With summer approaching, it's a good time to give some love and care to all your wool garments. Luckily, wool products are actually very easy to care for as wool is a self-cleaning fiber that rarely requires washing. You can freshen up your garment usually by airing them out. However, if your wool products get dirty or stretch out, they can be carefully washed. Here are some tips on caring your wool products!
We recommend using a specific wool wash detergent for all your wool garments. Regular detergents break the protein structures of the wool fibers and wash away the natural oil of the wool. Our gentle Farmer's Wool Wash is a great option for washing wool garments. It's made from olive oil and our very own organic rapeseed oil, and we also use it our dyeing kitchen.
Note! Do not use any bleach on wool products.
Dilute some wool wash detergent into lukewarm water before adding the wool garment in. Let the product soak for a few minutes and then gently wash it. Avoid rubbing the surface as wool can easily felt or lose its shape. If you wish, you can turn the product inside out before washing.
After washing, rinse the product carefully in lukewarm water until the water is clear from any detergent. It's important to keep the temperature of the water same throughout the washing process.
You can also use a high quality wool program in your washing machine to wash your wool garments. Just make sure not to fill the machine too full to avoid rubbing. You can also place the garment into a mesh bag to protect it.
To remove some excess water from the wool garment, you can roll it up into a towel. Once you’ve gotten the excess water out, lay the item on flat surface or drying rack and re-create its natural shape. Then allow it to dry.
Note! Never Do tumble dry your wool clothes.
Store your wool grarments in dry and airy place. You can keep them folded in a box or in a clothing bag. Shield the items form direct sun light and moths.
If your wool garment pills, you can use a pilling comb or swipe a fabric shaver carefully over the product. Be careful not to rub too hard against the fabric though as it may hurt the fabric and create more pills.
Ready to wash your wool garments? Try our gebtle Farmer's Wool Wash!