Material guide

The Karl Donoghue brand sets out to push the perception of shearling and leather within our collections. There are many different skin types available to us, all offering different characteristics and texture. We hope this skin guide offers a more detailed insight in to the skins we have used with in the current collection.

Toscana Lambskin

This soft and sumptuous long wool Spanish lambskin is a classic and elegant shearling. With unique finishes and glossy ironed wool this lightweight skin makes it perfect for statement outerwear pieces and luxurious accessories.

Cashmere touch lambskin

Beautifully soft, cashmere touch lambskin appears light and fluffy and resembles the feel of cashmere knitwear. The ironed wool is partnered with a sumptuous and buttery suede finish, the perfect choice for cosy garments and accessories.

Lacon Lambskin

The ultra-lightweight baby lacon lambskin is hand selected for its unique characteristics. This skin features the finest flat wool which is then ironed to create a soft shine. On the reverse of the shearling is a smooth oiled finish making it perfect for lightweight reversible outerwear.

Merinillo Pincurl Lambskin

The texture and character of this shearling can vary as it is natural, there is no ironing or shearing. The skin delivers a sporty, casual finish.

Entrafino leather

This Spanish entrafino medium weight leather provides great form to coats and jackets. The soft sheen provides a contemporary look whilst the spray back finish on the reverse allows for unlined garments. The semi aniline tanning process promotes the natural beauty of the skins.

Tibetan cashmere lambskin

This stunning skin has long textural wool which is so soft to touch. Every skin varies with unique qualities. The wool has a deep free flowing pile with fine fluffy wool creating fun yet luxurious feel.


This lightweight baby calfskin features soft glossy hair creating a beautiful mirror-like sheen whilst the nappa sprayback finish on the reverse gives a supple impression of leather for full reversibility.

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