Product care - Sheepskins
Bowron Sheepskins are crafted with pride by the world's largest Sheepskin tanning company. Our quality is our reputation.
You will be able to enjoy your Bowron Sheepskin for many years, provided you follow the care instructions attached to the Sheepskin and detailed below.
Your carefully selected Bowron Sheepskin may have been tightly packaged for the journey home and so the wool may appear flattened. Wool fibres are very resilient and will bounce back to their original springy appearance.
A vigorous shake will also help restore the soft, fluffy appearance of the wool. Any fold marks from packaging will disappear once the skin has been removed from the package for several days.
Should you wish to store your Sheepskin at any time, place it in a cool airy place avoiding direct sunlight. Packaging in plastic bags for an extended period of time is not recommended as the Sheepskin fibres will not breathe and condensation may occur in warm conditions.
Bowron's unique tanning process enables your Sheepskin to be easily hand or machine washed. It is important not to use hot water when washing Sheepskins as this may damage the pelt of the Sheepskin.
Use a mild liquid household detergent in cold or warm water (max 40¡C/105¡F). Do not use soap or washing powders containing enzymes or bleach, or which are alkaline.
*Do not use fabric softeners.
Rinse thoroughly in warm water. Hand squeeze as much water from the Sheepskin as possible or spin in the washing machine.
Bowron recommends biodegradable camp soaps and Lanolin based wash products.
Use the 'wool wash' cycle on your washing machine and wash in warm water (max 40¡C/105¡F). Use a mild liquid detergent suitable for washing machines.
Do not use soap or washing powders containing enzymes or bleach, or which are alkaline.
The Sheepskin may be tumble dried on the 'cool' or 'warm' setting. Do not use 'hot' setting as excessive heat may damage the lambskin. Alternatively, hang the Sheepskin outside to dry naturally, avoiding direct sunlight.
Take care not to place the Sheepskin on a radiator, steam pipe or in front of a fan heater as this may damage the Sheepskin. Do not iron or bleach the Sheepskin.
After washing, the wool may revert back to its natural curly state. You can help restore the fluffy appearance by brushing the wool while it is wet and again when it is dry. A wire pet brush or comb is suitable.
The sheepskin can also be professionally dry-cleaned using either white spirits or perchloroethylene.