The Making of our Sheepskin Hot Water Bottle Covers
Our sheepskin hot water bottle covers are handcrafted in Street, Somerset, by a family-owned company founded in 1948. Now in its fifth generation, it works with around 30 craftspeople, supporting the local community.
By-products of the food industry, the sheepskins are of Australian origin, making them hardwearing. They are tanned in Turkey by a Leather Working Group-certified supplier. The Leather Working Group is a not-for-profit organisation focused on the environmental impact of leather manufacturing.
After arriving in Somerset, the sheepskins are carefully matched for colour and texture, before being cut by hand. There are several stages to the sewing of the TOAST pieces, but each is completed by a single machinist. Finally the covers are examined, trimmed, labelled and packed, ready to be sent to TOAST.