Product Care

It’s easy to look after your lambskin – we promise!
But to enjoy all benefits of this wonderful natural fibre, a little care and attention is needed

All natural rugs will shed some wool. Don't worry, your new rug won't go bald and shedding will decrease significantly after about 4 weeks. Shake it regularly to release teh dirt and dust and brush it now and again with a wire wool brush. (These are very inexpensive and work wonders). If your rug is walked on a lot the natural fibres will flatten. A simple brush deep into the pile (don't be timid) and a shake will instantly reawaken and transform your rug.

General rules:

  • Dry clean only
  • 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
  • Attend to spills and stains as promptly as possible
  • Remember not to rub, brush or massage wool skin products when they are damp or wet

The smell

Lambskin is about as far away from synthetic as you can get. Rug fibres flatten down when packed. After receiving your rug give it a good shake to awaken the lift the wool fibres. Most products, natural or handmade have a 'new smell'. Your rug is a new natural product so it will have a certain smell to it. Aromas diminish with airing, usage and time. 

Dealing with spills

Small spills on the fur can be sponged off with a damp cloth, but make sure the leather remains dry.

We do not advise putting your sheepskin rug in the washing machine. You can not expect it to look exactly the same afterwards, even if you do it by the book. If you wish to wash it you can. However, shepskins should always be professionally dry cleaned. 

Please note that we cannot accept return of a rug if you wash it and it goes wrong. 

DO ‘Contain the stain’

  • Blot up liquids immediately using a paper towel or clean cloth. In the event of any large area spills, we would recommend putting a clean towel down and standing on it to absorb a much liquid as possible.
  • Scoop up solids immediately using a knife or spoon – try not to push the substance further into the wool pile.

DON’T ‘Treat it mean’

  • Rub wet wool pile… ever! This will damage the wool pile and can spread the stain further.
  • Drown the wool in water or any other liquid. This may cause watermarks on the surface and/or damage the backing of rugs.