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Friday, 10 December 2010 23:18

Icelandic sheepskin
Decoration Skins of Icelandic lamb is distinguished by two things, the unusually long hair and the varying natural colors. The skins combine outstanding quality and a wild original appearance. 
The Icelandic sheep wool is composed of two types of hair, guard hairs and undercoat. Top coat is long, between 15 and 25 cm, and is a little rough in it. Undercoat is short, soft and elastic. These two types of hair together, gives the skin a special and beautiful appearance.

A robust breed of sheep
The Icelandic sheep is a robust breed that is born and lives freely in the nature. The wool's unusual character is the result of centuries of adaptation to the harsh Icelandic climate. The long hair protects the sheep's skin from moisture while the short hair keeps the animal warm.

Natural colors
Icelandic lamb comes in five natural colors, brown, grey, black, white, and a spotted white/black. It is said that there are not two skins that are alike. 
 
Since white wool is best suited for coloration - the natural color shades have been bred away most other places in the world. In Iceland, they in turn preserve the original sheep which provide much meat and the colors have been allowed to remain natural.

Tanning
By tanning / processing of the skins The Organic Sheep emphasis on retaining the skin's natural properties. Therefore we use no artificial color or Detrimental chromium in the tanning. Without these chemicals the lambskins are both skin allergy and nature friendly. All processes in the tanning process meet EU standards for the conservation and protection of our nature. The factory is also ISO certified. (ISO 9001: 2000).

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