How to care for your Sheepskin
Primary Care for all sheepskins
Sheepskins are extremely durable and will last a lifetime if you give them a little care and attention. Sheepskin is a material that’s naturally liquid repellent and dirt resistant, and its wool fibers are also very resilient and spring back to their original fluffy appearance. The primary way to clean your sheepskin is to simply shake out (beat with a stick if necessary to loosen any lodged dirt or particles), air out (not in direct sunlight or extreme heat, ever) and brush just like you would a dog!
If you apply the above mentioned care methods, the sheepskin product will look beautiful and healthy for years with no other care at all. However, If you feel your sheepskin needs further cleaning follow the instructions below.
Washing your sheepskin is at your own risk. If you are not comfortable with taking this risk bring it to a local Eco friendly dry cleaner or furrier if there's one in your area. Sheepskin fur will change after washing and will be different since it's straightened during the tanning process.
Short Wool Sheepskins
Short wool sheepskin product can be washed manually or in a washing machine in cold water, using special washing detergent such as Kookaburra Wool Wash, never commercial detergent it will dry and crack your skin!. You should use a gentle cycle without spinning. Then you should gently roll it up to remove excess water from the skin and at room temperature lay it flat stretch back to it's original shape and allow it to dry. Drying can take up to 24 hours, so be prepared to wait. You must dry it far away from direct sun and heat sources. Once your sheepskin is dry you can brush it out with a brush or comb.
Dyed hair/fur sheepskins
Dyed sheepskins cannot be washed at all. You should remember that they should not be exposed to direct sun because it will make them fade. Such sheepskin products can only be dry cleaned. However, airing and brushing out from time to time should keep them beautiful for many years.
Some small splotches can be removed with a sponge used with special wool detergent mixed with water (note: do not use lots of water, take foam only). Then you should leave the skin at a room temperature to dry. After a few hours, when you dry it far from direct sun and warm sources, you can comb it using a special comb.