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Knitwear care guide

Wool does not need to be washed frequently if allowed to be aired out between wears. All woolens such as mohair, alpaca, cashmere, lambswool should be washed by hand in lukewarm water with a gentle detergent or baby shampoo.

  • Dissolve the detergent in lukewarm water first to prevent it from reacting with the wet wool.

  • Soak the garment in water for 5-10 minutes before washing. Ensure the entire garment is saturated with water.

  • Soak and swirl gently paying extra attention to cuffs and armpits.

  • Change to clean water, moving the garment around in the water to rinse off any excess detergent.

  • Gently roll the sweater into a ball and squeeze out the excess water without wringing, rubbing or twisting the sweater.

Wash before storing to avoid providing a free meal for moths. They will accept the invitation!

WASHING​ KNITWEAR

REMOVE PILLING

Pilling occurs as fabrics or other objects rub against each other, which is why you see more pilling on sides and on sleeves of your garment. To prevent pilling leave 24h between wearing so the stretched fibers are given the chance to 'recover' naturally. Use a sweater comb, clothing brush or a professional wool razor to get rid of pilling and keep your sweater representable.

DRYING KNITWEAR​

Wool should never be dried in a clothes dryer! It will shrink if exposed to heat. To dry a wool garment:

  • Lay it on a clean towel and lay another towel on top of it.

  • Roll the towels into a tight log.

  • Squeeze along the bundle to remove any excess water from the garment. Do not wring out the wool in your hands. You will stretch it out.

  • Once you’ve removed as much water as you can, unroll the towels and lay the garment out on a flat surface reshaping it as needed.

  • Allow it to dry like this. Do not hang your garment or drape it over a drying rack. It will change its shape.

  • Fold your beautiful knitted garments and be generous with the surrounding space in your closet. 

STORING KNITWEAR

As much as you love it try not wearing your favorite sweater everyday, it will cause it to lose shape or build up hard-to-remove perspiration stains. Alternate it with other garments.

  •  Store your woolen garments folded in the drawer or closet, never hang as the gravity will stretch them out.

  • Before long-term storing make sure the garments are clean as stains and body oils attract moths.

  • Use moth repellent but without placing it directly on the garment

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