Eco-friendly Sheepskin Home Décor
Leather Products and Sheepskin in Europe
From far back in time, especially in the temperate region of Europe, sheep skin has been used for clothing. As technology continues to advance, more materials have been developed and are useful in making rugs and leather products like cushions for the home. However, the sheep skin rug has managed to bear the brunt of time and remains an exquisite addition to any home.
Among the reasons that sheep skin has stood the test of time is its highly hypoallergenic quality, which means that good quality sheep skin products can be used in the home relatively safely. Some of the best quality sheepskin products can be traced to Iceland. Lambskins from the region are preferred due to their nice scent and their soft fluffy fleece; the end product always has a great texture and is high quality. The skins and processing used in the manufacturing of these products ensures the rugs have a unique dual coated finish; a short fine inner layer and a longer fluffier outer layer. The secret to this quality is the high standards and eco friendly approach used in the preparation.
Advantages of Sheep Skin Products
In addition to their obvious beauty, sheep skin products have a number of medical advantages that make them well suited for interior decoration. Because they are anti allergic, sheep skin products are especially good for avoiding formation of rheumatic disorders. It is known that prolonged or repeated exposure to allergic properties encourages the development or onset of rheumatic disorders. In addition to that, these products absorb as much as 40% of moisture which is easily lost by airing and do not catch fire easily. This makes them easy to maintain and safe for use close to candles and exposed flames. Lastly, despite the dense nature of sheep skin, it essentially deters growth of bacteria and pests such as mites, making it suitable for use around house hold pets.
Why Choose an Ecofriendly Rug?
According to EU production directives, the use of chromium, common in the process of tanning, has been restricted. In the manufacture process, Chromium based compounds can be applied to leather to prevent decay and improve their durability in relation to moisture and ageing. In cases where chromium is used, poor disposal can see this harmful compound contaminate ground and surface water. The end result being an increase in instances of cancer of the respiratory system. Choosing eco friendly leather products keeps our eco system safe.