The Benefits of Sheepskin Through the Seasons

Winter has retreated and we’re welcoming the warm tones of spring and summer. With the seasons changing every few months, we’re always on the lookout for the most suitable materials that will provide us the right comfort and need, no matter the weather.

Well, did you know that sheepskin is versatile for its thermostatic qualities? You’ll be surprised to find out that sheepskin is a material that offers great benefits all year round, making it a popular and better choice for footwear, accessories, and various homewares compared to synthetic products.

Sheepskin is not just for winter!

While sheepskin is often considered as a great heat insulator in the winter, its natural wool properties make it just as perfect for warmer seasons when you need it. Natural sheepskin is highly breathable, as the fleece is made from hollow fibres that allow air to flow in and out. This means that body temperature is regulated when sheepskin comes in contact with human skin, not only keeping you warm in the cold but also cool and calm in the heat. Unlike synthetic products that can trap heat and leave you sweaty and smelly, sheepskin has moisture-wicking qualities that remains dry to the touch, leaving you with no sticky or itchy situations so you can enjoy those summer days a little more comfortably.

Sheepskin Car Seat Cover fitted on a vehicle

Think about getting into your car under the scorching sun. Our bodies shrug even at the thought of that trapped heat! If you have a baby that travels with you, either by car or on walks, overlaying a lambskin pram liner is a perfect option to keep your little one comfortable, as babies are unable to regulate their own body temperature and will easily get sweaty and uncomfortable in their prams. Our tailor-made sheepskin car seat covers are also very popular during the warmer weather and perfectly suitable for summer.

Here’s some other benefits of sheepskin that you should know:

  • Sheepskin is resistant to dirt and bacteria due to the natural oils found in the wool’s fibres. This makes sheepskin a great choice for anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma.
  • The dense, plush fibres in wool creates natural support and comfort for you, whether it’s relieving pressure off your foot as you walk or evenly distributing weight on your back so you can lie down comfortably.
  • Unlike synthetic seat covers that insulate electrical energy, natural sheepskin will not release any static electricity from friction, making it a practical product for seat covers on chairs and car seats.
  • Wool never feels hot or cold to touch. Imagine getting inside your car that’s been parked in the sun in the summer, your leather seats would feel boiling hot! However, natural wool will never feel uncomfortably hot and your legs and bottom will thank you!
Sheepskin scuff UGG slippers

At Yellow Earth, we source the highest quality of genuine Australian sheepskin to create the perfect sheepskin products that you need all year round. If you’re looking for a casual footwear to beat the summer blues, don our classic sheepskin slipper scuffs, a comfy indoor slipper that you can kick back and relax at home with. These easy slip-ons won’t bring an itch or a stench to your feet but will keep them warm during colder months and allows them to breathe easily and stay dry and sweat-free through the warmer days.

100% Genuine Australian Sheepskin Rug

Every home also needs a good natural rug. Our long wool sheepskin rugs are the perfect addition to your home décor for that extra comfort and style. Tanned from Australian merino sheepskin, these rugs are thick, soft and plush, perfect to snuggle on for your family and even your house pets. As a specialist in the sheepskin industry, we’re confident that you will love the look, feel and quality of our hides!

Shop our range of sheepskin products today!