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10 Stunning Wool Pillows Milled in USA with Heritage Sheep Breeds

Posted on May 09 2019

10 Stunning Wool Pillows Milled in USA with Heritage Sheep Breeds
CELEBRATE International Heritage Breeds Week with us this May.

Nature’s finest fiber - from warm and earthy browns, beige and creams, to classic black, white and greys - all JG SWITZER wool pillows are created using biodegradable and sustainable wool, and most are naturally colored by mother nature.

Hand milled with love at our design workshop in Northern California, where we make our own pure wool fabric from Heritage and other premium sheep breeds.

Heirloom sheep are similar to Heirloom Seeds, which have been carefully cultivated and passed down through generations, but now must be protected and preserved for future generations.

 

Many domestic American sheep breeds are on the equivalent of the Endangered Species List for small domestic animals, a list maintained by The Livestock Conservancy.

JG SWITZER is an ardent admirer and proud sponsor of the Livestock Conservancy’s Shave 'em to Save 'Em Initiative for these Heritage Sheep breeds on rarewool.org. We’d also like to thank The Livestock Conservancy for their help and support in our combined endeavour. 

Your purchase will help support the farmers who’ve kept, and are still keeping these small flocks of Heritage sheep breeds alive.

 

Hand-Milled Wool Fibershed Lumbar Pillow - Small 

       

      Ultimate wool, hand-milled and sewn at JG Switzer's design workshop in Northern California. Milled with "Luna the Loom" and painted with Heritage Sheep wool: Shetland, Merino and local California sheep sourced from Fibershed. 

       

      The Wensleydale Wool Pillow - Small

       

      This pillow is named after the sheep that adorn its face, The long-locked Wensleydale, farmed locally in California. Available in Shetland Grey or White. White is 30% silk and 70% Merino and the Shetland Grey is Shetland wool.

       

      The Tahoe Wool Pillow - Medium

       

      Rich, natural brown and grey, no two alike. Reversible with different back design means you can have twice the pillow! Milled by hand with Shetland sheep wool, listed on the Livestock Conservancy list as an "at risk" breed. 

       

      The Cloud Wool Pillow - Medium

       

      Made of Shetland sheep wool, with the cloud pattern created by hand using Blue Faced Leicester wool. Shetland sheep are both listed on the Livestock Conservancy's list as "at risk" breeds, and Blue Faced Leicster is so fun to say!  A magnificent, long nosed gorgeous sheep, also rare.

       

      The Luna Wool Pillow - Medium

         

        Dreamy, enchanting and abstract. No two Luna pillows will ever be alike, these are artisan crafted in design workshop in Sebastopol, California where we "paint" with wool.  Inspired by our closest celestial friend. 

        The Tahoe Wool Pillow - Large

         

        Rich, natural brown and grey, no two alike. Reversible with different back design means you can have twice the pillow! Milled by hand with Shetland sheep wool, listed on the Livestock Conservancy list as an "at risk" breed. 

        The Wensleydale Wool Pillow - Large


         

        This pillow is named after the sheep that adorn its face, The long-locked Wensleydale, farmed locally in California. Available in Shetland Grey or White. White is 30% silk and 70% Merino and the Shetland Grey is Shetland wool.

         

        The Luna Wool Pillow - Large

         

        Dreamy, enchanting and abstract. Inspired by our closest celestial friend. Made and hand painted with Blue Faced Leicester wool, milled in JG Switzer's design workshop in Sebastopol, California. 

         

        Genesis Wool Pillow - Body Pillow

         

        Milled from Blue Faced Leicester sheep wool, the volcanic "wave" pattern is painted by hand using raw silk and wool mix. A descendant of Leicester Long wool sheep, listed on the Livestock Conservancy's list as "at risk" breeds.

        Abstract Wool Pillow - Body Pillow

         

         

        Made and hand painted with Blue Faced Leicester wool, this pillow is hand milled in JG Switzer's design workshop in Sebastopol, California. No two alike, and reversible with different design on back means you have twice the pillow.