Wool Care Essentials
- Hand wash wool items in cool water with a gentle wool detergent or mild shampoo.
- Gently agitate the garment in the water without rubbing or twisting it excessively.
- Rinse the wool thoroughly with cool water until all the detergent is removed.
- After washing, gently squeeze out excess water from the wool item. Avoid wringing or twisting it, as this can cause stretching and damage.
- Lay the item flat on a clean towel and roll it up to absorb additional moisture.
- Reshape the wool item while damp and lay it flat on a drying rack or clean towel in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight.
- Wool is prone to heat damage, so it's generally best to avoid ironing. However, if necessary, use a low heat setting (or a wool setting, if available) with a pressing cloth between the iron and the wool.
- Gently press the iron on the fabric without applying too much pressure or leaving it in one area for too long.
- Some wool items may require professional dry cleaning. Check the care label for specific instructions.
- If you choose to dry clean wool items, make sure to take them to a reputable cleaner experienced in handling wool fabrics.
- Before storing wool items, ensure they are completely clean and dry to prevent moth damage or mildew growth.
- Fold wool garments neatly and store them in a cool, well-ventilated area.
- To protect against moths, consider using natural moth repellents like cedar chips or lavender sachets.
- Avoid hanging heavy wool items, as this can cause them to stretch and lose their shape. Instead, fold them and store them flat.
- If your wool item develops wrinkles, hang it in a steamy bathroom or use a handheld steamer to remove them gently.
- Avoid exposing wool items to direct sunlight for extended periods, as this can cause color fading.