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Icelandic Sheepskin vs. Australian Sheepskin: Wild & Shaggy or Soft & Plush

Icelandic Sheepskin vs. Australian Sheepskin: Wild & Shaggy or Soft & Plush

Icelandic sheepskin rugs have a wild, shaggy look and feel to them; Australian sheepskin rugs are soft and plush. Descended from sheep the Vikings brought to Iceland, Icelandic sheepskin is thicker, coarser and long, with 4 – 6” pile (wool length). Australian sheepskin rugs, on the other hand, come from sheep of Merino wool heritage, [...]

Overland’s Pet Llamas

Overland’s Pet Llamas

The Leahy Family, pioneers of the Overland Sheepskin Co.,consider a fleet of nearly 200 llamas to be their beloved pets. Approximately 15 years ago, Mea Lama (sister of co-owner Roger Leahy) attended an exotic animal auction a quarter of a mile west of the Overland headquarters in Fairfield, Iowa. With the intention of breeding and selling them, [...]

A Rollicking Weekend at the Rodeo

A Rollicking Weekend at the Rodeo

Get your cowboy hats on and your 8-second timers ready… it’s a rollicking rodeo weekend in the southwest!  Santa Fe and Taos – two cities with Overland stores – are both holding their annual rodeos this weekend.

A Buyer’s Guide: How to Find the Perfect Sheepskin Coat

A Buyer’s Guide: How to Find the Perfect Sheepskin Coat

One of life’s eternal dilemmas is how to dress for warmth in the winter without sacrificing style, as trendy coats are generally not designed to protect you in windy or freezing weather.

LOOK BOOK: Shearling Sheepskin Coats – A Must-Have for Fall & Winter!

LOOK BOOK: Shearling Sheepskin Coats – A Must-Have for Fall & Winter!

Shearling coats, jackets and capes ruled the runways during Fall Fashion Week 2010. Designers showcased luxe shearling with surprising frequency — and we can’t say we blame them!