Sheepskin slippers are the perfect choice if you are enjoying a lazy day at home. Not only will a pair of slippers made from sheepskin keep your feet warm, but they are also super comfortable. However, it is important that you take steps to care for the fibres which make up your slippers. If you fail to do so, you may find that your slippers begin to smell bad and look dirty. Not cleaning your slippers may also reduce the lifespan of the product. Read on to discover everything you need to know about keeping your slippers clean.
Brush away any dust and dirt
The first thing you should do is brush the outside of the slippers with a soft brush to remove any dust and dirt which has become trapped between the fibres. When brushing, you should be careful not to apply too much pressure, as this could result in the delicate sheepskin fibres becoming damaged.
Sponge down any stained areas
If you notice that your slippers have become stained in certain areas, you should apply a little bit of water to the area using a sponge. If this does not remove the stain, you will need to add a little bit of cleaning foam to the area. Cleaning foam which is designed for use with sheepskin can be purchased at your local store or dry cleaners. Once the foam has been applied, you need to wait. The exact amount of time you need to wait will be listed in the instructions provided with the cleaning foam. When a suitable amount of time has passed, you should gently massage the foam into the sheepskin fibres.
Rinse to remove any residue
Next, you should dip the sponge into clean water so you can rinse the area to remove any residue from the foam. Simply apply the moist sponge to the area to rinse it. Once you have done this, use a dry sponge to soak up any excess liquid from the surface of the slipper.
Dry the slippers
Finally, you will need to dry out the slippers. If you wish to allow the slippers to air dry, you can leave the slippers near a radiator or in the sunshine. However, if you want to dry them out quickly, you can use a hairdryer which has been set to a low heat.
If you would like further advice, you should get in touch with the company which sold you your sheepskin slippers.