Sheepskin is an amazing natural material. As long ago as 4000bce, Sumerians wore sheepskin and it has been valued for its excellent insulating properties, flexibility and durability ever since.
Whether you’re adorning your feet or your floors with sheepskin, just a little TLC will keep your products looking luxurious.
- Sheepskin has a natural tendency to repel dirt. Keep clean and fluffy by shaking out regularly. Avoid vacuuming, especially with rotary headed vacuum cleaners.
- To cleanse your sheepskin and maintain its sheen, wipe down occasionally using a cloth dampened with a mild natural soap solution or white vinegar solution (no more than 1 part vinegar to 3 parts cold water). Always follow the direction of the sheepskins’ natural pile.
- Keep out of direct sunlight to avoid the possibility of fading.
- Spills should be dealt with as quickly as possible. Never scrub as this can spread the stain. Soak up as much as you can with dry cloths before spot cleaning with a cool, mild natural soap solution.
- If your sheepskin item does become wet, pat-dry as much as possible before allowing to dry out naturally, away from direct sunlight or excessive heat.
- Do not store in damp or very hot, dry conditions.