If you have ever been to Iceland, you might have felt like stepping into another world.
Surreal lava fields with active volcanoes, glaciers and ice caves, vast ever changing landscapes, tiny fluffy horses prancing over the meadows with their unique funky looking gaits and free running stocky sheep with short-furred faces and legs.
Thanks to the island character, not only the Icelandic language has been preserved extraordinarily well: Our sheep were brought to Iceland by the first Viking settlers over a thousand years ago and have not had any foreign influence on their gene pool ever since. The Icelandic sheep is well adapted to the harsh and inhospitable environment and is working efficiently as a herbivore, munching on yummy wild herbs up in the Highlands.
So, how do our little wooly fellas survive the wet, windy, wild Icelandic weather?
They wear a fabulous coat! Their fleece is made up of two layers of different structured wool. The layer closer to the skin is made up of short, soft fibres that insulate the body from the cold. The outer layer consists of longer, coarser fibres that keep out the wetness. An excellent fashion choice!
Thanks to hard-working farmers, avid spinners and our diligent knitting elves, you are able to make use of our sheep’s advanced technology. Keep dry and warm!