While some people prefer to dry clean faux fur fabrics in order to keep the original luster, it’s certainly not necessary. At home washing for your Sherpa Sheets is an easy option as well!
To ensure the longest life for these luxurious sheets, use the “delicate” or gentle cycle on your washing machine to reduce the agitation during washing. Fill the washer with cold water and use a gentle detergent such as Woolite or Seventh Generation. Liquid fabric softener can also do wonders to keep the fabric pile fluffy and full. (In the same way that conditioner is often needed when washing long thick hair to keep it untangled, fabric softener can do the same when washing these long fur sheets.)
While open air drying on a drying rack is the gentlest option for the very long term, it can take quite a while and whether it’s due to space or time constraints, this may not be an option. We have found that the next best thing is to put them in the dryer on the gentlest and lowest heat settings with some laundry dryer balls to fluff them as they dry.
As with anything, after long term repeated use, you may feel inspired to give your Sherpa Sheets a bit of “touch up” attention. Every so often before washing, mix a tablespoon of conditioner with two cups water in a spray bottle to make an easy “detangler” spray. Spritz over the matted areas and use a soft bristled brush to gently brush the fur. (Note, this is much easier to do when the sheet is still stretched out on the mattress.) For more minor touch ups, the same thing can be done without the spray after washing.