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 washing process, and finish with steaming. Felt shouldn’t be placed in the dryer.
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.
- To remove odors from wool, presoak the item for 30 minutes in cool water mixed with ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar.
Dry-cleaning solvents and enzyme-containing detergents will degrade the felt.
Felt is sensitive to water temperature and agitation, and it can shrink if not treated properly.
Add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo to a washbasin or sink filled with cool water.
Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute soap. Soak for up to 30 minutes.
Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy.
Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item.
Turn the item inside out, and place it in a Mesh Washing Bag.
Felt needs to be washed on a delicate cycle. Select the woolens or delicate cycle on the washing machine, and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low.
Add the appropriate amount of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo according to the machine and load size.
Remove promptly from the washing machine to reduce creasing.
Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or clean towel. Do not put it in the dryer!
Expedite drying by laying the item flat on a clean towel. With the item in its original shape, roll it up in the towel (like a sleeping bag) to remove excess water.
When drying, avoid direct sunlight and heat sources, such as the radiator, because they can yellow, shrink, or damage woolens.
Never hang wet woolens.
To remove wrinkles, we recommend steaming for the best and safest finish.
To freshen between wearings, spritz with Wool & Cashmere Spray. This nontoxic and allergen-free fabric spray naturally repels bugs and moths.
Felt generally doesn’t pill; if it does, glide the Sweater Comb across targeted areas. Always work the tool in one direction.
- Knit items should be stored folded to prevent stretching or distorting. Store jackets and suits using a solid structured hanger.
- Wool and cashmere are susceptible to insect damage. Always store items clean.
- 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.