Your sheepskin may have been tightly packaged for the journey home and so the wool may appear flattened. Wool fibres are very resilient and will bounce back to their original springy appearance.

A vigorous shake will help restore the soft, fluffy appearance of the wool. Any fold marks from packaging will disappear once the skin has been removed from the package for several days.

Cleaning and Care of Sheepskin Rugs

Your sheepskin rug can be easily hand or machine washed. It is important not to use hot water when washing sheepskins as this may damage the pelt of the sheepskin.

Machine Washing

  • Ivory coloured products only, we do not recommend machine washing coloured products, they must be dry cleaned only by a professional dry cleaning service.
  • Brush rug with a medium wire pet brush and shake thoroughly.
  • Machine wash using warm water/38oC/100oF temperature. Spin to remove excess water. Use the minimum or wool cycle.
  • We recommend the use of non ionic mild liquid detergents only such as Woolskin.  Do not use non alkaline products. Do not use products containing biological enzymes or bleach.
  • Products should be line or flat dried only.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Do not force dry.
  • Do not dry in direct sunlight.
  • Do not put on a radiator.
  • Product should be pulled back into original size and shape while damp prior to drying.
  • We recommend brushing using a medium wire pet brush first while product is damp and then again when completely dry as the wool may revert back to its curly state and this will help restore the fluffy appearance.
  • Note: Excessive heat will cause hardening of leather and/or product shrinkage.
  • Air movement while drying is recommended.

Hand Washing

  • Ivory coloured products only we do not recommend washing coloured products.
  • Brush rug with medium wire pet brush and shake thoroughly.
  • Completely immerse using clean warm water/max 38oC/100oF temperature.
  • We recommend the use of non ionic mild liquid detergents only such as Woolskin.  Do not use non alkaline products. Do not use products containing biological enzymes or bleach.
  • Products should be line or flat dried only.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Do not force dry.
  • Do not dry in direct sunlight.
  • Do not dry on radiator.
  • Product should be pulled back into original size and shape while damp prior to drying.
  • We recommend brushing using a medium wire pet brush first while product is damp and then again when completely dry as the wool may revert back to its curly state and this will help restore the fluffy appearance.
  • Note: Excessive heat will cause hardening of leather and/or product shrinkage.
  • Air movement while drying is recommended.

Caring for Coloured

Dry clean only using a professional dry cleaning service.

Caring for Very Large

It would be advisable to dry clean large rugs as once they are wet they are very heavy.