Just like wool, sheepskin (also known as shearling) is breathable (think snug in winter but not too hot in summer either), resistant to bacteria because of the natural lanolin oils that self-clean, and can even help you feel more relaxed and rejuvenated (touching sheepskin has been found to stimulate your body’s circulation and immune system). It really is a bit of a wonder material.
Although our other two sheepskin rugs, Herdwick and Southdown, come from Britain, we turned to New Zealand for Tussock – it’s where we could seek out the softest, naturally curly fleece. Just like the others though, it’s also a by-product, comes from sustainable sources, and, being completely natural, is biodegradable too.
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Tussock comes in two sizes: a normal-sized, single sheepskin and this one, which is made from two stitched seamlessly together. Choose this size if you’d like a longer runner-style rug, for adding cosiness to a bench, or for draping across the end of a bed.
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If your order is available now, we’ll deliver it between 3-5 days of your order being placed.
If your order is not available straight away, an estimated date will be indicated above and at checkout. We’ll then get in touch nearer the estimated date to arrange a specific time.
We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over.