The origin of Sherpa
The word Sherpa is believed to originate from the people of the East. The name Sherpa is pronounced “sharwa” by the natives. Years before mountain-climbing became important in the Himalayas, Sherpa stood for the group of people who migrated from Nepal from Eastern Tibet. Where they migrated to in Nepal has become a national park and one of their villages is the starting point for scaling Mount Everest. The Sherpas are also known as excellent guides for trekkers and loyal best friends for the mountaineer. They ensure that these trekkers are safe, set up camp for them and give the best services for accompanying camper. They do charge fees for their escort services
Shearling vs Sherpa as materials used for pullovers
When it comes to braving the snow, shearling and Sherpa are the two main materials that are normally used. They are both used for making winter clothing and keeping warm when temperatures go down. Shearling is the term for a lamb that has been sheared only once with its wool intact. By the time the sheared hair has gone through processing, it still will have the wool attached to the skin. Lambskin that is sheared is used for jackets, coats, mittens, hats, slippers, boots and more. Fur has always been essential for survival since the olden times. From the times of World War, I & II shearlings were used and even up until now it appears on the modern runway for those going outdoors. Shearling material is comfortable and also good clothing when you want to keep warm. The main process to follow to get shearling material is to ensure that the sheepskin is tanned and dyed and the wool is unaffected in the process. The benefits of shearling include its ability to retain heat in very frigid temperatures. It’s also water repellent in its outer suede build. Its durability prevents it from being easily torn, ripped or snagged. It does not give you an allergic reaction, it’s flame resistant and is antibacterial. A touch of it in your wardrobe is pure luxury. It doesn’t become ugly with age but even looks better with time.
When it comes to Sherpa pullovers, it is made from polyesters, cotton or acrylic. It may in other times be known as “faux shearling” due to its resemblance of the wool lined apparel worn by the Sherpas of Nepal. Sherpa is used as lining for the coats and jackets and the pullovers worn at wintry times. It does so well in freezing temperatures. Sherpas like shearling are also used for boots, slippers, hats and blankets also. Sherpa is less expensive than the shearling but you have to choose the quality ones so that you do not end up with a purchase that is of inferior quality. It performs well under cold weather and keeps you warm.
Sherpa pullovers are for the cold weather
On its own, the Sherpa would not be suitable to brave the frigid weather as a material for pullovers. But with its micro suede design added to the Sherpa lining creates a very tough material that helps against cold. Some clothing companies have also attempted to make Sherpa pullovers without the animal skin. They wanted to see whether it will be able to withstand the weather like the ones with the wool lining. It is easy to clean, they are very warm. Sherpa pullovers are lighter than those made of shearling but insulate you better. It also dries quickly when laundered. Sherpa pullovers have made a name for itself by being able to withstand cold weather. Sherpa pullovers can be made without animal products. Sherpa has made itself a name in cold weather. Sherpa pullovers are available in different designs for the fashionable, rugged, workaholics, luxurious and those that just cannot take in the bitter pills of the winter. They are built to last and for warmth.