A Family Business

Skandilock is a family business with its roots firmly set in the small community of Svenljunga, Sweden. Today the company is one of Europe’s foremost producers of designer-made sheepskin products and we are proud to have been leading the way in sheepskin processing for nearly 30 years. The skills, expertise, and craftsmanship we possess today were first learned by my father, Frank Borgvall, who was the co-founder of the tannery Berederi AB Scandinavia in the 1960s.

Our vision is to bring high-quality sheepskin into homes and public areas for many to enjoy. This being said, we need to perform this task in a manner that ensures animals’ and peoples’ health and safety and has as little impact on our environment as only possible. This is our mission.

Pairing genuine qualities with modern craftsmanship, our sheepskin offers a pleasurable encounter with an unique material. With its gentle feel, it generates an inviting atmosphere and affords you the opportunity to provide each space with its own personal expression.

This is our ongoing story – and we sincerely hope that it becomes your inspiration too.

Best Regards, Claes Borgvall, CEO

Material Focused

Our company has sprung from a strong desire to explore a fantastic material. Sheepskin with its unique combination of leather on the one side and wool on the other opens up a wealth of possibilities. It is beautiful to behold and possesses a wonderful tactile feel. The skin regulates temperature in a natural manner which contributes towards enhanced well-being as the wool keeps warm in cold weather and has a cooling effect when it is hot. Our knowledge of, and expertise in how best to refine sheepskin, are what makes us one of the leading companies on the market.

In order to find the most suitable skins we work with a relatively limited source of raw material. The difference in the wool’s structure, density, and thickness means that the skin’s ability to absorb dye varies within the same color batch. It is these qualities that enable us to achieve a unique product where each skin is characterized by its own very specific features.

“We shall never enrich our home environment at the cost of animals’ and humans’ health or the earth’s resources.”

We work consistently at imposing the highest possible requirements on our suppliers and business associates. The animal stock which constitutes the raw material in our products is raised and treated in accordance with our specifications and the sheep farms with which we have the privilege of working with are among the best in the world. They possess enormous experience stretching back over several generations in time and, thanks to that, have preserved the animals’ traditional way of life. This makes it possible for us to offer you a unique product of the highest quality and, at the same time, ensure the animals’ wellbeing.

Read more about our practical work surrounding animal husbandry and sustainability matters under Sustainability.