WOOL is a natural fibre that has been used for centuries. It is only in the last 20 years or so that WOOL is being recognised for its extra-ordinary properties. Such recognition has been the result of careful breeding programs and technology improvement. Improved treatment of raw wool and development of processing techniques have led to wool products that are now accepted and being developed around the world. Fine and Ultra fine wool is now widely sought after by the fashion and outdoor garment industries. Layering of clothing by people engaged in outdoor activity has promoted wool to the top of acceptability and desirability. MerinoRead More →

  Wool..the miracle fibre, has been used for therapeutic purposes for centuries. This is because of the unique properties of the wool fibre. A scanning electron microscope shows that the wool fibre has an outer surface layer of scales- see left. These scales protect the inner core of the fibre and are also the cause of felting, whereupon fibres wrap around one another. These fibres are disinfected and conditioned when they are washed in Woolskin. Wool fibres of Merino sheep are fine..ie they have a low fibre diameter and have a distinct ripple or crimp. The crimp provides fibre elasticity that is important for pressure reduction.Read More →

Washing of sheepskin is dependent on the tanning processed used to preserve the hide. Not all sheepskins are washable. Those that are washable have been specially selected and then chrome tanned. If a sheepskin has not been chrome tanned it will probably be damaged as a result of washing. The story is not just this simple. If a sheepskin is not washable, it can probably be effectively dry cleaned. If the sheepskin is washable, it can be safely washed in warm water with a sheepskin detergent to disinfect and condition the wool and leather backing. The best detergent is the one developed in Australia by theRead More →

Australian Medical Sheepskin Footwear has been designed by orthopedic specialists with proper support and pressure sore prevention in mind. The rubber sole ensures a slip-free supported  boot that looks good, feels good and protects. Shear Comfort produces a range of footwear to suit all situations. The Shear Comfort Pressure Care Boot offers protection and an open toe for post surgery observation. Full rubber sole. The Shear Comfort Wrap Around Boot enables the wearer so slide the foot into the boot from the back and hold it in place with a Velcro tab. Full rubber sole. The Shear Comfort Slipper Boot has a soft sole for use in theRead More →

Shear Comfort produces 2 product lines of wool products. One is made from authentic Australian Medical Sheepskin; the other is made from Merino wool that has been shorn from the sheep and knitted into a backing material. The latter is called: Pressure Smart XD1900. The name is derived from the fact that the product is Extra Dense to the extent that it weighs at least 1900 grams per square meter. How do the 2 product types compare? Australian Medical Sheepskin                                  Pressure Smart  XD1900 Colour Medical Green Royal Blue Sizes 28” x 38” – Sheepskin Overlay (M102) 30” x 60” – Superior Overlay (SC104)  Read More →

Wool is sold by auction in Australia. The unique properties of wool make it a very desirable fibre for many end products and companies around the world bid against one another for the available wool. Similarly, top quality sheepskins are in high demand, forcing higher prices for the end customer. Week ending Feb 17, 2017  “Record highs ended the week at Australian wool auction markets during a series that saw prices resisting adverse currency fluctuations and initial reticence by overseas bidders to pay higher levels. Most types were in the super-fine Merino segment. Prices were all quoted as being dearer for wools finer than 18 micronRead More →

Wool, the miracle fibre, has been shown to have a unique set of  qualities that prevent pressure sores. The WOOL fibre is: Natural and renewable – a new fleece is produced by each sheep every year and must be shorn for the best health of the sheep. Friction/Shear– wool has a low coefficient of friction, allowing the body to move over it without grabbing and tearing fragile skin. Sunsafe – wool has naturally high UV protection. Flame retardant – wool fibre has a higher ignition temperature than many other fibres and is flame retardant up to 600º C. It also produces less toxic fumes in a fire. BiodegradableRead More →

Shear Comfort Pressure Care Boots are the solution for people who have just had foot surgery or have toe problems. The open toe allows for easy toe observation and foot care. Made from Australian Medical Sheepskin and designed by orthopedic specialists. The rubber sole allows for use in and out of doors. For more information and to buy, click: OrderRead More →

Shear Comfort Wrap Around Boots offer comfort, warmth and protection. Made from Australian Medical sheepskin and designed by orthopedic specialists, these Boots are easy to take on of off. Adjustable Velcro straps enable perfect fitting for all feet.   The Rubber sole makes the Wrap Around Boot safe and wearable out of doors. To Order and for more product information click: OrderRead More →

Shear Comfort produces an extensive range of footwear designed to protect the feet of people with diabetes and reduced blood circulation. This footwear is made from Australian Medical Sheepskin. Australian Medical Sheepskin has been shown to reduce pressure, skin moisture and shear..the 3 major causes of pressure sores, bed sores and decubitus ulcers. Shear Comfort footwear has been designed by orthopedic specialists to ensure comfort and protection from pressure sores. Most products have a rubber sole designed to allow use of the footwear in and out of doors. All Shear Comfort footwear is machine washable in Woolskin and is warranteed for up to 50 washes.Read More →