Glossary

 

BED RUNNER

The purpose of a bed runner is purely decorative to provided visual impact and luxurious styling draped across the end of the bed. Our bed runners, available in both Mongolian sheepskin and rabbit fur, are long rectangular shaped coverings that combine multiple hides to form the elongated shape. They have uniform straight edges, and the backing features a matching tone soft velour cotton which allows for effortless soft draping. These coverings are not suitable for the floor due to the soft backing which is not secure for walking on.

COLOUR DYED

All of our hides are 100% genuine natural animal skins, each with its own characteristics in terms of shape, size, markings and hair pigmentation. When the natural hair is colour dyed, variations in tone occurs throughout the hide and from one hide to another. No two pieces will ever be exactly the same. Variations are to be expected also in dye lot. This is the unique character of the product and its true natural beauty.

No colour dye is also 100% colour-fast, so we recommend avoiding placing a dyed hide product on light fabrics. It is also prone to discoloration from UV rays so be sure to avoid placing any dyed hide product out of direct sunlight.

CUSHIONS

A cushion is a decorative accent that is filled with soft mass for added comfort on furniture such as a chair or lounge, or for enhanced styling impact. The addition of a textured cushion is an affordable and quick way to give any room a makeover whether styled in multiples, mix and match with other fabrics or simply added on its own. A textured cushion has an inviting warm aesthetic whilst also providing support. We offer an extensive unique collection of animal hide textural cushions in square and rectangular lumbar shape for universal styling. All cushions come filled with a polyester insert for immediate styling.

Another term for decorative cushions is throw or scatter pillows, however these terms lend themself to the smaller size cushions such as the lumbar 30cm x 50cm rectangular shape and 40cm square or smaller.

ETHICALLY SOURCED

This term refers to the process of how and with whom we source our collections of animal hide products. Each piece in our collection must meet our stringent criteria of being responsible and sustainable and that environmental and social impacts are taken into consideration.

Every piece in our home décor collections must be produced from a discarded animal hide by product of the farming and meat industry that would otherwise have ended up in landfill. The creation of our products plays an active role in sustainability through the reduction of potential landfill and hence the reduction of harmful emissions. No product in our range is made from an animal hide that has been slaughtered for its skin.

We scour the world to select the world’s leading tanneries that share our ethical values both in terms of how the hides are procured and the responsible treatment for their workers.

We also take care to ensure the tanneries we work with follow strict Government approved guidelines in relation to following environmentally safe tanning processes so that they are free from harmful chemicals and AZY dyes that would otherwise be unsafe for people, pets and the environment.

LONG HAIR FLEECE

Many of our Icelandic sheepskin décor accents are available in both the hides natural long hair form and in a shorter shorn fleece height. Long hair refers to the hide fleece left in its organic length. The long hair fleece has a fluffy coarser texture. The appearance is free-flowing and organic with a chic relaxed vibe.

RUNNER RUG

A runner rug is a narrow rectangular floor covering that is used to divide living spaces, or welcome guests into your home and lead them through to the hub of your central​ living space. We also love our runner rugs styled along the sides a bed for a luxurious landing to sink your toes into when hopping into and out of bed.

We craft our runners by joining two hides at their base to form the longer piece. The shape of the hide is left in its organic shape and the natural non-slip leather hide retained to secure it to the floor. We currently have runner rugs available in the merino sheepskin, however we can custom make almost all of our hides into runners by request.

SHEDDING

Shedding refers to the hair follicles snapping away from the hide membrane causing the hair to fall out. This is a normal occurrence with natural hide products to have some hair fall away from the hide, however it is most common with the reindeer hide as this is delicate in nature. The hide backing becoming dry and brittle accelerates shedding, hence we do not recommend placing the hide products on heated floors or against hot direct surfaces. Minimalise shedding with storage in cooler spaces and infrequent movement.

SHORN HAIR FLEECE

Shorn fleece, refers to the length of the natural wool pile being cut to a shorter length, with an even depth of approx 3 - 5cm. It has a different appearance to the natural free flowing fleece which can vary between 10 to 20cm in length. The shorn fleece feels denser and, in most cases, plusher. It is also easier to care for and maintain as the fleece does not become tangled.

WEIGHTED THROW BLANKET

A weighted throw blanket is smaller than a normal bed blanket and slightly heavier, measuring size 180cm x 120cm. It is designed to be draped over the  bed, a lounge or single chair to provide an added layer of warmth and comfort whilst watching tv or simply relaxing on the cooler nights. Our blankets are heavier than a normal blanket which provides an added feeling of safety and security as it keeps you snug and warm. Available in genuine ethically sourced Mongolian sheepskin and rabbit fur with the hide fur on one side only. The reverse of the throw blanket is a matching tone soft velour cotton that makes it cosy against the skin. We can also custom make these throw blankets to your desired size with a delivery time 6 - 8 weeks. Please email [email protected] the size and texture details of your custom order and we will be back in touch to provide an obligation free quote.

THROW RUG

Our throw rugs are the single hide rugs that have a natural non-slip leather hide backing that makes them a versatile décor piece to easily move around the home and use either on the floor or draped over furniture. They are a great way to affordably revamp dated or damaged furniture, place at your feet under a favourite chair to sink your toes into, or simply sit on top of on the floor. We love using throw rugs to add a layered effect for interest, impact and warmth.

All of our hides are 100% genuine natural animal skins, each with its own characteristics in terms of shape, size, markings and hair pigmentation. When the natural hair is colour dyed, variations in tone occurs throughout the hide and from one hide to another. No two pieces will ever be exactly the same. Variations are to be expected also in dye lot. This is the unique character of the product and its true natural beauty.

 

 

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