About VNS

Vermont Natural Sheepskins is the only all-natural, sustainable tannery in the eastern United States. We are committed to providing our farmers and customers with an environmentally sound alternative to the conventional tanning industry. VNS has a reputation for producing high-quality, family-safe, hand-crafted sheepskins. We offer custom tanning, but we also have a steady line of locally raised EOV certified sheepskins for sale as part of our partnership with Southshire Meats.

Pricing

Small Lambskin

Base Minimum charge

$75

Medium Lambskin

30-40 inches long

$95

Large Lambskin

41-48 inches long

$110

Adult
Ewes

Requires 2-3 weeks

$200+

Adult Rams

Requires 3-5 weeks

$300+

Additional costs

  • Extra-long wool (>6 inches): $20

  • Extra-large breeds (skins in excess of 4 feet long): $30

  • Very long, felt-prone fleeces (Navajo-Churro, Icelandic, and Scottish Blackface): minimum charge starts at $100

  • Salt curing*: $30

    *only available to customers whose lambs were slaughtered at Higley Hill Processing

  • Extra wash (heavier than usual dirt): $20

  • Remove tail, leg bones, or other parts: $5 each

  • Goat skins: +$15 over equivalent-sized sheepskins

  • Combing already tanned skins: $30

  • Removal of burdock or other matter*: $30/hour

    * if possible. We reserve the right to return skins unbrushed if they contain too much debris.

  • Extra-long wool (>6 inches): $20

  • Extra-large breeds (skins in excess of 4 feet long): $30

  • Very long, felt-prone fleeces (Navajo-Churro, Icelandic, and Scottish Blackface): minimum charge starts at $100

  • Extra wash (heavier than usual dirt): $20

  • Remove tail, leg bones, or other parts: $5 each

  • Goat skins: +$15 over equivalent-sized sheepskins

  • Combing already tanned skins: $30

  • Removal of burdock or other matter*: $30/hour

  • Salt curing**: $30

    * if possible. We reserve the right to return skins unbrushed if they contain too much debris.

    **only available to customers whose lambs were slaughtered at Higley Hill

Sign up for Custom Tanning Services

Our custom tanning services have always been at the heart of Vermont Natural Sheepskins. We take pride in creating high-quality finished products that add value to your animals and reduce waste in our food system.

For custom tanning services please fill out the form below.

* Please make sure you have properly cured your skins before shipping.

    1. all custom tanning is done at your own risk
    2. VNS will only accept properly salt-cured skins
    3. specific results are not guaranteed
    4. skins sent for tanning must only be from domestic farm animals that were healthy at the time of slaughter

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