Caring for your Tambo Teddies Slippers

Cosy toes with a pair of Tambo Teddies Slippers

Our Tambo Teddies slippers are comfortable, soft, and really keep your toes cosy in winter. While our slippers are durable, they do require a little care to maintain their quality.

The first rule is – they are SLIPPERS! The definition of slippers is a comfortable slip-on shoe that is worn indoors. Get the hint – only wear them inside!

Slippers and sizing: we do provide a rule of thumb sizing for our slippers; small 6-7, medium 8-9 and large are 10-11, and extra-large can be custom made to order. If possible, it is best to try them on as the different sheepskins they are made from can differ slightly in thickness, density, and length of the wool pile.

These differences can make the slippers a bit firmer to begin with, however it is best to have a snug fit with room for your toes to wiggle freely. Sheepskin slippers, being made form a natural product, will stretch and give a little over time. 

Socks or No Socks? It’s your option! Without socks, you will feel the full experience of sheepskin comfort. Allow the natural fibres of sheepskin to provide you with the most warmth. Nothing beats the fluffiness of sheepskin on your bare feet. But when it’s very cold a warm sock inside just adds to the cosiness. Try a merino mink sock, a blend of merino wool and possum fur, they’re my favourite!

Dye migration: Our Sheepskins have gone through a rigorous dyeing process, resulting in these beautiful colors that we can work with. However, dye migration in the darker color is possible from time to time. This is a normal situation that will fade with time.

 Have you ever had a toe blowout in your slippers? A toe blast, also known as a toe blowout, happens when a hole forms at the tip of slipper.

How to avoid them:

  • Check that you have chosen the right size.
  • Make sure your toenails are trimmed and maintained.
  • Quality is the way to go! And Tambo Teddies slippers are the way to go! 

Maintenance / Storage:

Maintain your slippers in the same way as you maintain the rest of your footwear. Giving them a good clean at the end of the winter; stuff them with fabric towels or socks and store them in a cold, dry position to keep their shape for the following winter.

Cleaning instructions:

  1. Brush away some dirt and grime that has been ingrained in your slippers over time with a soft brush. To avoid damaging the sheepskin while brushing, we use a soft pet brush or lint brush.
  2. Grab a cloth or use a wet sponge and using a small amount of water, gently dampen the fabric.
  3. In a circular motion, gently dampen the entire region of the slippers. They change colour to a darker shade but this will restore to its natural colour once the cleaning process is complete. Be careful not to add too much water as you will limit the lifespan of the sheepskin. Too much water can ultimately make the wool separate from the skin. It can also be a cause for the skin to stretch out too much.
  4. Once you’ve washed your slippers, it’s time to dry them. Stuff them with tea towels or paper towels.
  5. Leave them to dry overnight in a dark corner away from strong sunlight. Avoid using excessive heat, such as a hairdryer, and avoid drying under direct sunlight.


Washing Machine:

We do not suggest cleaning your slippers in the washing machine. The sheepskin may discolour and get patchy, and they may shrink.