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As conscientious buyers, we’re always looking for sustainable, ethical choices. One question that often comes to mind is how ethical it is to use sheepskin?

Sheepskin is the hide of a sheep with the fleece on. It is one of the most natural and unique materials you will ever find. 

The sheepskin we use is a by-product of the meat industry, meaning the primary reason for raising sheep is for meat, and their skins are used afterward, reducing waste and utilising what would otherwise be discarded.

After sheep are processed for meat, and their wool has been shorn, the sheepskin undergoes a process called tanning.

A complicated and long method to make the skin incredibly soft and fluffy, which is then carefully cut and stitched to create our cuddly and soothing FLATOUTbears.

Do we consider using sheepskin ethical? Yes, but only under certain conditions.

  • We stand behind farmers who treat their animals well and follow sustainable farming routines.
  • We choose sheepskin that’s been tanned with non-toxic methods, avoiding harmful chemicals.
  • Using the entire sheep (meat, wool, and skin), doing this promotes a more sustainable way of using resources.

Sheepskin’s natural softness makes it an excellent material for teddy bears, providing a texture that’s so soft to touch and also durable. Its natural fibers offer a high level of comfort that synthetic materials can’t ever match.

The hypoallergenic nature of sheepskin makes our flat teddy bear a practical choice for your child’s sensitive skin.


  • Sheepskin is a completely natural and biodegradable material, which makes it a sustainable and environmentally conscious choice for teddy bears.
  • With proper care, sheepskin can last for years, ensuring that your flat teddy bear will be a comforting friend for a long time.
  • The unique texture and warmth of sheepskin can help your child sleep better and longer.
  • The soothing textures of sheepskin have a calming effect on the body which may help in reducing anxiety and stress.

We have great-quality products that don’t compromise our commitment to ethical buying, respecting both the environment and animal welfare.

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