The History of Sheepskin: From Traditional Use to Modern Luxury

Sheepskin has been used by humans for thousands of years, and its use has evolved from practicality to luxury. At Jacobs & Dalton, we’re proud to continue this tradition of using high-quality sheepskin to create beautiful, functional and luxurious products. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the history of sheepskin and how it has transformed into the luxurious material we know today.

Early Use of Sheepskin

Sheepskin has been used for practical purposes for centuries. It was used as clothing and footwear by many ancient cultures, including the Greeks, Romans and Vikings. Sheepskin provided warmth and protection against the elements, making it an ideal material for people living in colder climates.

Sheepskin was also used as a material for tents, blankets and in the Middle Ages, sheepskin was often used for writing parchment.

Sheepskin in Modern Times

Today, sheepskin is still used for practical purposes, such as for footwear and outdoor clothing. However, it has also become a luxury material, used for high-end fashion, home decor and accessories.

One reason for sheepskin’s popularity is its unique properties. Sheepskin is naturally insulating, breathable and moisture-wicking, making it comfortable to wear in a range of temperatures. It’s also hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to bacteria and odours, making it a great choice for people with sensitive skin.

Sheepskin has also become a popular material for home décor. Sheepskin rugs, throws and pillows add a cosy and luxurious touch to any room.

Jacobs & Dalton’s Use of Sheepskin

At Jacobs & Dalton, we’re committed to using only the highest quality British sheepskin in our products. Our sheepskin is sourced from sustainable and ethical sources, meaning we only use sheepskins from sheep reared for food.

We offer a range of luxury sheepskin products, including rugs, pet beds, cushions, boots, slippers and items for babies. We also offer a line of sheepskin footwear, including slippers and boots, which combine comfort and style.

The history of sheepskin is a robust and varied one, from its practical uses in ancient times to its modern-day luxury status. At Jacobs & Dalton, we’re proud to continue this tradition by creating beautiful and functional products using the finest quality sheepskin.