A common characteristic of all wool & genuine sheepskin rugs is shedding, this is when the fibers come away from the rug. This is a natural and common feature of wool rugs, not a manufacturing fault. Shedding: All wool rugs will shed. Shedding will subside over time, depending on traffic and wear. It typically takes 20-25 vacuums, at a minimum, to curtail shedding. Some will shed for the lifetime of the rug. We are unable to accept a wool or genuine sheepskin rug that sheds as a faulty return. If shedding is a concern we would advise against purchasing a wool rug, instead a machine made rug of man made materials would be more suitable. On the product page of every time we sell, We highlight to you any rug that is made from Wool and likely to shed.