In order to get the best out of your purchase, peruse the following at your leisure (with a cup of tea perhaps).
The rugs we sell at shows and markets, in store and online are tanned with the environment in mind, that means there is not chrome used in the process and there for all the skins are not machine washable. Sheepskins are naturally dirt and bacteria resistant because of the lanolin in the wool, most of the time all it needs is a good brush with a slicker dog brush and an air on the line on a nice day.
A good tip to freshen up your sheepskin try using dry shampoo - spray a small amount on leave to dry and brush it out!
With all of our suede products we recommend spraying them with a suede protector, such as Scotchguard, before first use.
For occasional cleaning of suede, it is best to do this by hand using cold or warm (not hot) water. Use a damp cloth or sponge with a very mild hand washing detergent (non-bio) that is suitable for washing wool (like Ecover wool wash). For more stubborn stains, gently rub with a damp light nail brush, working in a circular motion and being carefull not to rub to hard.
As wool has its own unique properties there should not be much need to wash the inside (woolen side) of the product.
Look after your leather
We like to think leather looks better with age. The more it is handled the more oils it absorbs from our skin which soften the leather and keep it from drying out, just be careful its not motor oil or grease you are transferring!
If you do want to give your leather goods a clean, wipe them down with a clean damp cloth. Then we recommend a neutral leather product such as Renapur Leather Balsam, Other brands are available and we have no formal ties with this company, we just know it works well with all colours of leather as long as you use it sparingly.
Try to avoid leather getting wet and dry slowly and naturally, away from direct heat, if it does. Some colour may transfer from the leather if it does get wet so avoid direct contact with clothing, especially light colours.