Sheepskin is a very unique and versatile material. It has a low heat exchange rate, which means it is not affected by outside temperatures.
The fur is joined in a way that it maintains its temperature regardless of its surrounding temperature.
Sheepskin is naturally thermo-static thus keeping bare feet close to your natural body temperature regardless of the temperature outside. This means that while you’re wearing sheepskin, it’s automatically regulating your body temperature throughout the day. Because of this sheepskin footwear can be worn all year-round.
Sheepskin also absorbs moisture twice as well as cotton. The moisture circulates through the fur, eventually evaporating completely, allowing the product to remain dry.
Since the material is extremely absorbent, it eliminates body odour created by sweat and oils excreted by the human body. It is also anti-bacterial. The sheepskin rejects dirt particles and keeps itself clean.
Sheepskin is soft, warm, and very comfortable to wear. It does not irritate even the most sensitive skin. It provides warmth during the winter and cool ventilation during the summer. The lanolin in sheepskin is similar to that found in human skin allowing it to help heal sensitive or inflamed skin or rashes.
According to a report in The Lancet, a British medical journal, sheepskin has a soothing effect. Dr. Stephen Scott and his colleagues at Cambridge University Hospital worked with 34 incubator babies each weighing less than 2.5 pounds when it was decided to put half of them on sheepskin. What happened then was that 12 of the 17 babies in the sheepskin group gained weight faster than 14 of the 17 infants who continued on cotton sheets.
Why the bonus from sheepskin? At first it was thought that the sheepskin babies moved around less and so expended less energy. As it turned out, however, both groups of babies were equally active, which led the study authors to conclude that the probable explanation lay in sheepskin reducing stress on the infants by simple being more comforting than cotton.
So we can see that scientifically and through nature, items made of sheepskin provide more comfort for the individual than other materials. We all choose sheepskin footwear to keep us warm in the winter, but the unique properties of sheepskin make your slippers or boots a year-round article to wear, keeping you cool and sweat free in the summer months and warm during the winter periods.