Mattes special washing liquid ‘MELP’ is biodegradable. It is a highly concentrated mix of washing agents and fatliquors used for the manufacture of our own sheepskins. ‘MELP’ has regreasing properties, thus restoring the elasticity and other natural properties of the wool, the leather and also the textile materials used in our products. It is also ideal for washing washable leather goods. Your usual detergents could possibly harden the leather and could make the wool brittle or matted. Common detergents can contain components which are very damaging to sheepskin.
Most Mattes products can be hand washed or machine washed at 30 degrees Celsius or less. Washing at above 30 degrees Celsius will cause shrinkage of the products.
Please look at the labels affixed to each individual product. It is imperative to follow the washing instructions.