Caring for your new sheepskin purchase
On receiving your package
We have packed your item with care, and we hope it has arrived in the same perfect condition we sent it. If it hasn’t please contact us immediately and we will aim to sort it out as soon as is humanly possibly.
Your new item will more than likely be folded and in a polythene bag and may have been packed for some time so please unpack it as soon as you can.
Do not store it in direct sunlight, even when packaged.
New products will arrive with some loose fibres, simply give them a gentle shake outside. Creases and wrinkles caused by packaging will soon drop out.
Sheepskin Rug care
Looking after your sheepskin rug is very simple. Wool is an amazing natural fibre and surprisingly needs very little care. Quite often a good shake and brush will avoid the need for washing.
Occasionally they do need washing so follow these simple rules.
- Single and double sheepskin rugs should fit comfortably in larger British washing machines.
- Always use the coolest woollen setting and add a dessertspoon of mild, non-biological, non-bleach detergent.
- We recommend ‘Wool approved’ detergents which can be bought from most supermarkets or special sheepskin wash products can be purchased from online shops.
- Using normal washing powder will attack the skin making it brittle and discolouring the wool.
- The washing machine wool cycle will provide a gentle spin which is all the rug needs.
- Always remove from the machine promptly after the program has finished.
- The rug should be allowed to dry naturally, away from direct heat and sunlight.
- Flexing the sheepskin as it dries will help to maintain the suppleness.
- Give it a brush and it should look as good as new.
Sheepskin Boot and slipper care
To keep boots from getting water stains we recommend a good water-resistant spray, suitable for sheepskin be applied before wearing.
To clean sheepskin boots and slippers by hand we recommend the following:
- Gently brush the surface to remove any dirt.
- Moisten the surface with a clean, damp sponge. Apply a small amount of specialist cleaner to a damp sponge and gently scrub.
- Remove any residue with the sponge.
- Use a dry sponge or cloth to soak up any excess water.
- Stuff with newspaper to keep their shape and leave to dry naturally for at least 24 hours, away from direct heat or sunlight.
- Once dry go over the surface lightly in one direction with a suede brush.
- Reapply the water-resistant spray and you are good to go.
Products can also be professionally cleaned at dry cleaners.