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Quick Facts: How are Sheepskin Boots Made?

by Nicolas Draper Director
With all those footwear lined up in your closet that drapes your feet in the goodness of sheepskin, we don’t have to convince you further on the benefits of sheepskin. Particularly for colder climates, humans have found undeniable comfort in sheepskin and so, the footwear range rules the winter closet. Genuine sheepskin boots are gentle to the skin and absorb sweat at a very fast rate with enormous other benefits that are no secret. With all this, comes the great inquisitiveness to know the origins of your footwear. 

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Step By Step Making of A Sheepskin Draper Boot

With the outstanding qualities it stores and the years it promises with minimum care, we know you are curious to know all about its make. So, we will start by resting your doubt. Sheepskin boots are primarily made from sheep that are raised for their food value and not their hides. So, sheepskin is a recycled by-product and no endangered species skins are used in designing the footwear. Also, it the fleece on the skin that makes these waterproof sheepskin boots so comfortable and luxurious - the more of it there is, the better. 

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Here is the Process - How Drapers Boots are Made from Sheepskin?

How are sheepskin boots made? The start with cleaning the skins to wash out the natural fats of the animal and remove any unpleasant odor and bacteria. Then, the tanning process seals the skin by replacing the natural lanolin to a synthetic one. This makes the skin gentle and helps in healing sensitive or inflamed skin and rashes. Chromium-based tanning results in a hide that remains soft and supple for years. 

In the final stages, the skins are dyed with colorfast dyes as per the shade requirements. Lanolin also provides the sheepskin with self-cleaning qualities so, it is bacteria and dirt resistant. So, it comes to you with the original smoothness as it was on the back of the sheep minus the odors. This cosines can only be provided by nature at its best. 

Your warm sheepskin boots are designed to last for years with the care that only needs brushing and shaking or vacuuming. This is impossible to copy synthetically as sheepskin and it’s wool fibers offer an impressive list of natural qualities.

  • Sheepskin does not shed, because it’s attached to the skin. It is embedded into the leather.
  • Resists soiling, snags, tears, wrinkles, and pilling naturally.
  • Never sags and retains the shape while staying warm even when wet.
  • Is static-free, flame resistant, and windproof and water-resistant.
  • High content of lanolin in the wool makes it a natural moisturizer.
  • It can be hand or gently machine-washed.


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