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Icelandic Shorn Sheepskin Double in Natural Melange

Icelandic Shorn Sheepskin Double in Natural Melange

This 100% shorn sheepskin is so versatile. Drape it on a chair or sofa, use it on the floor beside your fireplace, or as a soft place to meditate.
Cool in the summer, warm in the winter.
Approx. W76" x D26"

Due to the natural materials used in creating these pieces, slight variations in color, size and wool length may vary.

Care Instructions

General Care

Regular vacuuming with a plain suction vacuum cleaner will help to maintain wool fibres. Longer wool rugs benefit from occasional brushing with a wire pet brush (pet slicker pad). Small spills can be sponged off with a damp cloth. Avoid exposure to strong direct sunlight as UV will damage the natural fibres and fade dyed sheepskins. Do not store in damp or wet conditions as the natural leather pelt may deteriorate. Treat sheepskin like one of the family.


Brushing

Brushing is effective on unshorn, long wool products only. After washing, the wool fibres will likely revert back to their natural curly state. Brushing with a wire wool comb when wet, and once dry, will help restore the fluffy appearance and natural “loft” of the fibres. Please ask your nearest sales office about an Auskin sheepskin care brush.


Drying

Air-dry your sheepskin by hanging it on a line or laying it out flat – although please remember, not in direct sunlight. It is important to stretch sheepskin during the drying process, this helps to retain the shape and prevent excessive shrinkage. You would be brave to tumble dry, iron or bleach your sheepskin – please do not do this!


Washing

Dogs, pets and children all love sheepskin, but rest assured small stains and light soiling can be spot cleaned easily with a damp cloth and mild detergent. For a more thorough clean, and to gain the best result, dry-cleaning is recommended. Auskin natural sheepskins can be hand or machine-washed in warm water (40°C/104°F) using a mild liquid detergent that is suitable for hand washing dishes, on a ‘gentle’ wash cycle. Please note that machine or hand washing may affect the appearance of the natural wool fibres and the leather pelt. Products with cotton or other backing material are generally not suitable for machine or hand washing. Dry cleaning is recommended for any products with backing materials. It is best to dry clean dyed products as colors may bleed.


Washing Instructions

Hand or machine wash in warm water, on a gentle washing cycle. Use a mild liquid detergent that is suitable for hand washing dishes.

  • Note: 40°C is equivalent to 104°F
  • Do not bleach
  • Dry flat or on a line
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Dry cleaning is recommended
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