The Shetland Tannery Ltd. is a retail company that provides luxury sheepskins and Shetland lifestyle products. 


Founded by Natalie Cairns- Ratter in Shetland, 2012, Natalie started The Shetland Tannery from her croft with a leatherwork certificate and drive to create a company that offers a nod to the traditional Shetland lifestyle. 

From tanning her first sheepskin, the business has grown new products and processes and has successfully evolved since.


In true Shetland tradition, Natalie has passed on her craft and love for the rural life.


The Shetland Tannery is now run by Natalie’s identical twin sister, Stephanie Cairns.

Stephanie proudly holds a Sculpture degree (University of Edinburgh 2010) has experience working in online retail and creates fashion illustrations in her free time.


Our process

All of our sheepskins undergo the process of tanning, precisely and skilfully done within the UK. 

We work with another British tannery so we can provide our beautiful Shetland Tannery sheepskins all year round. 

Once tanned our sheepskins are hand-finished by The Shetland Tannery to luxury standards.

We're proud to offer all products that represent our business ethos.