Care Instructions For Merino Garments


Washing & Drying

For the best result in cleaning your garment it is always recommended you hand wash merino based knitwear. Using cold water and a woolmark approved detergent, hand wash inside out and refrain from using any fabric softeners. DO NOT use bleach. DO NOT tumble dry, and lye the garments flat to dry.

 

Snagging

Snagging can be a result of yarn being caught by jewelry or other sharp objects. If you notice a snag in your garment DO NOT cut the yarn to hide it. Instead, pull the snag through to the reverse side of the garment with a crochet hook or needle.

 

Storage

Don't hang your garment, store it flat and folded. This will ensure your garment doesn't stretch and loose its shape while in storage.

 

Pilling

All natural fibers have the ability to pill. This is more common in softer yarns and can occur in contact areas where the arms rub against the body, and where rubbing or fiction with other objects has happened. This is only a temporary condition and the pills can be removed by plucking, or carefully shaving the fabric with a depilling razor (as per photo). Once the garment has finished releasing the short fibers, the pilling will ease. A similar process happens with the first few weeks of walking on new wool carpet. Washing your jumper regularly also helps with the shedding of the shorter fibers 

 

Moths

Any household can get moths, and is no reflection of ones personal hygiene. The adult moths sneak into your cupboards and lay their eggs without you noticing. Once the eggs turn to larvae, they feed on your garments. Causing holes or bursts in your favorite garment making them un-wearable.

Using odorless mothballs would be your best option to rid any possible moths. Another option you could try would be to keep your garments in a polythene bags. Or if you'd like a more natural approach, Lavender has proven to be quite usefully in fighting the moths away as well as leave a nice scent on your garments and cupboards.