Caring for your Animal Hides

Its is vitally important tocare for your Animal Hide correctly to ensure they remain looking great. Each Animal Hides are treated differently soplease follow our simple tips to keep them looking clean and fresh.


Cowhides

Cowhides are very durableprovided they are cared for. Ideallythey will be placed in an area where only a moderate amount of walking overwill occur i.e. avoiding doorways.

To maintain the glossy shinea shake outside is a good start,followed by a very gentle hoover going in the same direction as the hair. If a spillage occurs try to wipe its clean assoon as possible with a damp cloth. Detergents are not recommended but if you really feel the need to use acleaning substance please try and use one that is suit able for wool and Definitely do not put yourCowhide in a washing machine, submerge in water, tumble dry or have it drycleaned. Please also avoid direct sunlight as this will inevitably cause fading.


Reindeer Hide Rugs

With each Natural Reindeer hide there will almost always be some shedding which is a natural process for the Reindeer. When brought inside a housethe Rug will shed within the first couple of weeks as it acclimatises, this willsoon become far less evident. Because ofthis we strongly advise that the rugs are not placed in direct sunlight or on under floorheating.

To clean, just a simple, carefulshake outside every couple of weeks will be sufficient to keep the hides softand dense. It may be tempting- butplease do not vacuum . Any spillageshould be wiped away as soon as possible with a slightly damp cloth and left todry naturally. A solid mess is better to be left to dry and brushed out.

If left outside, please thenleave to dry outside in natural daylight on the ground- which will restore thehide back to it original soft, dense original state.


New Zealand Sheepskin Rugs

The classic Sheepskin Rugs are alittle more household friendly. Some people would say they are machine washable, in our opinion we recommend not machine washing. If you really feel you must wash the rug it is crucial that this is done on alow temperature and with a detergent suitable for wool. Please be aware that eventually after severalwashes the sheepskin will start to look slightly worn and the texture of the wool will change To dry the sheepskin,please leave it on a flat surface or on a washing line and dry from damp-although not in direct sunlight. Not suitablefor tumble dryers or dry cleaning.


Tibetan Lambskins

A simple shake orvery careful wipe with a cloth that is just slightly damp are the only two cleaning requirements for these very delicate skins. Not machine washable or to be used in tumblerdryer. Please do not leave near aradiator or in direct sun light.


Goat skins

Please do not wash, dry clean or tumble dry. Wet spillages should wiped with a cloth and mild detergent. Please leave to dry outside. You will see some shedding which should be removed by gently shaking outside each week.

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