Shearling is a sheepskin or lambskin pelt that has gone through a limited shearing process to obtain a uniform depth of the wool fibers for a uniform look and feel. Contrary to misconceptions, shearling is not sheared wool; the term refers to the pelt of a yearling sheep that has been shorn only once by the process described above. Shearling garments or footwear are made from the pelts by tanning them with the wool of uniform depth still on them.
A typical shearling pelt has leather, or sueded leather, on one side and shorn fibers on the other side. The fibers of shearling tend to wick away moisture or retain moisture, depending on humidity, and thus a garment or item of footwear made from them tends to be comfortable year round.
TENDING TO THE FLOCK SHEARLING SLIPPERS WILL BE RIDING THE SURF-BOOT WAVE FOR FALL, AS VENDORS TAKE THE POPULAR OUTDOOR LOOK INDOORS.(Brief Article)
Mar 29, 2004; shearling boots were all the rage in 2003, but vendors and retailers are predicting that shearling slippers will be...
FLEECE FOCUS; WITH SHEEPSKIN A WARDROBE STAPLE, SHEARLING RESOURCES ARE LOOKING BEYOND BOOTS TO KEEP SALES FORECASTS WARM AND FUZZY.
Jan 09, 2006; Byline: Barbara Schneider-Levy Even though fashionistas are no longer lining up outside stores to snag pink shearling...