black sheep of the family.
by victoria comment

12/16/10

meet black sheep (white light), a Purveyor of Eco-Friendly Icelandic Sheepskins. i love the look of cozy sheepskins thrown over a chair, or warming up a chilly hardwood floor. black sheep (white light) carries black, white, even spotted sheepskin throws in their shop.

black sheep (white light) skins are ‘eco-friendly’ processed/tanned meeting strict EU guidelines, without using harmful chemicals such as chromium or bleach which are conventionally used; better for the environment and the end-user. black sheep (white light) is also donating $5 of proceeds from every item sold to the homeless of Toronto as the winter chill sets in.

11 responses to “black sheep of the family.”

  1. These are amazing, I want one! But how can they be so much cheaper in the US than here in Europe?! After all, Iceland is in Europe, so we should get them cheaper, right? A sheepskin like that costs at least the double amount here, often more.

  2. Emma,

    every time i look at you blog i regret passing-up on that job offer in Stockholm.

    i too was surprised that after ‘crunching the numbers’ my pricing comes in lower than if purchased right there in Europe – considering the fact that i have to load all those sheep on a plane to get to this side of the ocean!

    could it be that the higher taxes over there are included in the price tag?

    i’m just happy to know i can offer to the North American at a very competitive price!

  3. You could still come here on vacation instead! :) Stockholm is best in the summer anyway, this time of year isn’t very nice at all. But then again, Canada and Sweden have quite similar climates, so I guess you are used to the cold and darkness?

    Yes, perhaps it’s the taxes. We have a 25% sales tax here in Sweden, how high is the sales tax in Canada?

    Ps. Do you actually load a whole plane with sheep? Wouldn’t it be easier to just take the skins? ;)

  4. They’re definitely pretty, and I love the look! But I don’t know if I would go so far as to call them eco-friendly if you still have to skin an animal to get one. While the tanning chemicals used must make a difference, wouldn’t a more sustainable option be to shear, spin, and knit rather than kill and skin?
    I’m no expert by any means, though, so I’m not too sure!

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