Our sweaters are pre-washed and ready to wear.
Pure wool is a self-regenerating material with a natural self-cleaning quality. When in contact with oxygen, the air pockets in the wool fibre transfer odor and impurities from the skin into the air. No need to wash your wool sweater every time you wear it, just air it out and the odors will disappear.
Handcleaning your sweater is quick and easy, and contributes to preserving its quality:
(We recommend washing sweaters one at a time.)
- Fill your sink (previously cleaned!) with water slightly cooler than the temperature of your hand, never iced cold, and just enough to cover the sweater.
- Marseille soap is ideal, or any natural gentle soap, or a small quantity (about half a spoon) of special wool detergent. No fabric softener needed.
- Gently knead and massage the sweater in the water in order to soak it completely. Lightly hand rub stains and places most likely to carry odors with soap. The yarn will release excess dye but don't worry, your sweater won't loose any of its color. Do not scrub as it can cause pilling.
- Rinse the sweater with same temperature water until the water becomes clear and free of suds. DO NOT WRING to prevent any damage.
- Without wringing, squeeze and remove as much water as possible from your sweater. Lay it flat on a clean towel, roll them together, pressing firmly as you go.
- DO NOT TUMBLE DRY. Lay the sweater on a dry towel and place them on a dryer or on a flat surface. If drying outside, turn it inside out to prevent colors from fading in the sun. Push the sweater's ribbing together (neckline, wrists, waist).
- Allow the sweater to dry for 24 hours, flipping it over when mostly dry.
- Iron at wool temperature or steam.
Even with their highest quality, as our wools are free of any chemical treatments or chemical agents, they are likely to pill. Wool is a living material. As it gets rubbed, the shorter fibers separate from the longer strands and form small balls on the surface of the knit. Simply remove them carefully by hand or gently use an electric razor that will preserve the weave of the sweater.