Caring for you...
All Ciora's sheepskin products are prepared in small, family owned tanneries using generations-old methods. Only tanning and finishing agents which meet strict EU Directives on Environmental Protection are used, all free from harmful Chromium VI salts - so we can guarantee our products are safe and beneficial for the most sensitive or fragile skin, even a newborn's.
Our ecologically-tanned, 100% pure sheepskin wool linings are:
(and dust mites can't survive on them either!)
The wool fibres reduce shear and friction against your skin, provide support where needed and redistribute pressure - so Ciora products are also Podiatrist-approved for Diabetics and those at risk of pressure sores.
Our sheepskin wool will regulate the temperature of your feet, keeping them super-warm in winter and cool in summer. It wicks away and absorbs up to 30% of its weight in moisture from your skin, leaving you dry an comfortable - unlike synthetic fibres. We recommend wearing our slippers barefoot so you can fully enjoy this wonderful material.
Caring for your slippers and mittens...
Do use a suitable waterproofing/stain repellent spray right away and at regular intervals, and you should then only have to spot-clean or brush the suede to keep them looking as good as new.
Avoid wire brushes on suede as soft as ours. We recommend a crepe or rubber suede brush for rubbing light marks off and brushing, to prevent damage or tears.
We don't recommend regular machine-washing, but if you must do so occasionally, use only cold (30°C max) water, on a delicate setting, with a teaspoon or specialist sheepskin wash or pure, liquid soap.
Never use conventional laundry powders, detergents or bleach. Any cleanser used must be a non-ionic, liquid detergen containing no enzymes, peroxides, phosphates, bleach or alkalis. Beware specialist woollen detergents too - if they don't say they can be used on sheepskin, avoid them!
Slipper soles can be gently wiped with a damp cloth and a little washing up liquid to remove marks. Allow to dry naturally and try not to get the uppers wet.
Always dry your slippers or mittens slowly and naturally, away from direct sources of heat and direct sunlight, and brush the wool fleece with a metal brush or comb once dry. Don't worry if they feel a little tight again after drying - they'll soften and loosen again as you wear them!