How do I care for my Shoes and Slippers?
Alpaca fur slipper care
You will NOT believe this, but our alpaca fur slippers are WASHABLE. You can hand or machine wash on Delicate, Separately (wash alone), with gentle detergent. Take them out of the machine or sink and lay flat to dry on a towel or drying rack. If you've hand washed them, squeeze them with a towel to take out excess water. If they were in the washing machine, no need to squeeze. To maximize drying, place in a sunny window or near a heater on top of a dark colored towel. Takes 1-2 days to air dry. Do not machine dry.
Alpaca knit slipper care
Our alpaca knit slippers are also washable. You can hand wash gently with minimal agitation or machine wash separately on delicate with gentle detergent. Pat or press dry gently with a towel, try not to squeeze to much as this can felt the wool as well. Lay out to dry on a towel or a drying rack. To maximize drying, place in a sunny window or near a heater on top of a dark colored towel. Takes 1-2 days to air dry. Do not machine dry.
We recommend conditioning your leather shoes with Saphir Medaille D'Or Renovateur Cleaner and Conditioner for Leather. It is a colorless conditioner that also cleans your leather. Use a gentle cloth and spread the cream evenly over your boots and shoes to rub the conditioner into the leather. Let your shoes dry and absorb the shoe cream for a day. This is a great way to upkeep your shoes and preserve their lifespan. Also we recommend taking your shoes to a shoe repair every 6 months to a year to replace the top lift (rubber piece on the bottom of the heel) and get a rubber half sole put on your shoes. This will also increase the lifespan of your leather shoes.
For suede shoes you can spot clean with a suede eraser and a suede brush. These products can be found at a shoe repair. A white eraser and thick medium weight bristle brush work just fine as well.