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How to care for your sheepskin

Our sheepskin are extremely durable and will last a lifetime if you give them a little care and attention. Sheepskin is a material that’s naturally liquid repellent and dirt resistant, and its wool fibres are also very resilient and spring back to their original fluffy appearance.

Shaking and brushing your sheepskins

When loose dirt has gathered between the fibres, give your sheepskins a vigorous shake to remove it - this also helps to restore the pile. When the sheepskin has matted down a bit, brush it with a coarse wire brush then hang outside for a good airing.

Cleaning your sheepskins

With sheepskin being dirt and liquid repellant, a spot clean with warm water is often enough to remove any small stains. However, if you need to clean your sheepskins more thoroughly, you can also wash it. Following these few guidelines will help keep it in great condition:

  • Hand wash in cold or lukewarm water (up to 40 C/108 F) or machine wash on a gentle cycle in cool water
  • Use a mild, enzyme-free and bleach-free detergent - specialist wool detergents are available
  • Rinse thoroughly with cool water and gently spin to remove excess water
  • Stretch the sheepskins while damp to reshape them and help prevent shrinkage
  • Hang out to dry without direct heat or sun - excessive heat will cause hardening of the leather and product shrinkage (massage the leather side to soften the skin if it does become stiff)
  • For the same reasons, avoid using the tumble dryer or iron.
  • Once dry, brush the fleece with a coarse brush to restore the wool pile.

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