Sheep-rearing has been an additional branch of animal husbandry in Estonia, in addition to bovine and pig farming. The number of sheep has been constantly decreasing, particularly due to low profitability and the general decline of agricultural production during the 1990s. The sheep are important farm animals in Estonia, from the environmental protection viewpoint, as they help to take care of and maintain semi-natural plant communities.
In the Nordic countries, lamb-wool is the source of subsistence for a lot of people who make woollen items of clothing (socks, mittens and gloves, pullovers). The majority of sheep wool produced in Estonia is being used as handicraft yarn to make woollen products.
Sheep wool absorbs moisture and “breathes”. Warmth and dryness are useful for babies and the elderly, and in case of back pain or joint problems, alleviating headaches and soreness in the neck. Lambskin on a car seat, armchair or bed keeps your back warm, without making it moist, thus decreasing the hazard of catching a cold later. Lanoline within the composition of wool prevents the formation of static charges – this is the reason why woollen items do not collect pieces of dust. This is of great help for allergic people.
The products offered by Estcraft are not from mass production! All items can be tailor-made personally for you! Do not hesitate to send your specific requests and size numbers.
In order to do this contact us directly via e-mail or, while making your order, write your measurements and sizes on the ‘additional information’ section, or fill in the format “Special orders” in the menu.