Slink lambskins are the core of Nichols' business and the heart of our success.
Key to our position in this global market is the highly specialised processing method we have developed.
This not only transforms slinks into the luxury product they are, but has enabled us to develop an unrivalled range of exciting colours and shades sought after by designers and manufacturers around the world.
In fact, our customers now know that if there's a colour they want, we'll do our utmost to create it!
Our skins are selected from lambs that die naturally at or soon after birth. When they arrive at Nichols Somerset factory, they are soaked and washed to remove any impurities before cleaning and tanning which gives the slinks both incredible strength and wonderful softness.
The skins are then 'wheeled' which produces their distinctive velvety suede feel and then treated with natural oils to build in suppleness.
Then each skin is assured for weight, size and wool character before dyeing. Finally, the skins undergo further softening processes and a rigorous quality check before being packed and ready for dispatch.