Faux fur which is very similar to real fur, only these fabrics are made of wool. More specifically, the wool of the Icelandic sheep, which is excellent for this purpose. We also added the organic cotton plush (lambskin) to this page.
Icelandic sheep are unique. At the moment, there are about 400,000-500,000 animals. During the summer, the animals roam freely in often unspoiled nature. A characteristic of Icelandic sheep is that their fleece consists of a long-haired upper layer and a woolly under layer. The long hair are prominent in two of these faux fur fabrics.
According to Icelanders, antibiotics are used up to 30 times less than in some other countries. This may be one of the advantages of the cold sub-arctic climate of Iceland: as the climate is unfavourable for vermin such as lice, they do not need to be controlled.
- The Icelandic sheep farmer has a rather small herd of about 200-300 animals.
- Most Icelandic wool is offered undyed. However, by selecting the different natural colours, a relatively broad colour spectrum can be achieved.
- Most Icelandic sheep are sheared twice a year, in autumn (before going to the winter stables) and in early spring. The best wool comes from the 'autumn shearing'.
More information about Icelandic wool, the sheep and the keeping of sheep in Iceland can be found hereMORE INFO ABOUT ICELANDIC WOOL