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Product Care

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SHEEPSKIN

Your sheepskin rug is a natural product and if looked after properly you will be able to enjoy the comfort and softness for many years. Sheepskin fibres stick together and flatten down while traveling and packed. After receiving your rug give it a good shake outside to awaken the lift the wool fibres. Your purchased product is a natural, recently tanned brand new item so it will have a certain smell which intensity will diminish with airing, usage and time.

All natural hide shed some fur and is completely normal. Fibre shedding after first installation to it’s new place is quiet common and you might think it will be loosing all it’s fur content and your sheepskin is going to end up going bold – relax it will not. After a few weeks you will find that your rug will settle down and wool will stay remain nice and dense as was original.

Take your rug outside once a week and give it a nice and well shake to remove dust and dirt and brush it over with a common pet brush. You’re going to wonder how much these simply steps effective.

If your sheepskin rug is placed on a high traffic area do not be rest to go trough the cleaning procedure a bit more often and your rug will serve you for a very long time.

 

SHEEPSKIN CLEANING

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Washing machine / Hand wash cleaning?

To give a washing machine or hand wash clean to genuine sheepskin rug is not advised by us.

You can not expect it to look exactly the same afterwards even if all steps made it by the book.

The point when most wash goes wrong is the drying process. Customers usually can not stretch out properly rugs afterwash hence skin have got stiff and they feel wash went wrong. During tanning hides are nailed around professionally to stretch out and are kept in continuously spinning for a while to reach them final condition. 

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However if you feel the need and confidence in yourself of course you can wash them. Wash on a wool wash cycle on a very low temperature in a washing machine or by hand and use a direct sheepskin detergent.

 

 

Washing Instructions

1.     Use cold or lukewarm water but never hot

Use hot water can end up with skin shrink and harden, may cause fibre felting, colour loss if dyed, may set stain more

2.     Use sheepskin and wool cleaning & conditioning detergent

Wool detergents are not recommended for the washing of sheepskins as they may contain chelating agents, phosphates, alkali, bleach, phosphoric acid enzymes... etc. All are harmful to leather and should not be used.

3.     Wash

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Hand wash – Add recommended dose of detergent advised above. Squeeze by hand until clean. Rinse twice with cold water or until water is clear.

Washing machine wash – May be washed using “wool” or “gentle” cycle. Add recommended dose of detergent advised above. Select cold or warm (30°C) water and double rinse.

4.     Dry

After wash wool fibre may return to it’s natural curly state. You can get back fluffy appearance by brushing fibres while it is wet and again and again when it’s dry completely.

Do not brush your rug if comes in original curly state otherwise loose it.

Stretch out skins - start out from centre - few times while drying

Always dry naturally!

Do Not! – dry on radiator, tumble dry, place on direct sunshine

Do not wash large rugs sewn together at all!

Use dry cleaning or if very need use a special sheepskin detergent stated above and mix with water to create foam. Take a clean cloth and rub away any stains. Please watch to use the minimum water you can. Do not use rug until dry completely.

PLEASE NOTE WE CAN NOT ACCEPT RETURNS OF RUGS DUE TO FAILED WASHING RESULT!

 

SHEEPSKIN FOOTMUFF & SHEEPSKIN BUGGY LINER

Due to reasons we write in general sheepskin cleaning care section the washing of footmuff or buggy liner is not advised by us.

Since genuine sheepskin is used as liner on these products the skin side of them will have stiff while dry out and beacuse they are stitched to outside waterproof material you will not be able stretch out sheepskin properly. It does not mean it will be useless after wash but the original shape of footmuff / buggy liner might will not return.

Toddler’s supposed to be being in footmuff with no shoes on them. That makes them more comfortable and also keep clean and nice the sheepskin inside.

Of course toddlers are making messes all the time so obviously time will come when need to vanish marks – spots from wool side.

We do advise just follow the steps we mentioned in general sheepskin cleaning section –

Use dry cleaning or if very need use a special sheepskin detergent stated above and mix with water to create foam. Take a clean cloth and rub away any stains. Please watch to use the minimum water you can. Do not use rug until dry completely.

Cleaning the outside waterproof material

You can follow the clean cloth and detergent mixture version above only replace the sheepskin shampoo to soap.

Dry it well naturally before use again. 

Do Not! – dry on radiator, tumble dry, place on direct sunshine 

 

MEDICAL SHEEPSKIN SEAT / SEAT & BACK MATS / ARMREST COVER

Design and sewing technology is very similar how footmuffs and buggy liners are made hence the cleaning instruction is almost the same.

Beacuse sheepskin rug line can not be stretch out properly to get back original shape of your mat we advise to not wash it.

Apply clean instruction

Use dry cleaning or if very need use a special sheepskin detergent stated above and mix with water to create foam. Take a clean cloth and rub away any stains. Please watch to use the minimum water you can. Do not use rug until dry completely. 

On the cotton back side can follow same way only replace sheepskin shampoo to soap.

Dry it well naturally before use again.

Do Not! – dry on radiator, tumble dry, place on direct sunshine

 

REINDEER RUG CARE

Reindeer hides are very sensitive to temperature & humidity and if any of them out of optimal range in area skin placed they might develop fur shedding if this happens then all you need to do is shake the rug outside every few days to move off any of these loose hairs. After a few weeks you will find your rug will settle down and these hairs will be mostly gone and the need to shake off will be less frequent.

We advise to use them for decorating purpose mainly. These pelts can be used almost anywhere on a wall, bench or chair but please do not be placed near extreme heat, in front of fire, conservatories, near a radiator or on floors with under floor heating. Do not place to a high traffic area as they can not take it and will cause the hairs to shed.

Do not allow pets to become too attached to your pelt, they love to dig out the hairs!

They are not washable and do not tolerate water or high humidity at all.

To remove any dust and dirt shake the hide gently once a week outside or use a low setting  on your vacuum cleaner and gently vacuum hide from head to feet.

If you care and look after your reindeer hide it will last for many years always looking good, giving you great pleasure and satisfaction.

 

PLEASE NOTE WE CAN NOT ACCEPT RETURNS OF REINDEER HIDES DUE TO DEVELOPED SHEDDING ISSUE!