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WeatherWool uses real Mouton, the plushest true fleece, to line the inside of our Mouton Jacket, Vest, Hat and Muff. No plastic here!
WeatherWool uses real Mouton, the plushest true fleece, to line the inside of our Mouton Jacket, Vest, Hat and Muff. No plastic here! Here, Mouton Pelt showing back hide

Mouton Pelt


For us, Mouton is a component that we use in the manufacture of some of our products (Mouton Jacket, Mouton Vest, Mouton Hat, Hand Muff).    However, so many people love the feel of Mouton that we are frequently asked if entire skins are available. People use them for rugs, chair coverings, pet beds and to make things. Mouton is relatively easy to work with for those who are craft-minded, and can be used in a huge variety of clothing, accessories, pillow covers, slippers, trims, etc. We are extremely fond of Mouton too.

Mouton was originally developed as an alternative to wild furs, such as beaver and seal.

The word "Mouton" is French for sheep. In the fur trade, Mouton refers to an extremely select pelt of a lamb that has been treated to offer some remarkable properties.

Like all WeatherWool components, our Mouton is pure American. Americans have very little appetite for the meat of adult sheep. Virtually all sheep that are raised for meat in the USA are processed as lambs at about one year old. The pelts of all these lambs are used. Those pelts that are of the very highest quality -- less than 1% of all pelts -- are selected for processing into Mouton.

There are several steps in the creation of a Mouton Fur.  First, the lamb must grade out to ‘Mouton potential’ ... it must have the dense, soft, and uniform fleece necessary for Mouton. When the raw pelt is shipped to the tannery, it is graded again, and about 15% of the Mouton candidates are rejected at this point.  Acceptable pelts are tanned, then heat treated to make the wool fibers even more water-resistant and straight, and extremely soft and glossy.  The fleece is sheared to a uniform length of 5/8 inches (1.6 cm) and dyed. Our favorite color is a rich BROWN (Spice Brown), but BLACK, WHITE and GRAY are also available.

Wool, and therefore Mouton as well, is considered by the medical profession to be hypoallergenic.

Mouton cannot be washed, because of the leather, but does resist soiling fairly well. If necessary, it can be cleaned by professionals who launder furs.

Because these are lamb pelts, they vary in size. Pelts average slightly over 10 square feet (almost 1 square meter). We’ll select the nicest pelts in our inventory for filling these orders. Please remember the Mouton is a natural product and there is some variability.

Also, the tannery accepts retail orders, so feel free to contact them directly:

Colin is our contact at The Nugget Company, in Texas:, 210-872-9575

Thank You! --- Ralph


Updated 17 June ---  Ralph


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Our Fabric

Our Fabric is the heart of what we do. We make our own Fabric, starting with raw wool carefully and specifically selected from a small group of ranches in the USA that meet our certification standards of long, strong, and comfortable fibers.


Where is it made?

All of our products are 100% made in the USA using 100% American-made wool and materials. We pay American citizens to make all of our garments. See more.

Is WeatherWool in retail stores?

No, it is only available directly through this Website.

What are your garments designed for?

We set out to make the best All-Purpose outerwear possible and we take that "ALL" part seriously. While some items may be better then others for specific needs we like to think we have the perfect garment for anything you do outside regardless if it is in the serving in military, hunting, camping, city, country, work or worship.

Why is it so expensive?

We never cut a single corner at any step. We make our own fabric, from the best wool in the USA. There are over 45 steps in making our fabric alone. We use the highest quality materials made in the USA. We have owner operated customer service on call to serve you and offer free shipping in USA and Canada as well as hassle free returns.

Is WeatherWool Merino Wool?

Not exactly. Merino is great wool and has been very well marketed over the years but pure merino alone is not actually suitable for us.

We select our wool based on a number of characteristics including micron, strength, length, and comfort factor. With the help of our advisor Bob Padula we have determined the perfect recipe for our goals. Thanks to modern equipment we can test all the wool before we buy it and that wool is primarily coming from Rambouillet and Targhee breads.

How do you clean WeatherWool

Short answer, you almost never need to. It's self cleaning. We've had garments we've worn for 7 years that have never been cleaned other then some rain.

However, things happen. If a lukewarm bath and dry flat doesn't do the trick, you can try wool-cleaner. Our full cleaning page is here.

Can bugs bite through your fabric?

We have not heard of any that can.

What is your customer service policy?

Our customers will be taken care of.

Full Customer Service policy can be found here.


No Risk Returns

No-Risk Testing / No-Risk Policy ... We can't have anyone unhappy!.

Free Shipping USA and Canada

We offer free shipping in the USA and Canada.

Call 24/7 Anytime

1 (831) 704- 1776 (831-July 4th 1776)

About us

Founders / Owners

WeatherWool was founded in 2009 by Ralph and Debby DiMeo. Together with their children and a few friends they maintain 100% ownership of the company. Their full story can be read here.

Direct Connection To The Source

We make our own Fabric, starting with raw wool carefully and specifically selected from a small group of ranches in the USA that meet our certification standards. This isn't no stock photo. We're actually out there during shearing sampling wool and sharing stoies and good times with the ranchers and their families.

The Best We Can Figure Out

While most companies decide a price point, and reverse engineer a garment to meet that retail price, WeatherWool does the opposite. We make the best garment we can figure out how to make at every decision we face.Although our garments seem pricey to some our profit margins are below average and you're getting more value for your money and assurance that you're getting some of the best wool in the world.

Customer Reviews

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