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What is Sherpa material?

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Sherpa material is a soft, thick polyester fabric made to resemble sheepskin. The material feels like suede on one side and soft, fleecy wool on the other.

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Sherpa faux fur is also sometimes made of a cotton-polyester blend. The material is often used for cold-weather clothing like jackets and slippers, or household items such as blankets. The fabric is easily sewn, and the products created with Sherpa are also easy to maintain with regular laundering. The material typically washes in cool water with mild detergent, and it can go in the dryer on low heat. The woolen side of the fabric can become matted with heavy use.

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