Taking proper care of your sheepskin and wool products will ensure that they are a part of your life and home for a long time. Remember that sheepskin is dirt repellant so shaking and airing can be sufficient. That said, it is very easy to wash should it be necessary. To clean sheepskin, lukewarm water and a mild detergent is the best option. Stretch and rub the hide when damp. Let it then dry in a warm room, but never next to or over a radiator. To restore the shine, we recommend brushing with a soft brush. Wool products are best washed by hand in lukewarm water with a soft rag when needed. Avoid detergents that contain enzymes and alkaline detergents such as soap flakes or resin-based detergents. You can find more information about wool and sheepskin, our favorite naturally functional material, here. Properties of sheepskin and lambswool Wool absorbs moisture. When the wool fiber absorbs moisture vapors, energy is produced so that the wool fiber does not feel damp, despite a water content of up to 35%. Wool garments help us to regulate our body temperature by absorbing moisture vapors. Wool’s moisture-wicking properties are what keep us cool so we do not sweat when we wear wool next to skin and its ability to retain moisture vapors makes lambswool easy to care for.