You can wash wool sweaters, jackets, blankets, winter accessories, and more from home, but if your wool item is structured or has a lining as a blazer, coat, or suit typically would, spot treat stains and odors instead of giving it a full wash.
To spot treat stains and odors on your woolen, wet our Wash & Stain Bar (our wool spot cleaner of choice) with cool water and gently work into affected areas.
Remove excess soap with a wet Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth. Continue dampening the cloth with cool water as needed, and repeat process until satisfied.
Skip to the Dry & Finish step in your wool garment washing process, and finish with steaming. Felt shouldn?t be placed in the dryer.
Apply stain solution before placing items in the washing machine. Stain Solution is ideal for protein and tannin stains, such as wine, coffee, ink, grass, urine, blood, and old, set-in stains such as pit stains.
Use the Wash & Stain Bar for cleaning alpaca wool. It works the yarn to remove dirt, grease, oil, and makeup making it ideal for cleaning a wool sweater.
To remove odors from wool clothes, presoak the items for 30 minutes in cool water mixed with � cup of Scented Vinegar.
Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing camel hair.
Dry-cleaning solvents and enzyme-containing detergents will degrade the yarns.
Camel hair is sensitive to water temperature and agitation, and it can shrink if not treated properly.
Came hair generally doesn?t pill; if it does, remove pills on finer-gauge knits, such as lightweight sweaters, T-shirts, or pants, by gliding the Sweater Comb across pilled areas.
For heavier-gauge items, such as thicker sweaters, outerwear, or heavy upholstery, use the Sweater Stone.
Always work tools in one direction.
When wool fibers become loose, they form little balls or pills. Pilling is a direct result of friction (which naturally occurs with movement), so the more you wear an item, the more likely it is to pill. Use the Cashmere Brush between wears to remove lint, fuzz, and hair and to release natural oils that rejuvenate yarns.
Knit items should be stored folded to prevent stretching or distorting. Store jackets and suits using a solid structured hanger.
Camel hair is susceptible to insect damage. Always store items clean to avoid inadvertently providing a ?food source? for bugs.
Prevent bug and moth infestation by storing in a breathable cotton Storage Bag with a zip closure.
Storing in plastic encourages yellowing and can trap mildew-causing moisture, a prime environment for bugs.
All techniques are based on textile science. Not all garments perform and react as science would predict.