JCP Leathers was established in 1992 as a tannery in the Republic of South Africa, specifically concentrating on the tanning of “wool-on-skin” sheepskins and in doing so created badly needed job opportunities for Breyten, a small rural town in the Mpumalanga Province.

JCP Leathers also manufactures the following products:

  • JCP Sheepskin Slippers & Boots

  • JCP Medical Sheepskin Products

  • JCP Industrial Sheepskin Products

Other related sheepskin products can also be considered
for manufacture on request, i.e. car seat covers, etc.

General Facts Regarding Wool

  • Wool is a “wonder fiber” and science has yet to produce a fiber with all the properties of wool.

  • Wool is a natural thermal isolator, trapping air between its fibers and thereby ensuring excellent isolation against heat loss or gain.

  • Wool absorbs and evaporate moisture. The porous fibers of wool absorb up to a third of its weight in moisture, and furthermore the porosity of the wool fiber efficiently evaporate moisture, thereby ensuring a comfortable dry skin and even body temperature.

  • Wool is elastic and resilient. The natural strong wool fiber acts like small springs, spreading body pressure and reducing pressure points.

  • Wool is naturally safe and fire resistant.

  • Wool is non-allergic, i.e. no scientific proof exists that people have an allergy for wool.



The secret of wool thus lies in the structure of the wool fibers, which is a natural thermal isolator, absorbs and evaporates moisture, maintains resilience, resists fire and is non-allergic.

Properties of Genuine Sheepskins

  • A genuine sheepskin is a by-product of the food industry. Instead of being wastefully discarded, the genuine sheepskins are tanned and utilized for the manufacture of sheepskin products.

  • Genuine Sheepskins are naturally unique, with some variations in texture and colour which is the automatic guarantee for a real genuine natural sheepskin.

  • A genuine sheepskin is a natural product, durable, lightweight and soft.

  • Genuine Sheepskins are biodegradable, i.e. like other natural materials, genuine sheepskins will return in time to its composite elements.

  • A genuine sheepskin is not two pieces of material glued together, i.e. a stiff hide suede outer glued to a synthetic imitation lining material, usually sold at a much lower price.