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How-To | Wash Wool Coats, Capes & More

Oct 6, 2014

Think of wool as a “dry clean only” item? Think again. Not only do these natural beauties clean up well, but washing them can help preserve fibers. Save time, money, and your winter fashion favorites with this step-by-step guide.

Gather These Tools:

Stain SolutionWash & Stain BarMesh Washing BagWool & Cashmere ShampooWool & Cashmere SpraySweater CombCashmere Brush

Say “So Long” to Stains

Remove stains and pretreat susceptible areas before washing with Stain Solution by applying directly to spots and areas like collars and cuffs and work into the fabric using a finger or the Stain Brush.

Note: When treating blood stains, always use cold water.

Spot treat using the Wash & Stain Bar. Work the bar into a lather using cool water, apply directly to the stain, and wipe the area clean with a damp Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.

Machine Wash

Bag it up first. Remove any detachable washable pieces like faux fur lining and hoods and insert into a Mesh Washing Bag. Turn the coat, jacket, or cape inside out and drop into the drum along with the Mesh Washing Bag containing any other detachable.

Select the Woolens, Delicate, or Handwash cycle on your washing machine and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low. Add Wool & Cashmere Shampoo considering the machine type and load size.

Take Your Time Drying

Lay item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or clean towel or hang to dry. When drying, avoid direct sunlight and heat sources, such as the radiator, because they can shrink or damage wool.

Steam it Up

Ironing can crush or flatten the natural pile of the yarns. Instead, steam to remove wrinkles, odors, and help kill mites and bacteria.

Stay Fresh

Spritz Wool & Cashmere Spray between wearing and washing. It’s a nontoxic, allergen-free fabric spray scented in Cedar, a modern take on the traditional woody fragrance

Pills & Lint

Remove pills by gliding the Sweater Comb across pilled areas. Always work tools in one direction. Use the Cashmere Brush between wears to remove lint, fuzz, and hair and release natural oils that rejuvenate yarns.

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Wool & Cashmere Shampoo 16 fl oz

Removes Old & New Stains

Wool & Cashmere Spray 4 fl oz

Removes Old & New Stains

Wash & Stain Bar

Removes Old & New Stains

Stain Solution 16 fl oz

Removes Old & New Stains

Cashmere Brush

Removes Old & New Stains

Sweater Comb

Removes Old & New Stains

Jiffy Steamer

Removes Old & New Stains

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