Sheepskin care

Sheepskin Care


  1. BEAT AND SHAKE – Every few weeks or month take your sheepskin rug outdoors and give it a very good shake to remove dust and other dirt particles. If required ‘beat’ the rug on the leather side with a broom handle or similar implement.
  2. VACUUM – Once shaken but it still looks a bit dusty, run a vacuum cleaner lightly over your rug to pick up all other dust and other dirt particles.

We usually find that these steps are sufficient to keep your rug clean for many years without the need for other washing or laundering.

DRY CLEANING – These rugs are dry cleanable by professional dry-cleaners

HAND CLEANING – light marks only. Please note that washing can remove natural oils from your sheepskin rug making your rug feel slightly less soft.

1, Sponge off small stains using a damp cloth.4, Comb wool while still damp. never brush sheepskins.
2, If further cleaning is required you can use a damp cloth with a liquid wool cleanser.5, Slow drying will give the best results for your sheepskin rug. Hang to dry over a line or rail away from strong, hot sunlight or artificial heat like radiators.
3, Mix the liquid cleanser with water and use the FROTH only to clean. Avoid too much water.6, When nearly dry, stretch by hand in all directions and finally to the required shape.


If you do need to wash your sheepskin, place it in a large tub of warm, not hot, water and add a little hair shampoo or dishwashing liquid. Lightly swish the skin in the water for a few minutes. Do not rub the wool. Heat and rubbing will likely felt the wool.

Let the water out of the tub and squeeze out the skin as much as you can.

Hang the skin over a clean rail or washing line until dry. Stretch it by hand to soften it.


  • Don’t place your sheepskin on the floor where it will be walked over by shoes. Shoes drag in a lot of dust and dirt from outside, even when they look pretty clean
  • Don’t use laundry detergent or bleach on the sheepskin when washing, even laundry detergents that are formulated for wool, they will still damage the leather
  • Don’t brush long wool sheepskins, at the most you can use a wide comb on small areas
  • Do not place in a drier
  • Don’t use long wool sheepskins as rugs, the wool may felt or knot when walked on. Shorter wool sheepskins make fine floor mats. Long wool sheepskins are best draped over chairs or sofas.

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