Thanks to our exclusive tanning process, all of our CHRIST sheepskin products can be washed in a standard washing machine. Remove any foam accessories and close all Velcro strips. Products with any metal parts should be washed in a cloth bag. Wash with the wool wash or other delicates programme, set at 30°C (86°F).
Use only our CHRIST special washing agent that has been created especially for our products. C7 is an environmentally friendly washing concentrate that is very economical and goes a long way. The addition of a softener helps to keep the leather supple. Standard washing powders or wool detergents for textiles and wool are not suitable for washing sheepskin products as they extract important fats and tanning agents from the leather, making the sheepskin hard and brittle. Please also be sure to remove any old washing powder traces from your washing machine before starting.
When the wash cycle has finished you can spin-dry your product and then put it into a dryer, set at max. 40°C (104° F).
The movement and warmth in the dryer is very advantageous, keeping your product soft and supple. If you don’t have a dryer you should dry your sheepskin product in the fresh air, but only in a shady place. Do not dry your product in the sun or on the heating! While your sheepskin is drying, keep pulling it into its correct form – when the leather fibres are damp, they are far more elastic than when they are dry.