fur with a special lambskin brush.