Gotland sheep originates from the small Swedish viking island Gotland in the Baltic Sea. With their silky grey curls they are considered by many to be the most desirable sheep skins. They are also one of the most durable type of skins, and they wont felt or become matted even after many years of everyday use.
A sheepskin is a combined luxury and everyday product. Timeless and available in countless variations and models. Wool from Gotland sheep consists of long, lustrous, wavy strands.
A beautiful sheepskin is an aesthetic experience; it adorns and increases the comfort of any sofa or armchair, no matter whether the chair is Italian antique, modern Arne Jacobsen or one of IKEA cheapest. Electronic heating in car seats might suffice for some people, but what is more comfortable and pleasant than to lean back on a real sheepskin?
Babies love to lie on sheepskin, and nothing is warmer, softer or more silky than sheepskin in a pram or stroller. On a cool autumn day you can cover your shoulders or back with a sheepskin when reading or watching TV.
We believe that Gotland sheep or "fur sheep" as they are called in Sweden, are in a class by themselves. Quite simply because they have a prettier "drawing" and variation of colour - and also because of their combination of a soft and dense undercoat and long coverfur, which gives great warmth and is wonderful to touch. Furthermore, there is the important issue of colour: most non-white sheepskins on the market are dyed, and a dyed/artificially coloured, black/grey sheepskin looks quite dull and flat compared to a natural one!
Thanks to the tough Nordic climate, sheep that graze on fields produce wool with especially fine qualities. Sheepskin is an unsurpassed natural material! Air circulates in pure wool in a manner which cools when it's hot and warms when cold. A sheepskin is beautiful and practical all year round. Sheepskin absorb moisture, making them especially suitable for small children.