These instructions will help keep your Classic product in new condition for years to come!
You may notice a “new leather” smell when receiving a new sheepskin or sheepskin product. This is not a harmful smell and will naturally disperse with time. The rug does not need to be washed, but can benefit from a good shake and an airing. We recommend airing your rug if required in an open space out of direct sunlight, as wool does filter odours from the environment.
Classic sheepskin products are easy care and regular brushing, vacuuming and shaking helps restore the pile and keep them free from dust.
The leather side can be easily damage by incorrect washing, therefore the steps provided will help reduce the risk.
To clean, spot cleaning or hand cleaning is always best but our sheepskins are also machine washable. When hand cleaning use a small amount of water and wool-wash as per the details below. Lightly sponge over the wool side only focusing on rubbing through the wool and not the skin underneath. Start in the middle and sponge out to the edges. Brush to restore pile and dry slowly in the shade. Once dry give the sheepskin a good shake and another brushing with a pet brush.
If Machine Washing:
- Only use a small amount of an approved Neutral or Mild Sheepskin Wash. If unavailable, then just use water.
- Use a approved sheepskin wash. DO NOT USE ECO STORE WOOL WASH.
- Only use cold water.
- Avoid Direct Heat when drying, dry outside in the shade or inside away from heaters, radiators or fires. Using a clothes rack to lay the sheepskin flat is a good way to dry a skin.
- Do not let the sheepskin dry out too fast, it is best to leave a small amount of moisture in the skin.
- After the sheepskin is dry, brush with a pet brush to restore pile and finish with a solid shake.
- Avoid getting moisture on footwear as this can stain. If footwear does need cleaning it is best spot cleaned, using a small amount of liquid and a cloth. Follow the rules above and treat like you would cleaning carpet.