your FLATOUTbear will hopefully become a well-loved member of your family.
FLATOUTbears are made from 100% australian sheepskin. all sheepskin varies which makes each FLATOUTbear unique & special.
the sheepskin used to make your FLATOUTbear is the hide of the sheep with the fleece intact. it is a natural product & should be treated with love & care.
the natural lanolin in the sheepskin keeps the wool soft & cuddly. sheepskin is an amazing material & has self-cleaning properties, is naturally anti-bacterial & repels water. therefore to keep your FLATOUTbear in great condition, it does not need to be washed frequently.
your FLATOUTbear does NOT need to be washed before use.
if your FLATOUTbear is loved & cherished every day, its lifespan can be limited. in order to prolong the life of your FLATOUTbear, spot clean any significant marks & only wash your FLATOUTbear if it is really dirty, following the detailed washing instructions below.
the sheepskin of the FLATOUTbear can be affected by washing & the texture of the wool can change. please take this into consideration before washing.
spot cleaning or washing your bear
step 1: wait for a nice, dry & sunny day
step 2: dissolve a small amount of sheepskin detergent* or woolwash (i.e. non-alkaline mild liquid detergent wool wash) in a bucket of cool water (never use hot water)
to spot clean your FLATOUTbear
step 3: dip a soft cloth into the water
step 4: spot clean the dirty mark (don’t saturate the FLATOUTbear)
step 5: gently rub dry with a clean dry cloth
step 6: dry flat in shade (see detailed in step 7 below)
to wash your FLATOUTbear
step 3: slosh your FLATOUTbear up & down a few times in the solution; you want a gentle action of water moving through the wool to dislodge dirt particles
step 4: rub gently by hand until clean
step 5: rinse with cold running water
step 6: gently squeeze excess water from your FLATOUTbear – DO NOT WRING DRY. roll the FLATOUTbear in a dry towel to squeeze out any moisture
step 7: lay your FLATOUTbear on a clean, dry towel, pulling it into shape, making sure it is flat. allow to dry in the shade. please be patient as this can take a day or two depending on the weather. it is important that it dries slowly away from direct heat i.e. direct sunlight & artificial heat as the hide can shrink &/or harden. don’t be tempted to speed up the drying process. natural air flow helps the drying process. fast drying shrinks & hardens the hide
please DO NOT put your FLATOUTbear in the washing machine (even on a hand wash cycle) nor in the dryer
if you have any questions, please contact us
*our own FLATOUTbear brand sheepskin detergent is available online or call us on +61 2 9555 6434 to order