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"Ewe" Need to Know: Five Essential Tips for Cleaning Sheepskin Slippers

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Sheepskin slippers can be deliciously comfortable on your feet. The unique properties of sheepskin make these sleepers warm and cozy in the winter but cool and breathable in the summer. They also wick away moisture, adding to your comfort. However, when it comes to cleaning, you need to be careful with them. Here are some tips to help you. 

1. Be Open to Natural Color Changes

Sheepskin can have a layer of wool attached or be completely shorn and just like soft leather. Because it's a natural material, there may be some colour shifts while you own it. That's to be expected. Just be open to the natural changes, and don't assume that the changes mean the slippers are dirty. Think of it like the beautiful patina you get on teak furniture as it ages.

2. Consider Wearing Socks

You can wear sheepskin slippers barefoot, but if you want to reduce the amount of sweat that gets onto them, you may want to wear socks. That can also protect the slippers from odours.

3. Don't Machine Wash

Never machine wash your sheepskin slippers. The spinning of most washers can be hard on the slippers, and the heat can lead to shrinkage. If your slippers have mud on them, just let it dry. As it turns to dirt, gently brush it off with your hands or a soft bristle cleaning brush.

If you spill something sticky on your slippers or if you step in something, you can spot clean them. Don't use any harsh detergents. Just use a little bit of water and some soap. Gently blot the area with a clean towel dripped in your soap and water. As the towel lifts the stain off the slippers, the towel will appear dirty. Change to a new towel as needed. When the towel looks clean after you dab it on the slippers, that means you have removed the stain.

4. Don't Dry Your Slippers With Heat

Don't apply heat directly to your sheepskin slippers. If you have to put them in the dryer, use the fluff setting. Don't use any settings that apply heat. Also, don't ever dry your slippers directly on the radiator or heating vent.

5. Only Use Experienced Dry Cleaners

If you decide that you need your slippers cleaned professionally, look for a dry cleaner that has experience with leathers and natural fibers. Ideally, look for someone who has experience with sheepskin in particular.

For more cleaning tips, contact a sheepskin slipper distributor.

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8 June 2017