Nature at Work

 Where did the time go?

It’s a new year. February is coming to a close, and spring is just around the corner. Ah, spring, in these parts, at least, it means the return to green – green grass and green leaves, the flowers bloom and the rivers flow. The Cycle of nature is remarkable, and it never fails to amaze me how we can emerge from the the cold, white blanket we live under for 4 months to a world of color, warmth, life and energy.  This brings me inevitably to this simple phrase: “Nature at Work”.

At the 2012 ISSA Show we introduced this important message; Nature at Work describes the perfect system of growth, regeneration, reuse and reapplication that we know as nature.  Three words – nature at work; the message is simple and to the point.  It describes the world around us, and captures the essence and value of the core of the Lambskin Specialties/DUST WAND line.  Natural products work, and they are environmentally sustainable. 

Nature at Work

Nature at Work by Lambskin Specialties

For over 40 years, Lambskin Specialties has focussed on products that are manufactured from natural materials – not because it was in style or because of a green doctrine, but because they really work.  Both our wool dusters and our feather dusters are manufactured with raw materials that come from nature, not factories. 

Triple threat!

Wool dusters are a triple threat (no they don’t sing, dance and act).  The combination of static electricity, a web of fibers, and lanolin does work together harmoniously to gently and effectively attract and hold dust. It really is amazing that nature could invent such a valuable and versatil raw material. Beyond cleaning, wool has many properies that make it ideal for other applications (more on that in a future post).


Close up an personal with the wool used on our dusters.

The much maligned feather!

As I wrote in an earlier post, feather dusters have long been maligned as a product that just moves dust around, making working for cleaning staff.  But this simply isn’t the case.  Feathers gently reach in and grab dust from tough to reach spots, while protecting the most delicate and fragile surfaces.

Now don’t get me wrong, mirco fibers and synthetics do work, and they have their place in the arsenal of front line cleaning personnel.  But there is a reason why wool and feather dusters have been around for decades, and are still an industry staple – they work!  They do the job.  And now the secret is finally out – they are natural!

Put nature to work with the DUST WAND line of wool dusters and feather dusters.

Lambskin Specialties – “Nature at Work”.

Effective Dust Removal in Easy Reach with Dust Wand®

You’ve put it off for days, maybe even weeks…. that long reach to dust the skylight in the conference room.  The prospect of climbing a ladder to reach it wouldn’t seem as daunting if you had the right tools.

While dust may sound like a small maintenance matter, it can add up to some big labor costs and appearance issues.  The key is using products that quickly and effectively eliminate dust.  Otherwise, you are wasting time and money.

Lambskin Specialties has spent over 60 years perfecting the manufacturing of quality products for cleaning and dusting, specializing in its line of Dust Wand lambswool dusters, floor finish applicators and polishing bonnets.

Since Lambskin Specialties introduced the wool duster to the maintenance industry over 40 years ago, it has accumulated decades of experience in creating the highest quality dusting products.  The Dust Wand line has models designed to attack every dusting job; from floor moldings to desk tops; from high walls to sky-high light fixtures.

Line Variety
From the original Dust Wand to the recently unveiled MultiFlex Pad Holder (designed for cleaning difficult contoured surfaces such as bathtubs and Jacuzzis), Lambskin Specialties offers more dusting and surface cleaning equipment solutions than you can shake a dust pom at!

There are dusters ranging from premium ostrich feathers to economy turkey feather dusters.  The super-sized Big Red, a 36″ lambswool duster is designed for restoration clean-up. A full line of window washing cleaning tools is available including microfiber window strip washers, natural and synthetic chamois, window squeegees and automotive windshield squeegees.

“Over the years we have diversified our line of products to meet just about any dusting or flat surface cleaning need,” points out Myron Schultz, director of sales and marketing for Lambskin Specialties.  “To give you an idea of how deep our product categories are, we have over 22 dusters in our feather duster line alone. Our commitment to our customers is to provide the right tools for their various needs.”

Attention to Quality
When you wrap your fingers around a Dust Wand handle, you immediately feel the attention to quality.  The sturdy handle construction allows for long reaches with no bowing, cracking, breaking, or sliding.

You’ll also notice the quality of the dusting pom.  There is a consistency in the length and density of the wool fibers to deliver more effective dust removal and a longer product life.

Lambskin Specialties applies the same quality in the manufacture of its WindowPro line of scrub sleeves and t-bars.  The sleeves are manufactured with a specially designed fabric – both standard and microfiber – and are built to last with the inside seems reinforced to prevent the T-Bar from breaking through.  And speaking of T-Bars, each unit is designed to convert to a 6” T-Bar – that is two for the price of one!

If you are wondering about the best product for your needs, visit the Lambskin Specialties website at and click on the “Dusting 101” training module.  Or, call the experts at Lambskin Specialties at 1.800.665.0202,