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Introducing Black Sheep White Light!

My newest sponsor is Canadian Black Sheep White Light, who sells wonderful eco-friendly long haired Icelandic sheep skins. The skins come in four different colours, there are white and black but also grey and spotted. I have one of their black skins myself and I can't recommend them enough! I've only had Ikea's cheap skins before, but this is something completely different. First of all they are much bigger and the wool is long, between 10 and 20 cm. And also they have this beautiful shine or luster that I haven't seen on other sheep skins, and they are super soft! I am using mine to cover an old lounge chair, and it has now become my daughter's favorite place to sit. We have also used our skin outside, as a warm and cozy place to sit in the snow. But enough talking now, on to the pictures!



Comments

  • Tine says:

    Love, love, love them!

    2011-02-10 | 09:27:26
    URL: http://www.bungalow5.wordpress.com
  • Jasmine says:

    Aww they look so soft & fluffy :)

    2011-02-10 | 12:14:17
    URL: http://fiksd.blogspot.com
  • Kris says:

    Wow! Dead animal fur. Great. Wouldn't it be better to keep the fur ON the animal.

    2011-02-10 | 17:49:56
  • Karin says:

    wtf, even if its "eco-friendly" its a dead animal's fur.

    Design must not be a cruel thing!

    2011-02-10 | 19:17:34
  • Karin says:

    Vet du någon som säljer dessa skinn i Sverige? Vad har du köpt ditt skinn? Tacksam för svar...

    2011-02-10 | 20:34:03
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    What is cruel about using the skins of already dead animals? These sheep aren't raised for the fur, they are food. And if we don't use the skins they are just going in the trash. Why would that be better?

    2011-02-10 | 23:15:39
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Karin, jag köpte mitt genom Black Sheep White Light, de har bra priser. Men med frakten blir det ungefär samma pris som liknande fårskinn i Sverige förstås. :) Jag har dock inte lyckats hitta något motsvarande i Sverige, alltså skinn som både är ekologiska, stora och långhåriga. Är man villig att välja bort något av de kriterierna finns det massor att välja bland, men det ville jag alltså inte.

    2011-02-10 | 23:19:29
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Black Sheep (white light) says:

    yes, they are off a "dead animal" - but the primary reason for killing the animal is for meat.



    using the hides for rugs, insulation, etc. gives them a 'second life' (if you will). the waste typically associated associated with the meat production process is reduced.



    KARIN,



    please send me an e-mail if you are interested and i may be able to make an exception to send you one to Sweden as i have done for Emma, herself.



    best,

    -B

    2011-02-10 | 23:21:49
  • Gabrielle says:

    Jag har försökt följa din blogg flera gånger, men får alltid fram meddelandet att det inte finns något nyhetsflöde. Hur kommer det sig? Jag använder google reader. blogg.se ska inte vara något problem, min syster använder också det och det funkar alldeles utmärkt. provade att prenumerera nu ikväll och provade drygt 8 månader sedan också. :( Jag vill läsa ju.

    2011-02-11 | 00:20:28
    URL: http://www.twentytwototwo.blogspot.com/
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Gabrielle, har du testat att klicka på rss-länken som är i vänsterspalten? En bit under mitt huvud...

    2011-02-11 | 00:44:11
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Hanna says:

    If you want a relly nice sheep skin you would visit Anna and Bertil Garbrielsson at Fårö, Gotland. The name of the company is Fårö Lamm.

    You find them here www.farolamm.se

    So nice. I have seven sheep skins at my home and I relly like theme.

    2011-02-11 | 08:09:35
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Hanna, those look nice, but they have short wool and are much smaller than the ones from Black Sheep...

    2011-02-11 | 12:23:14
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Eva says:

    You can buy them online: http://www.icelandgiftstore.com/shop/pc-3808-522-lamb-skins.aspx

    2011-02-11 | 19:05:17
  • Christina says:

    These are lovely. I agree that there is nothing cruel about this. Humans have always used animal skin and fur for warmth; to me it is very natural. Thank you very much for introducing me to this company, Emma!

    2011-02-11 | 19:27:22
  • The macho veg man! says:

    Yeeeeey let's kill some animals and then we decorate our homes with their fluffy fur. Mhmm, like that idea... NOT!

    2011-02-11 | 23:26:56
    URL: http://ettlivsomgris.se/
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    As I said, the sheep are already being killed, for the meat. Why not use the rest of the animal as well? I don't see anything cruel with that.

    2011-02-12 | 12:00:21
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • The macho veg man! says:

    But why contribute to the killing at all?



    Watch the movie "Ett liv som gris" and see what you think about killing animals after that. It's quite shocking... :/

    2011-02-13 | 02:47:01
    URL: http://ettlivsomgris.se/
  • Ebba says:

    Poängen är ju att djuren dödas överhuvudutaget, för kött o sedan för skinnet/pälsen.

    Det är det som är problemet.

    2011-02-13 | 11:08:46
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    How is me shopping or not shopping a sheep skin going to change the fact that they eat huge amounts of sheep in Iceland? Do you get equally upset every time you see a person eating meat?

    By the way, sheep farming in Iceland differs from that of many other countries in that, for at least three months of the year, the sheep are released for free-range grazing in highland pastures.

    2011-02-13 | 11:52:29
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Varför glädjas av andras död? says:

    "Människan är i sanning vilddjurens konung, ty hennes grymhet överträffar deras. Vi lever genom andras död. Vi är begravningsplatser! Men det ska komma en tid, då människan skall betrakta dödandet av djur på samma sätt som hon nu betraktar dödandet av människor." Leonardo da Vinci.



    Att tänka det rätta men inte göra det är den feges lott...

    2011-02-13 | 13:07:36
  • emma ::emmas designblogg:: says:

    Och det rätta i det här fallet är enligt dig att inte äta kött? Den diskussionen hör inte hemma här tycker jag utan kan tas i andra forum där man diskuterar vegetarianism.

    2011-02-13 | 16:04:28
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/

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