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How To Care For Wool

Read our tips on how to care for your wool garments, to ensure they will last for years to come.

Biodegradable, renewable, natural, breathable, anti-wrinkle, long life and recyclable, wool garments should be a staple in any winter wardrobe. Compared to man-made fibres, wool reacts to changes in your bodies temperature. It helps you to stay warm when it is cold and cool when it is warm.

Wool undergarments are perfect for shoulder season and for layering when the weather starts to cool down. There is also research that supports that wool bedding and sleepwear is associated with getting a quality night’s sleep.

Whether it is merino, cashmere, alpaca or mohair, adding woolen garments into your wardrobe means that you will have a long lasting and sustainable piece of clothing that will keep you warm for many years to come.

How to Care for Wool

Wool is a natural fibre that is stain resistant and odour repellent and this means it shouldn’t need washing as regularly as other garments.

Try airing wool garments first and only wash when required. When it is time to wash your wool, these tips below will help to keep wool in top shape.

  1. Make sure you check any manufacturers washing instructions.
  2. Always use a wool or delicate detergent which will be kinder on wool.
  3. Use a wool or delicate cycle on your washing machine or hand wash in cold water, in order not to shrink the wool.
  4. Reshape and dry wool garments flat on a towel away from direct sunlight.
  5. Wool garments can usually be dry cleaned.

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