Proper Storage and Use of Sheepskin
Strong direct sunlight should be avoided to prevent UV damage to the natural fibers and dye colors. Storage in damp or wet conditions should also be avoided to prevent damage to the natural leather pelt. Regular brushing will help maintain and bring out the best in the wool fibers.
How to Wash Sheepskin
Small stains and light soiling can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth and light wool detergent. For more thorough cleaning, dry cleaning is recommended for the best results. According to Auskin, natural sheepskins may be hand or machine washed in cool water (35 deg C or 95 deg F) using a wool-approved detergent and a gentle washing cycle. Please note that machine or hand washing may affect the appearance of natural wool fibers 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 cotton backing material.
Drying and Brushing
Air dry your natural sheepskin by hanging on a line or lying on the floor away from direct sunlight. It is important to stretch the sheepskin during the drying process to retain the shape and prevent excessive shrinkage. Do not tumble dry, iron or bleach your sheepskin.
After washing the natural wool may revert back to its natural curly state. Brushing with a wire wool comb or wire hair dog brush while wet and after drying will help restore the fluffy appearance and natural loft of the fibers.