How to preserve the beauty of your Icelandic sheepskin for years

Every time we ship an Icelandic sheepskin rug or throw, we deliver a promise of touching your interiors with warmth and sophistication that would bring you joy for years to come. The only attention these beautiful artifacts need in return is a little bit of mindful care. Nothing extravagant or complicated; just the right bit in the right way whenever you feel your Icelandic sheepskin rug or throw needs cleaning.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

General upkeep

Shake and/ or vacuum: It is natural for your rug or throw to gather dust and debris. The best way to keep it clean is to shake and vacuum it. Doing so will clean it of all loose dust particles. If you can, invest in a strong ‘slicker’ brush. Known as ‘dog brushes,’ these are easily available in pet shops. Brushing your Icelandic sheepskin rug or throw will not only remove dirt particles but will also bring back the volume, in case it had gone a little flat or tangled with continued use.

You may also air your rug by hanging it outside. This is especially beneficial if you can do it for a few hours during times of hard frost.

Special cleaning during accidental spills

Clean with water and wool-specific detergent mix: Accidents happen, even when we are the most cautious. In case of light spills on your sheepskin, use a mixture of warm water and a detergent meant for wool. Use the foam alone and work it over the affected area. Dab a clean, dry piece of  cloth on it and comb the wool while it’s still damp. Shake it and leave it to dry. One of the best ways to dry sheepskin is to hang it over two lines. Please keep it away from areas that receive direct sunlight or heat from the radiator.

Whatever happens, please don’t soak or immerse sheepskin in water.

Professional help

If you want to take the shortest route to cleaning and can manage professional help, consider dry cleaning your Icelandic sheepskin.

All our products come with care instructions. Please refer to these before cleaning an item.

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