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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sheepskin Terminologies

Common Sheepskin Terminologies

Merino
Refers to the breed of sheep that is typically used for the production of sheepskin products.

Fleece Length
Refers to the length of the wool fiber on the sheepskin.

Crimp
Refers to the natural wave in a wool fiber that offers strength and resiliency to a sheepskin product.

Density
Refers to the number of wool fibers per square inch on a sheepskin pelt. Density requirements differ depending on the products being made.

Shearling
Refers to a high grade of sheepskin pelt commonly used for garments where the leather side is clear with out blemishes.

Slink
Refers to a high grade lamb skin pelt commonly used in garments. It is light weight, extremely pliable and rich in feel.

Long Wool Rug
Refers to a natural form sheepskin or lambskin pelt that has not been shorn and therefore has a wool length that can range from 2 inches to 4 inches.



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Friday, May 6, 2016


 

 

More Benefits of Sheepskin


Sheepskin has been used for comfort for thousands of years in nearly any applications where comfort and protection were key. With over 3000 fibers per square inch and each fiber designed like a tiny shock absorber. Sheepskin also has an unparalleled wicking ability that absorbs and dissipates moisture . Sheepskin will not give off an electrical charge. Synthetic seat covers are a 100% insulator of electrical energy. All natural sheepskin is a partial insulator providing you undisturbed release of static electricity created by the natural friction of your body and the environment.


  • Sheepskin is able to absorb sweat immediately and can submit it in to the air seven times faster than synthetics.
  • Sheepskin against the body activates the blood circulation and the immune system supporting the relaxation and regeneration of the body.
  • Sheepskin is gentle on your skin because it contains lanolin, a basic substance similar to that found in human skin.
  • Sheepskin helps heal sensitive or inflamed skin or rashes.
  • Sheepskin is dirt and bacteria resistant. It has been known for centuries that the lanolin in natural sheepskin provides it with a self cleaning quality when the sheepskin is hung in fresh air.
 

Studies show that babies easily settle into the warmth and natural bedding of sheepskin. Research has shown that lambskin provides a warm and safe environment and that babies cry less, sleep longer, gain weight faster and fall asleep more easily than infants not placed on a lambskin. Since natural wool absorbs up to a third of its own weight in moisture, it helps keep baby dry. Our lambskin will keep your baby cool in summer and warm in winter and it is perfect for infants everywhere

 
 

 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Auggie's Sheepskin Leather Goods and Gifts

 Spot Clean Your Rug 

 Refresh and Brighten


 1:  Lift the rug off the ground and gently shake it. Don’t be too vigorous, otherwise you could tear out the wool. This will remove trapped dust and dirt.

 2:  Vacuum your rug using a brush attachment to remove any remaining trapped particles.

 3:  Fill a spay bottle with 1/2 quart of water. Mix in 1 cap-full  of Cloud Nine Sheepskin Shampoo.  This will make a detergent that will refresh, replace lanolin, fight stains and reduce odor.        
                                                                                            



4:  Spray your sheepskin until damp. Then sponge or wipe with soft cloth. Don’t saturate the sponge; make sure it’s squeezed so it doesn’t drip. Too much water could cause the leather side to harden. If the stains don’t come out, leave it to dry and repeat the process.
 
                                                                                                                                           



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Cloud Nine Sheepskin Shampoo


 5:   Use a dry  towel to rub up as much  water as you can. Keep turning the towel to its driest part. (This will remove more and more dirt). Lightly brush the sheepskin, air dry out of direct sunlight and heat. After drying, then brush again.
Wire Brush Used For Sheepskin


Things You Will Need


Warnings

  • Never  wash sheepskin with  traditional washing liquid, washing powder or fabric softener. 
  • Try to avoid machine washing whenever possible. If machine washing is preferred, refer to the following post.



Machine Washing Your Sheepskin Rug
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Cleaning your Sheepskin is a lot like washing your own Hair, and then brushing it into shape.
  • Brush up the wool pile with a Wire Brush used for sheepskin and shake out the skin as needed or vacuum with attachment only.
  •   Use approved non-enzyme cleaner. We recommend using
  •   Cloud Nine Sheepskin Shampoo
  • For stubborn dirt, pre-soak item in sheepskin shampoo for 20 min (Woolite or laundry detergents ARE NOT RECOMMENDED)
  • Wash on a gentle cycle with lukewarm water (do not exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit). Then rinse thoroughly.
  •  Dry naturally away from heat. Flex skin while drying to soften the leather side, then brush to restore wool pile. Note that skin shrinkage of 8% to 10% may occur and is normal.
    Sheepskin is Dry-cleanable (A)(40) with either white spirits or perchlorethylene

         DO NOT EXPOSE RUGS TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT.
    THIS MAY RESULT IN COLOR CHANGE OR  FADING


    LONG WOOL, BLACK OR DARK COLORED PELTS, ITEMS TRIMMED OR LINED
    We DO NOT recommend machine washing pelts that have lined backs, dark colored pelts or items with trim, as color bleeding may occur.
    We recommend Dry-cleaning (A)(40) with white spirits or perchlorethylene.

    RELATED SEARCHES FOR CLEANING SHEEPSKIN RUG

    • Baby-care lambskin rugs have been especially selected to ensure that there are no loose fibers that could be swallowed and become a choking hazard for babies or toddlers. The hides are tanned so that they may be fully machine-washed and dried. Longer-fiber-ed sheepskin rugs are not recommended for use with babies and young children.



     (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE WASHING OR CLEANING RESULTS WITH ANY SHEEPSKIN PRODUCTS, SINCE MANY FACTORS BEYOND OUR CONTROL MAY AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF CLEANING. SUCH FACTORS ARE; EXPOSURE TO HEAT AND LIGHT, WEAR AND TEAR ON ITEM, AGE AND CONDITION, HARDNESS OR SOFTNESS OF WATER USED, TEMPERATURE OF WATER USED, AND NATURAL VARIATIONS IN THE PRODUCT)


        Thursday, March 27, 2014

        How To Wash A Suede Slipper

        Auggie's Sheepskin Leather Goods and Gifts


        Suede is a type of leather with a smooth , velvety finish. It is made from the split hide of leather, and is more susceptible to water and stain damage than full-grain leather. Many people love suede slippers because of how soft and comfortable they are to wear, as well as how warm and cozy the slippers are in the wintertime. However, at some point, your suede slippers will need to be cleaned. You can easily clean stains from your suede slippers with simple techniques.



        Instructions


          • 1
            Blot the stain with a clean cloth, if the stain is wet, then rub the stain off with a clean pencil eraser. If the stain is dry, rub it off with a damp towel or dab a bit of vinegar on it with a cotton ball.
          • 2
            Remove lumps of dirt or grime from the suede slipper by filing the lumps off with a fingernail file. Gently rub the fingernail file back and forth over the chunks of dirt until they are removed.
          • 3
            Brush the suede slipper gently with a wire suede brush to restore the appearance of the slipper. Brushing will bring up the nap of the suede, causing the suede to look new again.


        Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_6201910_wash-suede-slippers.html#ixzz2xBzpYztP

        Monday, November 4, 2013

        Recommended By Doctors



        Recommended By Doctors

        Medical sheepskins are made from selected skins of the highest quality merino crossbreeds. Special tanning assures an unsurpassed sheepskin with soft, smooth and perspiration proof leather.The one inch fleece is a soft, dense golden color that helps regulate body temperature, providing cool comfort in summer and warmth in winter. This pure natural wool fleece stimulates circulation and promotes a healthy well being when used as a pad to sit or lie on. It actually helps to relax and regenerate the body.
        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.
        The properties of sheepskin use as pads in a medical environment are extremely important. In-patient comfort is often the determining factor to good and fast recovery. In addition, patients confined to bed may suffer from a variety of ailments caused solely by the confinement itself such as:
        1. Bed-sores (decubitus).   2. Tender pressure points .  3. Poor air circulation about the body.                     4. Excessive perspiration. 5. Hip bone pressure. 6. Hemiparesis.   7. Partial paraplegia and tetraplegia.    8. Back ache, and 9. Insomnia.

        All of these symptoms may be alleviated to some degree using medical sheepskin as a nursing aid.

        100% Pure Sheepskin products absorbs up to 30%
        of their own weight in moisture without feeling wet,
        keeping a person dry and comfortable regardless of the weather.
        Additionally, the Natural Lanolin found in our
        sheepskins provides a luxuriously soft feel against your skin.


        Click Here to see more at Auggie's Sheepskin


        Thursday, July 18, 2013

        Pure and Simple Sheepskin: The Natural Choice

        Sheepskin: The Natural Choice
                            For centuries, sheep farmers and country folk have known that no natural or man-made fiber possesses the virtues of 100% sheepskin. The unique combination of leather skin on one side and wool fur on the other lends it remarkable properties.

         Cool in Summer and Warm in Winter
                            Sheepskin wool is soft and resilient. Its fibers breathe, acting like a natural thermostat for your body. These hollow fibers can absorb up to 30% of their own weight in moisture without feeling wet, keeping you perfectly dry regardless of the weather. The free flow of air between you and the sheepskin fiber is a comforting change from the clamminess of leather and vinyl.
        Organic
                            Unlike any other material in the world, sheepskin is a pure organic product. In time, it will return to its constituent elements.
        Recycled By-product
                            A sheepskin pelt is only one of the many by-products of the sheep farming industry. This by-product of the food and wool industry is tanned and used in many wonderful ways rather than being discarded. Since sheepskin, like wood, is one of the few raw materials that nature will never exhaust, its value as both a food source and a production material is both aesthetic and ecological.
        Pure and Simple: Sheepskin, the Natural Choice
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        AUGGIE'S SHEEPSKIN!