Category: News

Sheep graze Saville Row

The Real Sheepskin Association has been working on the steering committee of The Campaign for Wool since its launch by HRH The Prince of Wales on a cold Winter morning in January 2010. Plans for the inaugural year of the Campaign, culminated in the first national Wool Week, 11th October 2010. Working with Savile Row Read More …

“Excellent” Adelaide receives award from The Real Sheepskin Association

An ambitious furniture student has won an award from The Real Sheepskin Association for her creations using the natural material. Adelaide Coombes, 23, used sheepskin to make eye-catching items including chairs, stools and screens. The talented student displayed the work at the end of year MA Furniture: Design & Technology show at Buckinghamshire New University Read More …

What goes around comes around

The Sheepskin Association is often asked why it has ‘Real’ in its title. Visiting the magnificent Leathersellers’ Hall for a lunch recently as part of celebrations for the British School of Leather Technology 100 years old this year, provided a curious echo of the answer we too give to this frequently asked question. The Real Read More …

Microtanning Sheepskin

Sheep breed societies and smallholders are increasingly looking to make better use of their own sheepskins by having the more characterful woolskins tanned. When wool prices are so low that the wool cheque from the Wool Board doesn’t even cover the costs of shearing the sheep, having the skins back to at least offset some Read More …

Fenland Sheepskin and Co Ltd

We have been informed by Christopher Tinnion, MD of Fenland Sheepskin Co.Ltd, Bridgwater, Somerset, that the tannery has called in the receivers with effect Monday 28th March 2011. This means that 70% of the UK’s sheepskin tanning capacity and skills base have effectively been wiped out – leaving Devonia Products Ltd. at Buckfastleigh as the Read More …