Velvet Hippo cares about the environmental impact and origins of our sheepskin throws. Asher throws are ethically sourced, finished, and imported from one of Iceland's most notable tanneries following strict guidelines. The products are all by-products from the agricultural or food industry. No animal is raised or killed with the sole purpose of collecting its skin.
Giving your throw a good shake outside will keep the help maintain the wool hairs. In the case of an accident, we suggest spot cleaning the throw with a clean damp cloth and wool detergent. If for any reason you feel the need to clean the entire sheepskin, you can submerge the sheepskin in lukewarm water and wash by hand in a large container or tub. Avoid detergents with enzymes, and try to use a wool cleaning agent that is safe for leather & wool. The sheepskin will take some time to dry. Lay flat and place the throw in indirect sunlight to let naturally air dry. Once the throw is dry, you may brush it and give it a good shake. Please know that washing may occur shrinkage and the hairs may change appearance slightly. We are not responsible for any damages or changes in appearance caused by the washing of your sheepskin.
Because these are natural products, each sheepskin varies slightly in size, texture, and coloration/pattern.
From long haired Icelandic sheep, Velvet Hippo's Asher throws add a touch of texture to any surface in your home while doubling as a canine nesting pad. Its unique hair system gives these throws a distinct character- the longer hairs repel water, while the shorter inner hairs maintain warmth. The throw only gets better with time and results in more textural, lived-in look.
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