Some people find wool or sheepskin itchy. The fur is cleaned by soaking it in hydrochloric acids. Sheepskin pelts can feel silky and soft in real life. There are several quick tests you can do to make sure that the sheepskin pelt you purchased is authentic.
You can gently pull up the fur. It will not shed and it won’t be easy to pull off of the skin. The fake sheep fur is sewn to a faux pelt that makes it easier to remove the fur.
People often feel itchy from the wool or sheepskin.
- It is possible to easily pull off fake sheep fur by sewing it into a fake fur pelt.
Use a match to light the flame. Run the flame carefully along a portion of the sheep’s fur. The pelts and furs of sheep are resistant to flame. False fur that sings is a sign it’s not real.
Place a quarter cup cold water onto the fur. You can feel the fur with your hands. It will be obvious that both the fur and the pelt are warm even after it gets wet. It is because of this that woolen sheep fur is used often in winter boots. When wet fake fur is not warm, it will become cold.
Run the flame carefully along a portion of the sheep’s fur.
- The fur and pelt will remain warm even after it gets wet.
Touch the fur using your fingers. The fur of a real sheepskin is soft, almost silky, particularly mouton. Fake sheepskin will feel slightly harder and prickly.