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NZ Nature Company Tells the Story of The Rise of Sheepskin Footwear
It’s official - the world loves sheepskin boots. They have been worn across the globe for millennia and in the past decade have become a worldwide sensation, with stylists and celebs for fans and top fashion magazines waxing lyrical about them.
The New Zealand Nature company was founded in 1996 with the aim of providing a range of products to customers with a growing interest in sustainability. Seventeen years later, they are proud that the founding principles of quality products, friendly personal service and competitive prices are still what guide them. Following are provided a brief history and some tips about the sheepskin footwear:
The History of Sheepskin Footwear
Soft, warm and durable sheepskin has been used as a material for footwear since at least 500 BC across the world’s colder climes and have often been oiled to waterproof them. They have been worn by Ancient Greeks, Tibetan villagers, Eskimos and Inuits, Russian peasants, early motorists, mountaineers, and aviators in both World Wars. Fast forward to the 1960s and ugg boots were being donned by surfers in Australia and New Zealand to warm their feet after a surf in frigid winter sea. However, sheepskin boots didn’t become a worldwide fashion sensation until the turn of the 21st century when style icons and celebrities such as Kate Moss, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston were seen wearing them everywhere. And when Oprah Winfrey included them in her Favourite Things show in 2000, they truly took off.
The Benefits of Sheepskin
One of nature’s little miracles, sheepskin manages to be soft as well as incredibly hard-working - it is a natural insulator which helps to keep tootsies toasty in even the coldest weather, and is also highly breathable. The plump and silky soft wool fleece hugs feet like a woollen blanket, ensuring extra warmth and comfort and wicking away excess moisture to keep feet warm in winter and cool in summer.
Something for Everyone
From heavy-duty boots with Supertread multi-layer soles, to comfy boots ideal for wearing to the shops, to slippers for relaxing at home, all in a number of different styles, there really is a sheepskin boot [ http://www.nznature.co.nz/
Not all Sheepskin Footwear are Created equal...
The unfortunate side effect of the astronomical rise in popularity of sheepskin footwear is the number of cheap imitations using synthetic materials or poor quality sheepskin with faux fur glued to the inner lining. To guarantee quality, choose a country of origin that is known for its quality control processes, such as New Zealand - a country which is, after all, renowned for its sheep.
What to Look for
The most important thing to look for when choosing sheepskin footwear is twin-face sheepskin, which is a single piece of sheepskin that has a supple suede leather outer and a luxuriously soft lambskin fleece lining. To ensure a boot’s longevity, check that it has double-stitched reinforcing which will give it increased durability. You might also want to opt for boots and slippers [ http://www.nznature.co.nz/
New Zealand sheepskin boots and slippers are warm, cosy, super-comfortable and stylish to boot. Who said you had to suffer for fashion? New Zealand Nature Company [ http://www.nznature.co.nz/