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Care of merino clothes

The most important care measure of a merino wool cloth is to give the cloth airing. Merino wool’s ability to cleanse itself in fresh air reduces significantly the need for traditional wash. Airing will remove all odors – including that of sweat.

  • the most important care measure of merino wool cloth is airing
  • see the washing instructions in the care label attached to the product
  • machine wash using a wool-wash setting or hand wash
  • use a wash bag to save clothes
  • low wash temperature, 30 degrees, the product’s inside turned out
  • use a detergent suitable for washing wool
  • do not use a rinse agent
  • pull the cloth into shape whilst it’s damp
  • don’t use a tumble dryer
  • you may iron the product using the mildest temperature setting
  • less frequently you wash the item, the better

If there is visible dirt on a garment, wash those parts with water and detergent. Read the instructions in the care label carefully. Most merino clothes can be machine-washed. It is recommended to use a wool detergent. Regular alkaline detergent solutions may cause the colours of merino knit fade and bleed. Clothes also wear out and may get holes, because alkaline solutions stick to wool fibres and weaken them. Do not use a rinsing agent.

After a hand wash, squeeze most water gently out of a damp cloth. You may also roll a thicker knitwear item inside a terry towel.Pull the cloth into shape when it is damp and let it dry to its size as straightened. Merino knit often shrinks 3–5% when it is washed. Light stretching keeps the original shape of the cloth. Do not use a tumble dryer. Dry the cloth on a line or use flat drying on a rack. Flat drying is particularly recommended for thicker knitwear. Wool clothes can be ironed on the reverse side through a damp cloth with light steaming.

Merino wool is a natural material and it lives. This is the reason for pilling. The surface of knit remains good if you use a pilling comb, stone or machine. Those can be found in well-equipped department stores, drapers’ and thread stores. Care for your knitwear to stand time and look good for years to come. Wool clothes should be stored as clean in a dry place, protected from moths.

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