To freshen between washes, The Laundress uses our Wool & Cashmere Spray. This versatile formula has antibacterial properties that add scent while removing odor, keeping items smelling clean and fresh.
It's great for closets and drawers, too.
In between washes, you can also steam woolens. The steam kills most germs and bacteria, helping to eliminate odors. If the item isn't actually dirty, you don't need to take it to the drycleaners. Instead, save money and reduce cleaning wear on an item by steaming it at home.
For a pleasant scent, add Ironing Water to the steamer. Steaming works great for “Dryclean Only” items as well as items that are not readily washable, such as upholstery, etc.
Pills are caused by wearing (rather than washing) and occur in areas of friction. This is why they form in areas such as the interior of pant legs, where arms rub along sides, and where bag straps rub shoulders. Pills most often form on woolens, but cotton and synthetics are not immune to pilling. Upholstery can also pill in higher-use areas.
How to de-pill:
Use our de-pilling comb or stone. We use our Sweater Comb for finer-gauge knits such as light-weight sweaters, T-shirts, or pants. For heavier-gauge items (such as thicker sweaters, outwear, or heavy upholstery), we use our Sweater Stone. If you only want to own one de-pilling tool, our comb can be used for either type of fabric.