Shearguard leather offers superior wearing qualities over normal chrome leather and its heat resistant properties are far in excess of normal chrome split leather. Shearguard has excellent flame resistant properties and will not shrink in areas of extreme heat. Shearguard also possesses all the textile qualities of chrome split leather but also has a water resistant finish. Products made from Shearguard can be laundered in an ordinary washing machine. Shearguard is washable to Standard ISO1, using aneutral soap at 40ºC.