Sheepskin is a long lasting, biodegradable and durable material making it a great eco freindly choice.
Carefully caring for your sheepskin items will help extend the life and give you and your pet many years of comfort and enjoyment. Sheepskin is low maintenance due to being rich in natural lanolin which has self cleaning properties that help repel dirt and prevent the growth of bacteria. Follow our care guidelines carefully to keep your products looking their best.
Regular vacuuming and brushing with a simple suction vacuum cleaner and the slicker brush provided will help maintain the wool fibres. Shaking and hanging your sheepskin on a line (not in direct sunlight) will also freshen it up. Small spills can be sponged off with a damp cloth. Avoid exposure to strong direct sunlight. Do not store in damp or wet conditions as the natural leather pelt may deteriorate.
We recommend dry cleaning your rugs and pet beds by using a specialist leather and suede dry cleaners. However, your pet bed (not rug) can also be machine or hand washed occasionally at your own risk. Firstly, give your bed a good shake out. We have provided you with a specialist wool washing detertgent to be used on a 30 degree wool wash cycle in your machine. Once the cycle has completed, shake out any excess moisture and brush the wool whilst it is still wet to restore the fluffy appearance and natural 'loft' of the fibres. Please note that machine or hand washing may affect the appearance of the natural wool fibres and leather pelt.
Air dry naturally by hanging it on a line or laying it flat (wool side down), away from direct sunlight. It is important to stretch sheepskin during the dring process, this helps to retain the shape and prevent excess shrinkage. The drying process can take several days. Do not tumble dry, iron or bleach your sheepskin product.
One of the many things we love about sheepskin is its durability, once its properly cared for it will last a lifetime.