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The Nguni Guy

Specialising in ethically sourced, hand-selected genuine Nguni hides, The Nguni Guy in KwaZulu-Natal is the place to go for cow and zebra hides, as well as leather bags, Nguni-hide accessories and sheepskin rugs.

Here, the team shares some fun facts about sheepskin and seven reasons why it is such a great choice for a rug:

  1. “Sheepskin fibres are hollow, making the material incredibly insulating and comfortable in any climate. A natural sheepskin rug will keep your toes nice and warm in winter, and will also be breathable, allowing for a cooling effect in summer.”
  2. “When sheepskin is in contact with you, it will activate blood circulation in the area, boosting your immune response and supporting regeneration and relaxation throughout your body.”
  3. “Sheepskins are able to absorb sweat immediately and can wick moisture into the air seven times faster than any synthetic fibre.”
  4. “Sheepskins are dirt/stain/bacteria-resistant, due to the lanolin that naturally occurs in a sheepskin hide (the natural oils provide it with a self-cleaning property that has been widely acknowledged and used for centuries).”
  5. “Lanolin makes the sheepskin feel incredibly soft and gentle on your skin due to its shared properties with sebum oil, a basic element of human skin.”
  6. “Sheepskins are washable. While medical-grade sheepskins can be washed again and again, even a chrome-tanned hide will withstand plenty of washings, so long as you follow best practices with your Sheepskin Shampoo.”
  7. “Sheepskins naturally resist snags, tears, wrinkles, and pilling, and will not shed.”



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