These premium sheepskins are incredibly soft and luxurious and the hairs are much longer than standard sheepskins. These Icelandic sheepskins are the ultimate luxury interior accessory in any home, especially if you are wanting to add this to your dog's bed... Now that's really living "The Life of Riley!"
Every fleece is unique and has its own special character and pattern so please expect a bit of uniqueness/variation from the photos shown. They are tanned by Christchurch experts. Strictly limited volumes of these materials are available internationally so stock is often changing.
Pearl White: Natural White
Midnight Brown: A very dark solid mix of Black/Brown
Dark Natural: Beautiful white/grey with black/chocolate tips
Light Natural: Similar to the Natural but lighter tones
Oatmeal: Mostly white with a grey centre stripe
Black Saddle: Mostly Black with tiny hints of white underneath
White Saddle: Mostly White with black spots/patches (Cow spots)
Rust: A warm and bold rusty orange/brown ombre colour
They are super versatile and dogs especially love sheepskins! The natural properties help them relax, relieve stress, and make their Life of Riley bed even cosier... These Icelandic Sheepskins are absolutely stunning!
The sheepskins are all roughly the same size (Large) around 100 – 110cm x 60 – 70cm (Due to the nature of this product, size may differ by a few cm)
Care Instructions: Your 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 the packaging will disappear once the skin has been removed from the package for several days.
Hand/Machine Washing: Use a mild liquid household detergent in cold or warm water when hand washing (max 40C) or use the 'wool wash' cycle on your washing machine (max 40C) 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.
Drying: The Sheepskin may be tumble-dried on the 'cool' or 'warm' setting. Do not use the 'hot' setting as excessive heat may damage it. 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.
Brushing: 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.