Baby Alpaca fur is not machine washable. We recommend spot cleaning with a damp muslin cloth. Leave to dry naturally away from sources of heat such as radiators. Once dry, fluff up by shaking or using a cold hairdryer jet to separate the hair shafts, making them stand independently.
If larger cleaning is needed, we recommend you reach out to a eco-friendly fur cleaning specialist.
If you want to attempt to clean at home, we recommend handwashing. Wash in warm water with a mild soap (mild shampoo will do since it is hair!) and thoroughly rinse in water of the same temperature. Special care must be taken as wet Alpaca fabric can weaken and stretch out of shape. Never wring or twist. Gently press excess water.
Dry naturally, away from any direct heat such as a radiator, or the alpaca fur will go stiff and crispy. It will take 24 hours to air dry properly.
Do not tumble dry.
Do not iron.
If brushing, use a tight bristled tangle brush or a ball-end plastic bristle hair brush to lightly brush through. Using a pet "slicker" brush works well to pick up particles and objects stuck in the fur and gives a nice thorough brushing.
Brush gently. Do not roughly brush, especially with a pet slicker brush.
Before storing, make sure that the item is fully dry.
Stuff and store in cotton dust bag.
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