Every once in a while we like to remind returning customers and other consumers that all of our sheepskin products at The Sheepherder are made right here in the United States, from beginning to end. From the authentic sheepskin hides used to make jackets, slippers and mittens, to the unique buttons crafted from antlers shed naturally by deer and elk each year, we are proud to say that each and every product we offer on our website and in our store is 100% “Made in the USA.” Why is this so important, you ask? It’s simple.
Sheepskin Garments Made in the United States
When you order one of our shearling jackets, you know for a fact that your product will be hand-crafted by Diane Blessing, using the highest-quality sheepskin from domestic sheep raised right here in the Rocky Mountain states. No kidding! The shearling used in our garments actually comes from sheep that are raised commercially for their meat, and their hides are a valuable by-product tanned and processed…where? You got it, right here in the United States. This means that your sheepskin jacket will not be made in China, and it will certainly not be made with a wool lining sewn or glued to the suede. On the contrary, it will be carefully constructed using one piece of continuous natural hide for the utmost in comfort and quality. Another benefit of purchasing sheepskin products made in the USA is that you’ll be supporting a local business, which is never a bad thing!
Minnetonka Moccasins and Slippers
In addition to offering our own products for sale, The Sheepherder is also an authorized Minnetonka retailer, and you can find a complete selection of Minnetonka boots, moccasins and slippers on our website. Minnetonka is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and although all products created by the company are manufactured in the Dominican Republic they use leather and sheepskin produced in the USA. Check out our selection of Minnetonka footwear, and you’ll see that there’s no need to sacrifice quality and comfort for a pair of Minnetonka moccasins. Like Minnetonka, we believe that authenticity and quality craftsmanship are the most important characteristics of sheepskin slippers and other garments.
Authentic vs. Synthetic Sheepskin Products
We’ll admit, it’s probably faster and cheaper to get your hands on a pair of artificial “sheepskin” slippers, but when you buy synthetic, you never know where the product came from, the quality of its construction, or how long it will last. On the other hand, when you invest in a genuine sheepskin product from our shop, you know that it was made right here in the United States by Diane Blessing herself. Diane has been creating and designing custom shearling garments at her shop in Alma, Colorado for more than 20 years, and her extensive experience working with sheepskin ensures that your shearling product will be more than just comfortable or durable or stylish. It will be all these things and more!