Wet wool stretches easily, so lay your
hand-washed knit on a clean towel, and
gently roll it up to draw the water out.
Unfurl, reshape your knit and let it dry
on a new towel away from sun and heat
to bring it back to its natural softness.
Machine washed knitwear should be
shaken, reshaped and laid flat to dry.
Knits should be gently folded and kept
flat in drawers or on a shelf. Never store
a knit on a hanger.
When packing up winter woollens at the
end of the season, make sure they are
freshly washed before being placed in
an airtight container.
The best way to keep your woollens safe
is to use a Woolmark-endorsed moth
repellent near, but not touching, your
knits. (Trust us: a little care at the end
of the season goes a long way.)
Treating your garment immediately can
help prevent staining. Dab the area with
a solvent-based stain remover like a dry
cleaning fluid or eucalyptus oil, applying
small amounts at a time and working
inwards to avoid spreading.
Rinse the treated area with cold
water, then hand wash the knit using a
Woolmark approved detergent, and dry.
Always try a patch test on the garment
before attempting to remove a stain.
Our Merino wool and Merino silk blends
have been treated to prevent shrinkage,
making them perfectly safe to machine
Before placing your garment in the
washing machine, check that the care
label has 'machine washable' written
on to it, along with the Woolmark logo.
Wash your woollens inside out and be
sure to use a mild wool detergent.
Pure lambswool knits should always
be hand washed. Soak your knit for ten
minutes before rinsing thoroughly in
lukewarm water, and then cold water.
Always opt for an approved, mild wool
detergent and follow the directions on
the care label.
Wool can lose its shape if incorrectly
washed or stored. To recover the shape
of a knit, place inside out in warm water
with a small amount of detergent.
Soak for 15 minutes then drain, gently
pressing the water out of the garment.
Arrange the knit flat on a towel and
allow to air dry.
Always turn knits inside out when
washing and avoid excessive use of
fabric softeners that can encourage
fibres to pill.
If pilling occurs, remove gently by hand,
with a comb or opt for an electric
de-piller, which shaves off pills.