Our medical sheepskins, which are all New Zealand made, are carefully selected from particularly large pelts with a high wool fiber count so the woolpile stands upright when shorn to a uniform length (around an inch or 25mm). As with all our sheepskin products, the wool is still attached to the sheep skin's hide.
Medical sheep skins undergo a special longer tanning process which enables them to be machine washed frequently.
As well as being a luxurious bedding item, they can improve the quality of life of anyone confined to a seat, wheelchair or bed for prolonged periods. The cushioning of wool fibers and the wool's natural ability to absorb moisture keeps the body drier and helps reduce the occurrence and severity of pressure sores, bedsores and decubitus ulcers.