Easy Care, naturally

Sheepskin is very easy to look after. The unique structure of wool gives it a natural durability and robustness. The thin waxy coating of a wool fibre, contains fatty acids that inhibit the growth of bacteria, repels and releases dirt easily. It is important, however, to take care of your sheepskin products to preserve the individual character of each piece. Your sheepskin products will retain their good looks and last longer if you follow the recommended care routine.

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General Care

Regular vacuuming with a plain suction vacuum cleaner will help to maintain wool fibres. Longer wool rugs benefit from occasional brushing with a wire pet brush. Small spills can be sponged off with a damp cloth. Avoid exposure to strong direct sunlight as UV will damage the natural fibres and may fade or discolour dyed sheepskins. Do not store in damp or wet conditions as the natural leather pelt may deteriorate. Follow these few care instructions and you will extend the lasting beauty of our products.

The Five Golden Rules:

Avoid direct sunlight. This stops UV damage or fading of darker shaded products.
Shake rugs, cushions, bean bags regularly, if it can handle a shake, liven it up!
Dry vacuum rugs regularly with a plain suction unit. No revolving/rotating/ turbo/ beater bar attachments.
Blot up spills and stains as promptly as possible, do not rub the wool pile.
Dyed product should be dry-cleaned only.

Wet Stain Remover

As with all spills, the first step is to ‘contain the stain’ so it does not spread, BEFORE applying any stain treatment. Do not throw water or other liquids directly onto a stain, that will spread the stain further and can damage the sheepskin backing. Use a clean dry towel or paper towels to firmly blot up the excess liquid prior to using the wet stain remover. If the stain covers a very large area, we recommend putting a towel down and standing on it, to quickly blot up the excess. It is important to take up all the liquid you can in this first step as this will ensure you need to use less of the stain remover and will give the best result. Then apply Wet Stain Remover and follow manufacturer’s instructions.

Dry Stain Remover

Designed to work on most food, drink, oil and grease-based stains Dry Stain Remover is suitable for sheepskin. Is effective on almost any dry stain that has not caused a chemical reaction with the wool fibres. A dry stain remover is designed to be lightly applied as a spray (do not rub in) and then the resulting powder vacuumed up using a fine nozzle. You should also check the manufacturer’s advice for your specific brand of vacuum cleaner as some more modern vacuums can be sensitive to fine powder and lose their suction.

We have prepared a specific Stain Removal Guide that contains everything you need to know about stain removal.

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We have prepared a specific Stain Removal Guide that contains everything you need to know about stain removal.