What is Sheepskin?

The Slipper Box are passionate about sheepskin, and I want to share more about exactly what it is.

Sheepskin is used to make soft wool-lined clothing or coverings, such as pelts, caps, slippers, footstools, car seat covers, and carpets.

Since 500 B.C., people have used sheepskin in frigid areas. This is evident from the discovery of a mummy in Subashi who was sporting a pair of sheepskin boots. William Knight, a traveller in the 19th century, observed Tibetans wearing sheepskin, and usage of the material only increased over time.

A sheepskin fleece is good at insulating and is also flame and static-resistant. It's a natural insulator and sheepskin pulls sweat away from the person and into the fibres. This is why sheepskin can keep you warm in the colder months, and cool and hot months.

We love sheepskin because sheepskin slippers can be traced back to the 12th century, but it wasn't until the late 18th and early 19th centuries that sheepskin slippers were worn on people's feet.

Today sheepskin slippers are fashion icons from brands like UGG, Shepherd of Sweden and J.U.S.T Sheepskin. They're also a stable footwear piece around the home.

I hope that you've learnt a thing or two about sheepskin and that you love it as much as we do here at The Slipper Box. Whenever you're in need of a pair of sheepskin slippers or any slippers for that matter, I hope you know that all our products are carefully selected.


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