Urban Austral- Sheepskin Insoles

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Urban Austral- Sheepskin Insoles



Naturally soft, warm and comfortable. The perfect fit for any of your shoes! Handmade in Patagonia from up-cycle lamb leather. Trim down easily to fit your needs. Made to last! Wash with cold water and neutral detergent in the washing machine, lay flat to dry. 

Benefits of Sheepskin:

ANTIPERSPIRANT: Wool absorbs up to 30% of it's weight on humidity before feeling wet. Wool is also great when it comes to resisting mildew and mold. It repels moisture, and allows it to pass through its fibers leaving very little for molds and mildews to grow on. This makes it wonderful in creating products that resist body odors and provide a healthier environment for users. Diabetics may find that it provides relief, since there appears to be a connection between molds and the condition.

THERMOREGULATOR: Cool in summer and warm in winter. The natural temperature regulating properties in wool helps to reduce heat when it's too hot, and increase warmth when it's too cold, so you stay at a comfortable temperature. In adults, keeping at a stable temperature when sitting or lying down on a sheepskin can help promote better blood circulation. 

ANTIBACTERIAL: Sheep wool is 100% protein. This is why it creates an uninviting environment for bacterial development. One of the most intriguing properties of wool is that it is composed of the same protein that makes up the outer protective layer of your skin. This means it works in complete harmony with your body's own protective mechanisms. It has natural recovery properties too and a higher level of built-in UV protection than many other fibers. Wool fibers are resilient and springy, making them ideal for clothing.

NURTURES, COMFORTS + INSULATES: Use sheeps wool to create a soft and padded foundation for your foot. Wool is durable, fire retardant, resists static, dirt and dust, and is non-allergenic. Wool is also sustainable and renewable. Wool is a nurturing, natural, hollow fibre that provides a soft cushioning layer for comfort. The coiled spring-like tubular structure of wool fibre allows it to bend up to 20,000 times before breaking. As a result it provides a gentle flexible support and pressure relief while preventing shearing. It provides the perfect solution for bedridden patients, dramatically reducing the incidents of bed sores. And if its fibrers get trapped in an open wound, they simply become part of the scab and harmlessly disappear when the scab falls off. The bottom line is that wool reduces patient healing time and increases comfort and well-being.

More about Urban Austral: No factories! Just women working comfortably at home. Urban Austral is an ethical company that sets their own prices for products sold to companies around the world and pays their artisans fairly for their work. All insoles are up-cycled from food waste in Patagonia, Chile. Made and sold by local artisans in Patagonia. 

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