How to wash and care for wool

WASH &DRY

  • Wool doesn’t need washing every time you wear it. Its fibres have a natural protective coating, making it resistant to dirt and dust. Hang to ventilate instead.
  • To wash wool, use a specialist wool detergent at 30°C with a low spin setting. Squeeze out any excess water for heavier garments, without wringing.
  • Dry woollens flat on a rack, placing a towel underneath to absorb any drips. Hanging wool up to dry will stretch pieces out of shape.

STORE AND MAINTAIN

  • Fold wool piecesand store in drawers with mothballs. The weight of the wool will pull the piece out of shape if it’s hung up.
  • Pilling occurs naturally with friction and can be easily removed with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver. The good news: over time, pilling will decrease.
  • Always fold your clothesand store lying flat as it might lose its shape when stored on a hanger.
  • Make sure to clean your woollen garments before packing them away for a longer time and add some cedar balls or dried lavender sachets to keep moths away.

BENEFITS

Warm insulating, thermoregulating, soft breathable

March 22, 2022 — MO&Co. Official