Why Sheepskin

Nature out-smarts synthetics with better performance

At Auskin we appreciate the astoundingly clever properties of wool. Sheepskin provides a natural answer, for many modern day questions.

Auskin delivers the benefit of sheepskin’s many properties to everyday life. We respect the specific properties of individual skins and we enhance them for use in suitable products and ranges, for example our Exotic Fibre Collection.

The technical characteristics of wool are our everyday language. Just to get a little technical for a moment, wool properties boast: heat and moisture regulation, acoustic performance, flame resistance, antistatic abilities, indoor air filtration capabilities, odour suppression, UV absorbency and on top of all that, sheepskin wool is super easy to care for.

We are not going to be sheepish about it: synthetics simply cannot match the qualities of natural fibres.


Prince Charles – Tells it like it is.


We love wool because…

Sheepskin’s properties make our product durable and safe for use in the home, not to mention:

  • Wool is soft – wool products offer a sumptuous softness and tactile appeal.
  • Wool stays clean – wool fibres retain a natural oil that resists dirt and grease.
  • Wool resists odours – wool’s natural oils are resistent to cooking smells and household odours.
  • Wools retains it’s shape – wool fibres bend and recover their shape naturally, retaining their lush bounce.
  • Wool is hard to burn – wool fibre is flame retardant up to 600º C.
  • Wool is hypoallergenic – wool doesn’t cause allergies.
  • Wool adjusts to the climate – wool is warm in cool conditions and cool in warm conditions.
  • Wool is sustainable – woolskins are the product of sustainable farming practices* and biodegrade.

* New Zealand and Australian sheep roam green pastures and graze on those pastures in the same way their wild ancestors did.

Case in point

Luxury living
Minaret Luxury Tented Camp SuiteAn incident that occurred at the luxurious Minaret Station Luxury Lodge involving a lovely drop of local pinot noir and a stunning white Wanaka Living sheepskin rug, demonstrates the stain resistant properties of sheepskin and Auskin products. Twelve hours later and a touch of wonder soap, and there was no sign of the evidence. The same cannot be said for the luxury linen sheets and besides the unfortunate waste of wine, the event turned out to be fairly trivial.

And we give the last word to the sheep. It’s about survival, New Zealand and Australian sheep are tough and resilient, they continue to roam green pastures and graze the outback the same way their wild ancestors did. That’s true longevity and sustainability.