PSA: Pilling on clothing occurs from wearing (not washing)! When fibers loosen from regular wear, they tend to form little balls on woolens, knitted synthetics, and blends like sweaters, wool coats, and blankets. Pilling can also occur from friction, like when a seat belt or the strap of a bag rubs up against a sweater or coat.
There are lots of fixes for pilling out there, but many (like fabric shavers) can thin out fabrics, leading to tears and rips over time. That’s exactly why we made our Sweater Stone and Sweater Comb: Expertly-crafted for both fine-gauge and thicker knits, these tools lift pills like a magnet and leave fabrics smooth and rejuvenated. Ahead, how and when to use them both:
Crafted of two fine metal mesh screens, this tool gently picks up pilling on fine-gauge knits and woolens and leaves renewed yarns behind. To use, glide the Sweater Comb in one direction over pilled areas and discard fuzz trapped in screens as needed.
Thin, lightweight sweaters, including cashmere
Thick, natural pumice attracts pills on chunky, heavier-knit blankets, sweaters, and upholstery. Move the tool in one direction over target areas, then shake out residue to remove from the tool.
Cashmere Brush: For lint and hair removal between wearing and washing, this brush is our go-to. Specially made for fine yarns, the Cashmere Brush’ssoft bristles rid lingering fuzzies and hair while stimulating fibers’ natural oils.