Only around three percent of all the lambskins in Australia meet our demanding requirements. Only in Australia can we find the skin type that we need. The key factor in achieving the quality for which Mattes is famous is the perfect combination of fine yet dense wool, and durability. Read on to find out why our lambskin is superior to all other materials and where it comes from. You and your horse are both sure to love our lambskin products. Guaranteed.
Did you know? Worldwide, only four companies buy Super Premium Quality lambskin. Of those, three are involved in the Japanese market, producing futon mattresses. As the fourth buyer, Mattes uses the best lambskins to manufacture its products, making it unique in the equestrian sector.
Our lambskins come from crossbreed animals, known for their medium-fine wool with an excellent texture and superb density. We buy all our hides from Australia where trained pickers select them for us based on our strict quality criteria.
You can rest assured that it’s not just horses and their health that our company holds close to its heart, but all of nature and its creatures: the sheep are all raised in the open air under species-appropriate conditions; our Australian farmers have decades of experience and superb reputations. The sheep are actually raised for their meat, so their skins are just a by-product.
The external temperature has little influence on the microclimate that is created between the horse and the saddle. The inside of your horse generates an enormous amount of heat and a light saddle pad simply can’t handle that. What’s more, a thin layer does not absorb your horse’s sweat and the solid padding of the saddle is sitting almost directly on your horse’s skin.
Our lambskin is completely different – it effectively regulates the temperature and can absorb a lot of sweat: The wool fibres are multi-layered and have a scaly surface; these scales spread apart when they get damp, increasing their area and enabling them to absorb up to eight times their own weight in moisture. The lambskin is also great at distributing pressure evenly, preventing rubbing or chafing. This all means that our lambskin products are the perfect choice for summer too
It goes without saying that our great passion is lambskin products for equestrian sport. But did you know that Mattes lambskins are also found in top quality seat covers for cars and aircraft and professional paint rollers, polishing discs and washing mitts?
To create robust lambskin foot mats for prestige car manufacturers such as Bentley, we only use top quality materials and offer our wide range of colours.
Mattes provides the aviation industry with lambskins which are used as covers for pilot’s seats and even to equip the whole aircraft. Our lambskins grace commercial aircraft as well as corporate and private planes. Most pilot’s seats in Boeing aircraft are fitted with our lambskin covers as standard.
Long life and superb colour coverage when painting are the hallmarks of professional paint rollers made from our lambskin. The special structure of the top quality wool fibres enables the roller to hold more paint, meaning that colour is transferred more efficiently and quickly than with man-made fibre rollers.
Commercial users rate lambskin highly on polishing discs or polishing mitts. Lambskin washing mitts are gentle on paint, making them excellent for top quality hand car washes.