CARE CENTER FOR WOOL PRODUCTS
CARE OF WOOL PRODUCTS
Hang your wool garments out for airing, instead of washing them every time.
Wool has a natural resistance to the growth of micro-organisms and odors, so you can use wool garments for several days without having issues with smell. The reason for this is a combination of two things: wool fibers absorb moisture and they have a negatively charged, scaly surface. Bacteria, which lead to bad smells, thrive best on smooth, positively charged surfaces – such as those synthetic fibers have. Therefore, you may not need to wash wool in the machine after use. Instead, try hanging it outside in the open air and let it clean itself. This saves both the environment and preserves the quality of the wool for longer.
When you need to wash, follow our step by step:
Hand wash stains on wool garments
If you find a stain on your wool garment, it’s important that you remove the stain as quickly as possible to avoid anything sticking. Steer clear of the washing machine and spot treatments. Instead, hold the stain under running, lukewarm water until it disappears. Gentle for the wool, and the environment and easy for you!
Washing step by step guide:
Step 1: Wash your garment according to the care label
Follow the care label carefully and check if you can machine wash with gentle cycle
or need to proceed with hand wash only.
If handwash only, hand wash at 30 degrees. Do not machine wash!
› Close zippers before wash
› Wash dark colors separately
› Wash only with wool detergent. Do not bleach
› Do not wring
Step 2: Dry flat
› Stretch the garment carefully after washing to retain the shape and avoid shrinkage
›Do not hang the garment. Dry flat
Important note: Do not hang” knitted garments. All knits will stretch when hung. Fold your sweaters to keep the shape when you store it.
How to remove fabric pilling
Heavy wear on the delicate wool fibers can lead to fabric pilling. To get rid of the pills, you can use an everyday razor. Traditional pill shavers can easily cause holes in clothes if they get hold of a small thread. With a razor, you avoid getting strands when removing the pills. Using a simple razor with sharp blades, simply pull it over the area with the pills and voila! Good as new. Make sure you don’t push the razor hard against the garment.