These boots are not designed to be worn in very wet conditions
or in the snow, however their water-repellency can be
greatly enhanced with the application of the Woolskin Protector,
which is available on this site. If this product is applied
to the sheepskin before use, it provides a remarkably
seal against dirt and any discolouration this might cause.
IF your boots do become soiled and stained,
they can be safely laundered by hand
or machine, in cold or warm water using
recommended wool wash. We suggest the use of the Woolskin
Shampoo and Woolwash available on this
site, which also contains a
conditioning agent to lubricate the skin and enhance the
air circulation between the wool fibres.
For machine-washing select the woolens setting, double rinse
and then spin dry.
For hand washing leave to soak for 10 minutes and then squeeze
by hand until clean, but be sure not to stretch the skin.
Rinse thoroughly with cold water until it runs clear, squeeze
any excess water and leave in a warm place to dry away from
any direct heat or sunlight. Alternatively the boots can
be tumble-dried, but only on a warm (NOT HOT) setting.
Persistent oily stains can also be treated by applying white
chalk dust to the soiled area. After a few minutes blow off
the dust and rub the stain. If the stain persists, a suede
brush can be used but be warned that this can remove some colour.
Variations in Colour
Sheepskin is a totally natural product and as such each skin
will respond in a slightly different way to the dyeing
process. For this reason you may notice small variations
from one boot to the next.