From long haired Icelandic sheep, our Asher throws add a touch of texture to any surface your home while doubling as a canine nesting pad. Its unique hair system gives these throws a distinct character: the longer hairs repel water, while the shorter inner hairs maintain warmth.
These versatile throws are antimicrobial and water resistant.
Due to the nature of wool, every sheepskin is unique and varies slightly in shape, color, and pattern.
The throw only gets better with time and results in more textural, lived-in look.
All throws are ethically sourced and imported from Iceland.
We care about the environmental impact and origins of our sheepskin throws. Asher throws are sourced from one of Iceland's most notable tanneries.
Velvet Hippo's supplier guarantees that their products are all by-products from the agricultural or food industry. No animal is raised or killed with the sole purpose of collecting its skin.
Their tannery follows strict sustainable guidelines; the coloration of the wool is completely natural and there are never any dyes used. Because these are natural products, each sheepskin varies slightly in size, texture, and coloration/pattern.
Wool is naturally hypo-allergenic, water and dirt repellant.
Spot clean with a clean damp cloth and wool detergent. If for any reason you feel the need to clean the entire sheepskin, you can submerge the sheepskin in lukewarm water and wash by hand in a large container or tub. Avoid detergents with enzymes, and try to use a wool cleaning agent that is safe for leather & wool.
The sheepskin will take some time to dry. Lay flat and place the throw in indirect sunlight to let naturally air dry. Once the throw is dry, you may brush it and give it a good shake.
Please know that washing may occur shrinkage and the hairs may change appearance slightly. We are not responsible for any damages or changes in appearance caused by the washing of your sheepskin.
One size // approximate measurements are 32in/81.3cm L x 24in/61cm W
For sizing reference, pups shown on this page: Lulu the dachshund weighs approx. 8 lbs. Rasta, the pitbull terrier weighs approx 50 lbs