Established in 1987, Southern Cross Sheepskins Inc. is a family owned and operated retailer, wholesaler, and distributor of Australian and New Zealand genuine sheepskin products. We work directly with a wide range of manufacturers who offer different specialty products within the sheepskin industry. These industry leaders and skilled workers provide us with the best products available. Our company focus is to supply North Americans with premier quality sheepskin products that offer plush comfort and style while exploring the natural benefits of sheepskin and wool.
In 2014 we joined 1% For The Planet. This alliance of over 1200 business is committed to supporting the environmental initiatives of over 3300 non profit organizations. Learn more about this concept and why we support this business model on our Company Initiatives page
Why Shop With Us?
Canadian Customers: We are your local Sheepskin Shop! Thank you for supporting local Canadian small businesses.
There are plenty of other reasons to shop with us:
- Shop in $CAD: Prices on this website are listed in Canadian Dollars ($CAD).
- Fast Shipping with Reduced Fees: Orders are processed and shipped daily (Monday - Friday) from our location in Vancouver, BC.
- Speedy Delivery: With no International Borders to cross, your order will arrive promptly. Shipping within Canada usually takes 1-5 business days.
- Save on Duty & Brokerage Fees: Our products are already imported into Canada and we have pre-paid all duties and importation fees. Customers pay only local provincial Sales tax which is calculated at the CheckOut page. *Please be aware of Brokerage service fees charged by Couriers for shipments to Canada from the USA. Read more about UPS rates here. Making a purchase from SheepskinShop.ca avoids all of these fees!
USA Customers: Please visit www.SheepskinShop.com for prices and listings in $USD. Our United States domain at www.sheepskinshop.com will offer domestic shipping options and eliminate currency conversion fees that may occur when shopping on this (.ca) domain.
Why Sheepskin & Wool?
Genuine sheepskin offers a wide range of advantages over similar materials. Perhaps the most recognized and traditional description of almost any sheepskin product is "warm in winter, cool in summer". The warmth concept is easy to comprehend, while the "cool in summer" characteristics still puzzle many people. The answer lies in the breathability of the hollow wool fibers. Wool fibers are shaped like a spring coil which allows air to circulate. This open space means that merino wool is also very absorbent and wicks away moisture and sweat. All of this allows for a cool and dry comfort on a car seat cover, mattress cover, decor rug, baby lambskin, or medical sheepskin.
Full covering "shearling" (wool still attached to the leather skin) is one of nature's warmest insulating materials. However, it is also breathable and able to absorb over 30% of it's own weight in moisture before feeling damp. This means that while all of our slippers, hats, gloves, and mitts are toasty and warm, you rarely sweat while wearing our products.
We all perspire while we sleep, and these breathable features of wool can have an amazing impact on us while we sleep. Most people perspire about one liter of sweat per night. Surrounding yourself with merino wool while you sleep is the best way to keep yourself dry and undisturbed throughout the night.
Give a call with any questions, or to place an order by phone:
Canada and USA: 1-800-667-2261
Local Vancouver: (604) 323-8844
Unit #111-8475 Ontario St.
Vancouver, BC V5X 3E8