WOOL

Wool doesn’t need washing every time you wear it. Its fibres have a natural protective coating, making it resistant to dirt and dust. Hang to ventilate instead.
 

  • To wash wool, use a specialist wool detergent at 30°C with a low spin setting. Squeeze out any excess water for heavier garments, without wringing.
     

  • Dry woollens flat on a rack, placing a towel underneath to absorb any drips. Hanging wool up to dry will stretch pieces out of shape.
     

  • Fold knitwear and store in drawers with mothballs. The weight of the wool will pull the piece out of shape if it’s hung up.
     

  • Pilling occurs naturally with friction and can be easily removed with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver.

MERINO

Merino is naturally antibacterial and odour-resistant so it will not need to be washed after every wear Hang garments to air between wears instead.
 

  • To wash merino wool, machine wash at 30ºC with a low spin
     

  • Using a wool detergent will help merino last longer. Avoid using fabric softener, which coats the fibres and make them less breathable.
     

  • Hang merino wool to air dry and reshape while damp. The heat from tumble driers can cause fibres to shrink.
     

  • Pilling will occur naturally with wear. This can be easily remedied with use of a pilling comb or a fabric shaver.
     

  • Don’t forget to protect your merino from moths!

MOHAIR

Mohair is truly an exquisite fiber, and with its delicate appearance it is often a surprise to discover just how durable and hard wearing it can be. Like most luxury fibers, mohair requires proper handling, but when treated in the correct way it can last for a very long time.

  • Only hand wash your mohair garments using shampoo and conditioner - same way as you would wash your hair
     

  • Gently squeezed out – never pull or wring. Garment may be tumble dried in a pillowcase as long as a low and gentle program is used.
     

  • Lay flat to dry.
     

  • Store garment in a cool dry place – Do not store in plastic. Do not keep knitted mohair garments on hangers – Fold and store on a shelf.
     

  • Try to avoid friction spots such as shoulder bag or armrests.
     

  • To fluff up garment, lightly shake or gently brush down with hand.

 

LOW-PILLING ACRYLIC

Acrylic is strong, lightweight, warm, soft, and resilient. Acrylic fibers are quick-drying and draw moisture away from the body. The fibers are resistant to mildew, odor absorption, moths, deterioration from sunlight, oil and most chemicals.

It holds shape well and is easy to wash.

  • Pre-Treat Any Stains - dampen the garment in a sink filled with warm water mixed with a few drops of gentle detergent. Rub the garment together at the stain. For tougher stains, use an old toothbrush to loosen any stubborn residue.
     

  • Wash on a gentle cycle with warm or cool water. You can also hand-wash your acrylic clothing, if desired.
     

  • Lay your sweater on a clean, flat surface to dry.

COTTON

Cotton is as easy to care for as it is comfortable. It can be machine or handwashed.

 

  • To prevent garments from shrinking and to keep them looking their best, wash at 30°.
     

  • Place delicate items in a mesh bag to help prevent snagging or twisting during machine cycles.
     

  • Pre‑treat stains before washing by dabbing a small amount of stain remover on the area. For darker pieces, patch test on an inside seam to check the colour won’t be affected.
     

  • Hang cotton out to dry, as heat from tumble dryers can cause it to shrink. This also saves energy.