Care Tips

Below are some general tips on how to care for your woollen garments:

Clean your garment using a mild detergent in lukewarm water.  Do not use hot water or bleach. Cover the garment in water and soak for 3 to 5 minutes.  Gently squeeze to allow water to penetrate the fabric.  Rinse thoroughly with cool water to remove all traces of soap.  Squeeze gently to remove as much water as possible.
Wet wool garments should never be twisted or wrung as this can lead to the garments being pulled out of shape.

Turn the garment inside out. Lay on a flat surface away from direct sunlight and heat, reshaping if necessary.  Do not hang your garment to dry - hanging will cause the wool fabric to stretch from the weight of the water that has soaked into the fibers.

Your garment may not require ironing.

If your garment does need to be ironed, always make sure you use moist heat. If a steam iron is not available, place a clean, damp cloth on top of the garment and iron lightly, lifting and lowering rather that pushing it along. Do not iron wet garments; wait until they are dry or nearly dry.

Ensure the garment is clean before storing.

Moths are attracted to wool, so to prevent moths, brush wool with a fabric brush. Store in airtight bags or containers with tight-fitting lids. When folding, add white tissue paper between folds to prevent wrinkling. Add mothballs to the container, but do not put directly on the fabric.

After storage, garments will need to be aired before using to remove the mothball odor.