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Mohair Garments

Storage:
  • Store your garment in a cool dry place. Do not store in plastic
  • Do not keep knitted mohair garments on hangers; rather fold and store on a shelf.

Maintain the longevity of your mohair product:

  • Do not spray perfume directly on garment, especially if it is white.
  • To fluff up your garment, lightly shake or gently brush down by hand.

Before Wearing the mohair garment

  • We recommend that you wash your garment separately as there may be a small amount of dye run.
  • This also softens the mohair garment.
Mohair Washing Instructions

Follow the helpful tips below to maintain the longevity of your mohair product while keeping it looking great!

Handwash:

  • Soak in tepid water using mild detergent (like Woolite), recommended for washing wool, or even hair shampoo.
  • Very gently agitate by hand to dislodge dirt particles. Do not agitate unduly.
  • Rinse in clean, cool water. A small amount of fabric softener can be used if desired.
  • Gently squeeze the item to expel the excess water.

Machine Wash:

  • If you have a front loader washing machine with a wool or silk/delicate cycle, use the wool cycle to ensure that your item will be washed at the correct temperature (Important: Temperature must be no higher than 30 °), and it won’t be spun. Use a wool washing detergent, to wash these items. Once the machine has finished its cycle, most of the water will have been removed.

Drying Instructions:

  • Lay flat to dry (mohair dries quite quickly).
  • When dry, a brisk shake or brush (with a stiff hairbrush) will restore the pile. Gentle coaxing, rather than firm strokes, is advised to ease out tangle and create the downy pile for which Mohair is renowned.
Mohair Carpet or Rugs

Carpets, being of natural hair, are best washed with soap and water. A large carpet can be put on a deck or patio, soaked wet with a hose pipe and washed with warm water, hair shampoo or Woolite, and a soft scrubbing brush.

Rinse well with a hose pipe and leave to dry over a railing, a wall, or a garden table and some chairs. Choose a warm and windy day and your carpet will be dry within 24 hours. After washing, the carpet may appear a bit uneven in texture, but within a few days of walking on it, it will look smooth and new.

IMPORTANT:

  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Do not bleach.
  • Do not iron.
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun for long periods and open flames.

Please Note:

Mohair does tend to leave lint on clothes and furniture but does settle once washed a couple of times.

*Local is Lekker ZA takes no responsibility for any issues that arise by following these instructions. These are best practice guidelines and are solely based on recommendations by Mohair Manufacturers. Mohair South Africa cannot be held liable for any damage that occurred from following these guidelines.

Reference:

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Advice from the Sheepskin Slippers Artisan

If your sheepskin slippers have a 100% wool or sheepskin inner and the outer is suede:
  • Our wool and sheepskin are naturally odour resistant. If the slipper outer is dirty or scruffy then use a damp cloth to clean the suede upper and the sole.
  • If the slipper is very dirty, we don’t recommend that they are machine washed and/or tumbled dried , so to keep them clean we recommend hand washing with a lightly wet sponge and a gentle detergent, rinsed clean in clean, cold water and then left to dry naturally.
If your sheepskin slippers have a 100% wool or sheepskin inner and the outer is leather:
  • If the leather slipper outer is dirty or scruffy then use a damp cloth to clean the leather upper and the sole. The leather upper is a natural product and will stain. A leather protector will help in reducing the marking and stains.
  • If the slipper is very dirty inside, we don’t recommend that they are machine washed and/or tumbled dried, so to keep them clean we recommend hand washing with a slightly wet sponge and a gentle detergent, rinsed clean in clean, cold water and then left to dry naturally.
  • The leather will darken and feel a bit stiff after drying but with wear it will soften again. Do not use a heavy detergent as this will harden the leather once dried.
  • We don’t recommend using any wet cleaning products or machine washing your slippers.
Other Information:
  • Key to making your Sheepskin slippers look as good as new for longer: They are natural, very durable and strong. If maintained correctly, they can last for years.
  • Loose dirt: Occasionally, you may need to remove loose dirt or dust from your Slippers using a suede brush.
  • Stains: If you have a stain on your slipper’s interior, wipe it or spot it immediately with water. You can use a mild detergent or even hair shampoo on plain slippers, but not patterned slippers. Blot away the excess water with a dry towel. Be careful to not allow the water to soak through the suede. If you let a stain sit for days, the chance that you will be able to remove it is rather unlikely. It is important to never use a strong cleaning agent on your plain slippers. Many cleaning products are available in the market specifically formulated for cleaning plain sheepskin footwear, unfortunately, you need to avoid these products with patterned slippers.
  • Washing Machine: DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE WASHING MACHINE. Do not put these slippers into the washing machine to clean. Wipe them down with cold water and let it dry naturally in a cool place. Do not expose it to direct sunlight when drying. It should also not be dried with artificial mechanisms such as a heater/hairdryer.
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Washing Handwoven Cotton Rugs

Handwoven cotton rugs are delicate, and require gentle care when cleaning. Here are the instructions on how to cold wash handwoven cotton rugs:

  1. Prepare the rug: Shake the rug outside to remove any loose dirt and debris. If the rug has any stains, treat them before washing.
  2. Fill a large basin or bathtub with cold water. Do not use hot water as it can cause the colors to bleed or fade.
  3. Add a small amount of mild detergent to the water. Use a detergent that is specifically formulated for handwoven or delicate fabrics.
  4. Place the rug into the water and gently agitate it. Do not scrub or rub the rug as it can damage the fibers.
  5. Let the rug soak in the water for 10-15 minutes. This will allow the detergent to penetrate and lift any dirt or stains.
  6. Drain the soapy water and refill the basin with clean cold water. Rinse the rug thoroughly, making sure to remove all the soap.
  7. Gently squeeze out the excess water from the rug. Do not wring or twist the rug as it can damage the fibers.
  8. Lay the rug flat on a clean, dry surface, such as a towel or drying rack. Allow the rug to air dry completely before using it again.

Important

  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not  tumble dry

By following these instructions, you can effectively clean your handwoven cotton rug while protecting its delicate fibers.

Local is Lekker ZA assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. The information contained in this site is provided on an “as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.

Cleaning any wooden Products

Cleaning wooden products requires care and attention to ensure that they are not damaged or stained. Here are some general instructions on how to clean wooden products:

  1. Dust the wooden product with a soft cloth or feather duster to remove any loose dirt or debris.
  2. If the wooden product has any stains or spots, mix a small amount of mild soap with warm water.
  3. Dip a clean, soft cloth into the soapy water and wring out any excess water.
  4. Gently wipe the surface of the wooden product with the damp cloth, taking care not to scrub or apply too much pressure.
  5. Rinse the cloth in clean water and wring out any excess water.
  6. Wipe the wooden product again with the clean, damp cloth to remove any remaining soap residue.
  7. Dry the wooden product thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth to prevent any moisture from penetrating the wood.
  8. If the wooden product is particularly dirty or stained, you can use a specialized wood cleaner or polish. Follow the instructions on the product carefully and use it sparingly to avoid damaging the wood.
  9. For regular maintenance, you can apply a thin coat of wax or oil to the wooden product to keep it looking its best.

By following these instructions, you can keep your wooden products clean and well-maintained for years to come.

Local is Lekker ZA assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. The information contained in this site is provided on an “as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.

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