If you want your wool clothing to last longer, you need to know how to properly care for them.
How To Care For Wool Clothing
Since wool naturally keeps itself clean by expelling odours through controlling moisture and is stain and wrinkle resistant, you shouldn’t have to wash your wool clothing often. You can air out your wool clothing by laying it on a flat clean surface for an hour to remove any odours. However, if you do need to wash them, here are some tips to keep in mind.
- Wash in cold water with a drop of wool liquid.
- Use a wool cycle or gentle cycle with on a cool temperature.
- Use a detergent designed for wool clothing.
- Avoid dry cleaning!
You can also get your wool garments professionally cleaned by Laundryheap. Simply schedule a collection via the website or mobile app.
Air drying is the best drying method for wool as machine drying is too harsh for the delicate fabric fibres and will shrink them. Lay the garment on a towel to dry flat, allowing it to dry in its original shape.
Always keep your wool clothing neatly folded when storing them away. Knitted Wool garments can be hung, but only on thick padded coat hangers as thin hangers can distort its shape.
For storing away your wool clothes during the summer when they are not in use, you want to protect them from moths. Keep your wool clothing in cotton bags or protect them with cedar wood balls.