Product Care

Cowhide Cleaning & Care Instructions

Include your cowhide rug, furniture or cushions in your normal cleaning routine, simply vacuum with the vacuum head brush in the down position (for hard floors) or give rugs and cushions a shake outside to remove dust and small dry particles of dirt. Rotate your rug or move to a different location from time to time so that it wears evenly.

You can wipe cowhide smoothly in the direction of the hair with a damp (but not wet) cloth with mild soap and water. Do not soak the hide or get it too wet. DO NOT wash in a washing machine or dry clean.

Brushing with a hard plastic brush helps to keep the hair soft and fluffy and helps to remove dirt.

For common spills like wine, coffee, tea, juice, food, soup, urine and vomit - soak up spills with a paper towel or sponge immediately. Remove solid matter with the blunt edge of knife by scraping gently in the direction of the hair. Then wipe with a damp (but not wet) sponge or cloth using mild soapy solution. You can wipe and rub the hair vigorously in any direction. Finally clean with a damp cloth using a diluted 5% white vinegar and 95% water solution, this balances the PH levels and helps to eliminate unpleasant odours.

cowhide rug spill coffee

cowhide rug soak spill

wipe clean the cowhide rug

use an iron, but carefully

For oil based spills like fat, grease, lipstick, tar and chewing gum - Remove solid matter with the blunt edge of knife by scraping gently in the direction of the hair. Then apply Eucalyptus oil directly to the affected area on a soft cloth by dabbing gently. Finally wipe with a damp (but not wet) sponge or cloth using a mild soapy solution. You can wipe and rub the hair vigorously in any direction. We can not guarantee that this will remove your stain, but is your best shot. (Do this at your own risk.)

cowhide rug drop wine

soak the wine asap

wipe the wine completely

finish with vacuum cleaning

Cowhides do not like to be damp or wet for long periods, please avoid this. On a sunny day you can put your cowhide outside with the underside facing the sun to air out. Store them in a dry well ventilated place, preferably rolled around a tube core with a clean cotton sheet to protect from dust and dirt while in storage.

We recommend that white, cream, beige or other light coloured cowhides be sprayed with a light coating of colourless nubuck and suede water proof spray from a cobbler or shoe shop when they are new. If you clean the cowhide with soap and water you can re-spray the surface again for added protection.


Fur cleaning – Fur care

All furs should only be cleaned by a professional specialist fur cleaner. It is a very specialised process and uses special chemicals and machines. Most dry cleaning companies with a good reputation will have a business relationship with a professional fur cleaner and can act as an agent for a fur cleaner in your area. Make sure that they are passing the fur onto a fur professional and do not let the dry cleaning company treat your fur themselves.

No matter what other websites say, furs can not be dry-cleaned like fabric, it is not that simple, it really does use a special set of chemicals and other techniques to clean a fur properly to extend its life, so don't be fooled. Sometimes the backing on the throw or blanket needs to be removed and treated separately if it is soiled. The fur specialist will then check your fur for any weakened areas or holes and repair if necessary.

At home minor spills can be soaked up with a paper towel or cloth. It is possible to gently wipe the fur in the direction that the fur grows with a clean damp cloth but make sure that no water gets through to the leather underneath the fur.

Eight tips for fur storage

  • Store fur in a cool dry place away from sunlight - if possible avoid humidity, heat and light
  • Do not put your fur into a plastic bag; it needs to be able to breathe. Instead use a loose weave cotton bag with plenty of room to move or wrap it loosely in an old but clean sheet
  • Do not use those plastic storage bags that you suck the air out with a vacuum cleaner – they will crush the fur and leather and suffocate the fur
  • Do not store in a cupboard with mothballs – the fur may absorb the smell and it will be hard to remove
  • Do not allow the fur leather to get wet – so make sure the storage location is away from all possible leaks & moisture
  • Do not put other objects on top of the stored fur – remember we are trying to keep air circulation at all times
  • Store away from kitchens or other activities that create smells that can absorb into the fur over time
  • When the fur throw/blanket comes out of storage give it a good vigorous shake to fluff up the fur and if needed air it out in fresh air

Sheepskin Cleaning and Care Instructions

Below you will find care instructions for several of our sheepskin products. Please feel free tocontact us if you have any further concerns or questions.

Please only use detergents which are non-alkaline, non-iconic and do not contain biological enzymes. Bleach / enzymes counter-act the tanning process causing damage to the sheepskin.

Genuine Sheepskin Hats

Hand wash in cold (water not to exceed 50 degrees Fahrenheit) using a mild detergent.

Please only use detergents which are non-alkaline, non-iconic and do not contain biological enzymes. Bleach / enzymes counter-act the tanning process causing damage to the genuine sheepskin fur and leather. Do not use fabric softeners.

Rinse thoroughly in cold water. Hand squeeze as much water from the Sheepskin hat as possible, Do not spin in the washing machine. Stretch to shape while damp and allow to dry naturally, avoiding direct sunlight. Do not place in Dryer, excessive heat may damage the genuine sheepskin. The sheepskin can also be professionally dry-cleaned

Genuine Sheepskin Footwear

If the footwear is to be used outdoors, we recommend the use of a Water & Stain Repellent suitable for sheepskin footwear. Light stains can be removed using a damp cloth. A more thorough cleaning can be achieved using a sheepskin/leather footwear Cleaner & Conditioner. Alternatively Hand wash in cold (water not to exceed 50 degrees Fahrenheit) using a mild detergent. Please only use detergents which are non-alkaline, non-iconic and do not contain biological enzymes. Bleach / enzymes counter-act the tanning process causing damage to the sheepskin. Do not use fabric softeners. Do NOT put sheepskin footwear in the washing machine. After washing, remove excess water using paper towel, and if required reshape by stuffing with dry paper towels. Allow to dry naturally and slowly, avoiding direct sunlight. Do not place in Dryer, excessive heat may damage the genuine sheepskin fur and the leather.

Genuine Sheepskin Washing Instructions

Our unique tanning processes enables your Sheepskin to 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.

Hand Washing

Hand wash in cold (water not to exceed 50 degrees Fahrenheit) using a mild detergent.

Do not use soap or washing powders containing enzymes or bleach, or which are alkaline. Do not use fabric softeners.

Rinse thoroughly in cold water. Hand squeeze as much water from the Sheepskin as possible or spin in the washing machine.

Machine Washing

Use the 'wool wash' cycle on your washing machine and wash in warm water (max 40degreesC/105degreesF). Use a mild liquid detergent suitable for washing machines. Do not use soap or washing powders containing enzymes or bleach, or which are alkaline.

Drying

The Sheepskin may be tumble dried on the 'cool'setting. Do not use 'hot' setting as excessive heat may damage the sheepskin. Alternatively, hang the Sheepskin outside to dry naturally, avoiding direct sunlight.

The sheepskin can also be professionally dry-cleaned .


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