Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Australian Sheepskin Apparels SheepZorb® Wound Care Pads Defies Convention.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Stephen Playford 
Company: Australian Sheepskin Apparel
Address: 526A 45th Street East Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0W2 Canada 
Phone Number: +1-306-934-7119
Email: australiansheepskinapparel@shawbiz.ca 
Website: https://australianmedicalsheepskins.com/
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/8Bufj1wcqYu

Australian Sheepskin Apparel's SheepZorb® Wound Care Pads Defies Convention.


Australian Sheepskin Apparel today reflected on its release of SheepZorb® wound care healing pads, which was in development since 2003. The main aim was always to provide superior healing capacity compared to standard wound dressings, which trap moisture and breed bacteria. Cost savings and an improvement in life quality are realized when the wound is healed faster... and by defying convention, this wound dressing did so, with a difference.

Stephen Playford, Founder at Australian Sheepskin Apparel, says: "We wanted to try something new with SheepZorb® wound care pads. Anyone familiar with the medical products market will probably have noticed how everyone else always seemed to offer synthetic dressings that trap moisture at the wound interface and cause mucus build up, allowing bacteria to form in a puss-filled mess in the wound. These dressings are often left in place for days. We felt this was a problem because this moisture does not allow oxygen to enter the base of the wound causing the tissue to break down further. Adding extra ointments and silver to the dressing in turn causes an overabundance of moisture at the wound interface, completely preventing blood flow. (Silver is a heavy metal that does not break down in the body) The human body does not produce ointment or silver so why would the body need it to heal? The most important cell in the human body is the red blood cell as it carries the oxygen to the cells in our body. Without it tissue will deteriorate and die."


So as a welcome breath of fresh air, SheepZorb® wound pads, made from Australian medical sheepskin, has many abilities due its natural structure. Every sheepskin wool fiber is naturally hollow, thus creating a natural insulator for the body. Sheepskin leather will absorb up to 11 times it’s own weight in moisture. These two factors alone are critical to healing a wound. Australian medical sheepskin will maintain limb temperature at 37°C. Warming to standard body temperature will increase blood flow as the SheepZorb® wound care dressing absorbs excess moisture from the wound and allows for flow of oxygenated blood supply to the base of the wound. The wound is then getting the oxygen, antibiotics and proteins into the tissue requiring it.

Australian Sheepskin Apparel chose to make this move because SheepZorb® wound dressings are microbial absorbent, which means that smelly infected wounds will abate very quickly. SheepZorb® wound dressings are reusable for the same patient saving money and landfills. Further, as blood flow is increased in the limb due to maintenance of body temperature, swelling or edema will reduce as plasma is naturally absorbed back into the blood. Results have shown to be far more effective than compression wound dressings, as compression results in capillary constriction, causing a further lack of blood flow to the tissue.


Stephen Playford also said "We want to give our customers cost savings and an improvement in life quality as realized when the wound is healed faster. With SheepZorb® wound pads, they have a fresh new possibility. We want them to feel pressure reduction, moisture reduction, shear reduction, standard body temperature and overall comfort while healing when using SheepZorb® wound healing pads. Trying something new always feels like a risk, but absorbing moisture and creating blood flow are paramount to healing wounds which dramatically reduces any risk."

Australian Sheepskin Apparel has been in business for over 22 years, being established in 1996. Since Day 1 it has always aimed to offer the most naturally wonderful, comfortable and effective product for the prevention and treatment of wounds that health care has ever seen.

This isn't the first time Australian Sheepskin Apparel has defied convention either. In 1997 they caused a stir when, a donation of Australian medical sheepskins to the Royal University Hospital - Surgical Burn Unit in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, to trial usage with several patients who were high risk candidates for skin breakdown. The high temp UR medical sheepskins proved to be the most effective for patient comfort, maintaining it's softness, thickness and shape after several high temperature washings for disinfection. Other benefits of notice was the thick sheepskins' ability to absorb moisture from the patient to keep them cleaner and drier, and reduce the pressure between the patients skin and the surface of the bed, minimizing skin breakdowns and encouraging healing. After trialing the high-temp urine resistant Australian medical sheepskin, the Royal University Hospital surgical burn unit decided to purchase several more medical sheepskins to benefit more of their acutely ill and long term care patients.

SheepZorb® wound care pads are now available worldwide at our online store or if living in Canada, at local medical supply stores. To find out more about the coccyx wound care pads, it's possible to visit https://australianmedicalsheepskins.com/collections/other-products/products/cp1-medical-coccyx-pads

For further information about Australian Sheepskin Apparel, all this can be discovered at https://www.australianmedicalsheepskins.com/

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Warning About Medical Grade Sheepskin VS Synthetic and Common White Sheepskin

A Consumer Warning About White Sheepskin And Synthetics Sold Online As Medical Grade.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
 

Australian Sheepskin Apparel (ASA) have just announced its new endeavor, to take on online store sellers on Amazon, Alibaba and Etsy selling white or cream sheepskin or synthetic rugs as medical grade. Premiering their own brand of genuine medical grade green Merino sheepskin and its high temperature medical sheepskin product line. This is great news for all pressure wound patients and the medical professionals treating them. This is important information for anyone looking for an authentic and certified AS4480.1, high temperature washable, green medical grade sheepskin.




Australian Sheepskin Apparel (ASA) is a unique medical grade sheepskin supply company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. ASA has decided to make a real push to be known for its genuine high temperature medical grade sheepskin products and become the number one choice worldwide for bedsore sufferers searching for a medically certified high temperature washable medical sheepskin – who may be thinking about choosing other sheepskin sellers online instead.

Stephen Playford, CEO and founder of ASA, says: "We want to give our audience the experience of how easy authentic high temperature washable medical sheepskin is to maintain and care for." The company is now making a bit of a noise about it. Playford says it’s time to clear the doctor and patient confusion about certified AS4480.1 green medical sheepskin and needs to be addressed.

ASA has tried to separate itself from the online competition since its inception. The company is striving to do better than other sheepskin supply stores by interacting with their audience via informational videos on YouTube. Working to help educate patients and medical professionals how genuine green medical grade sheepskin stands up against common white sheepskin sold online posing as medical grade. These videos have helped many people learn more about certified AS4480.1 medical grade sheepskin. The company is also helping people directly online with wound care issues. These communication channels are some of the new endeavors Australian Sheepskin Apparel has implemented to help others and be outstanding in the industry.

Test Case Studies For Certified AS4480.1 Medical Grade Sheepskin

Stephen Playford is very pleased to be the only supplier and manufacturer of all certified medical grade green sheepskin products in North America. From medical bed pads to medical sheepskin boots and slippers, various medical device accessories, and supplying all areas of preventative medicine where bed sores and pressure ulcers are an issue. Numerous medical journal studies have been published on the certified medical grade green sheepskin AS4480.1 for wound prevention with incredible results.

(See a multilevel analysis of three randomized controlled trials of the Australian Medical Sheepskin in the prevention of sacral pressure ulcers)

(BCM Health Services Research, Study protocol Cost-effectiveness of the Australian Medical Sheepskin for the prevention of pressure ulcers in somatic nursing home patients)  

Further, Australian Sheepskin Apparel is the first company in the world to develop and copyright the certified AS4480.1 green medical sheepskin wound dressing (Sheepzorb™) for wound treatment of all wound types, regardless of the cause. People who have used the certified AS4480.1 ASA Sheepzorb™ products keep coming back when required or to help others.

 

 

Why Buy A Certified AS4480.1 Medical Grade Sheepskin?

Stephen Playford also said: “While ASA might not be the first of its kind in the world doing this, I’m extremely confident we do it the best and so I expect bed sore sufferers and other patients will continue to use our premium products over inferior synthetics and common sheepskin sellers online. Our certified AS4480.1 green medical sheepskin is specifically tanned to be easy to wash in the machine at high temperature and tumble dry at moderate to low temperature at home. It will hold its shape for years and not shrink and crinkle like other natural or synthetic sheepskins sold online today."

This announcement is a great opportunity for folks who need an authentic certified AS4480.1 green medical grade sheepskin to be well informed. So, the call goes out to new and existing customers, who can expect and enjoy the best medical sheepskin on the market today with the smoothest online buying experience possible.

About Australian Sheepskin Apparel:
Australian Sheepskin Apparel is a company serving the medical industry for more than 20 years by providing the highest quality sheepskin apparel. Their goal is to provide the comfort needs of customers no matter they may be.  Sheepskin is one of the world’s best natural insulators, and Australian Sheepskin Apparel serves as one of the leading stores to get them.

 

For up to date information, please visit https://australianmedicalsheepskin.blogspot.com/

For inquiries, please call direct +1-306-934-7119 or send an email to  australiansheepskinapparel @ shawbiz.ca.
 
Media Contact:
Company Name: Australian Sheepskin Apparel
Contact Person: Stephen Playford
Email: australiansheepskinapparel @ shawbiz.ca
Phone: +1-306-934-7119
Address: 526A 45th Street
City: Saskatoon
State: Saskatchewan S7K 0W2
Country: Canada
Website: https://australianmedicalsheepskins.com/
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/8Bufj1wcqYu





Saturday, February 16, 2019

Australian Sheepskin Apparels High Quality Medical Sheepskin Boots Defy Convention

Australian Sheepskin Apparel's Newest High Quality Medical Sheepskin Footwear Products Defies All Conventions.




For immediate release: Earlier today, Canadian medical sheepskin manufacturer, Australian Sheepskin Apparel ( ASA ) announced the release of their highest quality medical sheepskin boots - It's new short and long sheepskin boot is now paired with medium density walking soles. This has been in development for many years. The aim is to offer significant pressure reduction for walking and not just bed wear. The boots not only improve blood flow and provide prevention of pressure ulcers, shearing, diabetic and heart related foot and leg ulcers, but it does so with a difference!

Showing Something New With Medical Sheepskin Footwear


Stephen Playford, owner of Australian Sheepskin Apparel, says: "We wanted to show something new with our medical sheepskin boots that the wool fiber is in contact with all skin tissue at the same time. Anyone familiar with the medical footwear products market will probably have noticed, everyone else seems to offer a closed cell foam or hard plastic boot for offloading, or smothering bandages that actually prevent healing and protection of wounds and the skin. This is a problem because blood flow is not able to get to the wound base and create healing. In turn as moisture increases under synthetics it drowns the cells at the base of the wound. This stops the flow of red blood cells that carry the oxygen to those cells, and wounds get worse. Synthetics do not offer sustained pressure reduction, moisture absorption, reduction of shearing, or maintenance of limb and wound temperature at 37°c. Increasing blood flow for better circulation is a basic requirement to heal any type of wound."

All Natural Medical Sheepskin Slippers, Mules, Split Boots and More.

As a welcome breath of fresh air, Australian Sheepskin Apparel's medical sheepskin boots and assorted footwear products are made of all natural, certified medical grade Australian merino sheepskin. This product is offered with an optional medium density sole for ambulatory individuals. ASA chose to make this move because majority of current products in the medical industry are completely made of petroleum based products that create and trap moisture, promote shearing, offer limited protection and do not promote a healthy healing environment. The Australian government developed the medical grade sheepskin for the operating theater to stop people developing needless bed sores from surgery, costing the health system millions. The comfort factor above all else is incredible.

Promoting the Prevention and or Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

Stephen Playford also said "We want to give our customers an all natural product that helps promote the prevention and or the treatment of pressure ulcers, shearing, diabetic, heart related wounds and more, due to increasing blood flow in an already compromised situation. Australian medical sheepskin provides an environment the physiology of the human body requires for healthy living."

ASA has been in business for over 22 years, established in 1996 in Canada. Since that time they have helped so many with arthritis to amputation. These people had nowhere else to turn. Wound care solutions are sometimes influenced by big companies that don't have the patient's best interests in mind. Healing wounds no longer generates revenue.


Australian Sheepskin Apparel Challenges the Medical System and Others

ASA challenges the Canadian medical system and others that the current standard for wound healing do not follow the physiological requirements of the body that need to be met. The basics of ASA's medical sheepskin boots, mules and slippers is to help reverse the complications caused by diabetes and other circulatory problems and keep the tissue healthy. Visit Australian Sheepskin Apparel's YouTube channel to see a case study for dealing with diabetic heel wounds over six years. Read more about using medical sheepskin for the treatment of pressure ulcers here.

About Australian Sheepskin Apparel:

Australian Sheepskin Apparel is a company serving the medical industry for more than 20 years by providing the highest quality sheepskin apparel. Their goal is to provide the comfort needs of customers no matter they may be.  Sheepskin is one of the world’s best natural insulators, and Australian Sheepskin serves as one of the leading stores to get them.

For up to date information, please visit https://australianmedicalsheepskin.blogspot.com/ . For inquiries, please call direct +1-306-934-7119 or send an email to australiansheepskinapparel @ shawbiz.ca.

Media Contact:
Company Name: Australian Sheepskin Apparel
Contact Person: Stephen Playford
Email: australiansheepskinapparel @ shawbiz.ca
Phone: +1-306-934-7119
Address: 526A 45th Street
City: Saskatoon
State: Saskatchewan S7K 0W2
Country: Canada
Website: https://australianmedicalsheepskins.com/
Maps URL: https://goo.gl/maps/8Bufj1wcqYu

We are starting a Medical Sheepskin Informational Video Series that you can view on our channel playlist here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL2P21QpCoJtjUZr_ZOH_sJ9TR2ifVoX8

Video URL playlist in order:

1  - https://youtu.be/9AGtpbIZ_Mg - Intro Video Series - Australian Sheepskin Apparel
2  - https://youtu.be/LlGd7CAX3w4 - Why is it Green
3  - https://youtu.be/NHUfPjXdtdc - Wound Prevention
4  - https://youtu.be/vl_3b-qM_CA - Arthritis
5  - https://youtu.be/NJs13JKTSmo - Swollen Legs & Feet
6  - https://youtu.be/h8kSNEFnHkQ - Best Practices
7  - https://youtu.be/Dsz70-Ztb94 - Pressure Reducing Devices
8  - https://youtu.be/rhQoIFr_dMw - Hand Contractures
9  - https://youtu.be/LYGZYg5Rm7M - Use of Silver in Wound Care
10 - https://youtu.be/2LAqV2DjRgA - Elbow Wound
11 - https://youtu.be/J9vO5vwOT1w - Infection Control
12 - https://youtu.be/p0BFCloGnoo - Pressure Reduction
13a - https://youtu.be/U2vjE_rh43U - Ungradable Heel Wound - part 1
13b - https://youtu.be/OMT7Wq00dDA - Ungradable Heel Wound - part 2
14a - https://youtu.be/o8_wP8weFrM - Maintain Body Temp - part 1
14b - https://youtu.be/Zf4qq2uQzzQ - Maintain Body Temp - part 2
15a - https://youtu.be/7M3Pb8NyyP0 - Coccyx Wound - Part 1
15b - https://youtu.be/hIJap-6gUug - Coccyx Wound - Part 2
16 - https://youtu.be/5rrp14yfzOc - Red Blood Cells
17a - https://youtu.be/FkpKjwfniMk - Pre-existing Diabetic Heel Wound - part 1
17b - https://youtu.be/XBuE_JaZwoI - Pre-existing Diabetic Heel Wound - part 2

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Australian Sheepskin Apparel proudly announces their new high-quality, hi temp UR bariatric bed pad to stop bed sores and reduce sweating


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stephen Playford
Company: Australian Sheepskin Apparel
Address: 526A 45th Street Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K OW2 Canada
Contact Number: +1-306-934-7119
Email: australiansheepskinapparel@shawbiz.ca
Website: https://australianmedicalsheepskins.com/

Australian Sheepskin Apparel proudly announces their new high-quality, hi temp UR bariatric bed pad to stop bed sores and reduce sweating.




Australian Sheepskin Apparel (ASA), a top notch industry provider of warm, all natural Merino sheepskin products, announced their new extra-large (bariatric) hi-temp UR medical sheepskin overlay, a bed pad product for individuals suffering from pressure ulcers and moisture build up at the skin interface. This company prides itself on producing one of a kind medical sheepskin products, to meet the requirements and needs in the health system. Their products are scientifically tested and expert recommended to thousands of patients worldwide for a wide range of medical conditions.

All of the new products at ASA are flexible to use in acute, long term or home care settings. Each is both urine and fire resistant, high temperature (Hi-temp UR) machine washable and tumble dry. The Australian medical sheepskin (AMS) is natural sheepskin from the Merino sheep, it's not manufactured synthetic fiber. The highly versatile and lab tested product provides for pressure sore prevention. This is due to the dense hollow wool pile in contact with the leather back of AMS.



Medical practitioner Dr. Robert Carter wrote, “It provides pressure relief when placed under areas of pressure neurosis, including sacrum, heels and trochanters”. Many practitioners researched and confirmed the findings in several medical journal publications on Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment using AMS AS4480.1 medical grade green.

Australian Sheepskin Apparel has further developed a medical sheepskin wound dressing that offers unsurpassed pressure ulcer and wound treatment to patients that other devices and wound dressings on the market do not offer. The all natural medical Merino sheepskin products are suitable for those suffering from contractures, deformities and other serious health conditions. In most healthcare facilities, waterproofing is a requirement, however, service providers are at a disadvantage, that the use of plastic covers will lead to moisture affecting the skin interface.

ASA has further developed a coccyx pad that is inserted inside the incontinent garment to create pressure reduction and absorb the very acidic incontinence fluids away from the skin tissue and keep the skin clear. ASA has also stated that the hollow wool fibers move with the skin and allow the skin to breathe. This allows people to be moved without creating frictional force and don’t have the risks of skin tears, and deep ulceration.



“Despite the efficacy of the Australian medical sheepskin, most nurses are reluctant to believe in the products,” Dr. Carter said. “They generally consider sheepskin as products without Merino content or are made of a synthetic polyester pile.”

Scientifically speaking, industry standard medical sheepskins are known for the dense wool pile of Merino sheepskin, the finest quality grade sheepskin in the world. With the availability of medical bed pads and other pressure relieving products, individuals and patients worldwide are fortunate to have such a lab tested product. Each is specifically tailored to those who suffer from pressure ulceration and many other medical conditions. The use of these medically tested solutions in healthcare facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes would alleviate the high rate of bed sores prevention.

Australian Merino medical sheepskin are perfect for those who are looking for high-quality options. The products are all made from sturdy, authentic Merino sheepskin. The company uses only the most exceptional components, making the new XL medical overlay bed pads, wound dressings and other products, the best in the industry. Products are also available to different users at a very competitive rate. The entire product line is now made available online at a fair and reasonable price, guaranteeing amazing results and huge savings for a very long time.


The company has a strong reputation for offering the best natural product to a wide market. Their products are Merino sheepskin that is known for the most dense hollow wool fibre. Their products are scientifically tested for giving warmth, creating airflow and incredible comfort. They are also durable, urine resistant, fire resistant and high temperature washable (hi-temp UR certified) and tumble dry. ASA products will stand the test of time when washed with Skinsan liquid detergent (warranty requirement). The vibrant green color denotes that the Australian medical sheepskin is the industry recognized medical grade AS4480.1, as per medical journal publications. The company remains dedicated to developing their trademark medical products for individuals and patients worldwide.

Add the bed pad medical overlay or any other medical sheepskin product to the cart today. Then enjoy the huge benefits in quality and comfort let alone results, superior to any other product on the market. Contact Stephen Playford for more information. The company has an excellent team of customer representatives that are always ready to help! Take action today and realise why many people count on the company.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Canadian Manufacturer of High-Quality Australian Medical Sheepskin Announces All Products Are Now Available For Direct Purchases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stephen Playford
Company: Australian Sheepskin Apparel
Address: 526A 45th Street East Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0W2 Canada
Phone Number: +1-306-934-7119
Email: australiansheepskinapparel@shawbiz.ca
Website: https://australianmedicalsheepskins.com


Canadian Manufacturer of High-Quality Australian Medical Sheepskin Announces All Products Are Now Available For Direct Purchases.


Canadian manufacturer of high temperature washable Australian medical sheepskin (AMS), Australian Sheepskin Apparel (ASA), announces the availability of all products for direct purchases. Customers from Canada, UK, USA and all the world can now purchase the best quality sheepskins as part of the company's plans to expand the business and create better access for individuals who need to stop bed sores and heal persistent wounds.



As the population ages, the prevalence of bed sores increases everywhere in the world. Australian Sheepskin Apparel is enabling end users easier access to their product to prevent these problems from getting worse without having to wait on time constraints from health systems.

Products offered by ASA for bed sore prevention include Australian medical sheepskin bed pads, footwear, wheelchair accessories, everything from tip to toe. Medical journal publications from Australia, Europe and the USA are easily accessed online as to the effectiveness of AMS AS 4480.1. Simply visit their website to access randomized trials of Australian medical sheepskin.

The Australian Merino Sheepskin has the most dense wool fiber in the world which in turn reduces the pressure on the bony prominences of the body when laying or sitting for long periods. The hollow wool fiber will insulate the body at 37 degrees Celsius and helps optimize blood flow to the body making less work for the heart. This effect keeps you cool in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter. Australian medical sheepskin will also absorb moisture away from the skin stopping breakdown due to moisture build up. The movement of the wool fiber while rolling or turning will also stop shearing type wounds from occurring. The insulating factor of the hollow wool fiber is also a tremendous benefit for arthritis suffers to sleep pain free due to increased blood flow to the joints which helps reduce inflammation creating less pain and better sleep patterns.

Australian Sheepskin Apparel has developed and researched the miracles that Australian medical sheepskin provides for the last 22 years. Their goal now is to expand their business to anyone in the world needing help in a timely fashion.

Australian Sheepskin Apparel has further developed the worlds first disposable sterile sheepskin wound dressing that heals even the most problematic persistent wounds, caused by diabetes, trauma, surgical, pressure, moisture, shearing, burns and infectious related wounds.

Sheepskin is a widely used and recognized product for pressure reduction, insulation to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter, reduction of shear wounds etc, but what makes Australian medical sheepskin the premiere product to use, is that you can simply throw it in the washing machine and tumble dry in the dryer. No other sheepskin can do this. Skinsan detergent has been developed for AMS to keep the leather soft and supple, flush out the wool fiber and kills 99.9% of all bacteria.

This development of expanding the access to the product is due to the frustrations of many individuals trying to get health systems to change practices being used for years, in many cases with no change. Huge corporations developing synthetic dressings from foam to synthetic fiber do not want you to know of the technology that has come from a very simple product. Australian medical sheepskin was made a medical standard in Australia in 1998 and was color coded green so it is immediately identifiable as the medical grade. White or cream sheepskin or synthetic rugs made to look like sheepskin, do not perform in washing or help to stop bed sores, as synthetics create problems with the skin tissue. Many online stores will try to sell imitations or synthetic sheepskin saying they are medical. Authentic medical grade sheepskin will only have the Australian medical sheepskin medical standard label.

Australian medical sheepskin was originally designed for the operating theater, to stop people developing bed sores whilst going through surgery for hip replacements etc. The cost factor to all health systems for surgical related bed sores is staggering. The Australian Federal Government came up with the answer to help prevent this massive cost problem.

To help clear the misunderstanding and ensure that customers get only genuine Australian sheepskin, the company now makes their products available for direct purchase. Customers, no matter who they may be, from all over the UK, Canada, and the USA can purchase a wide array of medical products made of sheepskin directly from australianmedicalsheepskins.com. All they need to do is visit the site and browse through the various products they have to offer. Customers can also directly go to their products page to see their collection of high-quality medical sheepskin apparel. Their products range from chair and bed pads to footwear, all made from genuine merino sheepskin approved by the Australian Medical Association.

About Australian Sheepskin Apparel:
Australian Sheepskin Apparel is a company serving the medical industry for more than 20 years by providing the highest quality sheepskin apparel. Their goal is to provide the comfort needs of customers no matter they may be.  Sheepskin is one of the world’s best natural insulators, and Australian Sheepskin serves as one of the leading stores to get them.
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For more information, please visit https://australianmedicalsheepskins.com. For inquiries, please call direct +1-306-934-7119 or send an email to australiansheepskinapparel@shawbiz.ca.