HOW TO CARE FOR WOOL CLOTHING
SWEATSHIRT, JERSEY AND KNITTED WOOL
Our garments are made from all natural wool without chemical treatments. Pilling will occur on natural wool and can be removed carefully with a comb or a razor. The longer the garment is used, the pilling will gradually stop.
When wool fibers come loose, they will form little balls or pills. Pilling naturally occurs with movement and is a result of friction.
How to remove pilling:
Lay your knitted garment on a flat surface
Use a fine comb or a razor (or other recomended device), carefully shave of the pilling on the garment from top to bottom
Remove the pills / lint that get stuck on your comb or razor
Your knitted garments should looks as new again
Repeat when needed
Wool is naturally antibacterial as well as dirt and odour resistant, so wool garments do not need to be washed very often. It’s better to hang them out to be aired.
If you have smaller stains we recommend to spot clean stains with a mild wool soap by hand.
To spot clean your garment follow these simple steps below.
Spot clean knitted garments:
Use mild wool soap and some lukewarm water on the stain.
Brush or rub very carefully on the stain by hand or with a soft fabric cloth
Rinse off the soap with lukewarm water or a cloth soaked in lukewarm water.
Repeat the process if needed. Make sure to remove all soap from the garment.
Dry by laying the garment flat.
Place a towel under the area of the stain and if necessary gently squeeze the water out without twisting or wringing it.
Do not hang a knitted garment, let it dry flat.
If you would like to wash your entire garment we recommend hand wash. However you can use the mild wool-programme on maximum 30 degrees in the washing machine.
It is normal for knitted garments of untreated natural wool to shrink a bit on the length when washed the first time. Gently pull the garment when it is wet to avoid more shrinkage.
Hand Wash knitted wool:
Hand wash your knitted garment by soaking it in lukewarm water with a mild soap or wool detergent. Use a clean sink or bucket to place the garment inside for a few minutes.
Then carefully rinse the garment with lukewarm water
Gently squeeze the water out without twisting or wringing it.
Gently pull the garment on the length to avoid shrinkage
Place it flat in its natural shape on a clean towel to dry, either on top of a drying rack or on another flat surface. Do NOT put the garment in the dryer.
To make the knitted garment dry faster, roll it up inside the towel to remove more water.
When drying avoid having the garment next to a radiator or in direct sunlight. And never hang up wet woolen garments.
Store your knitted garments folded flat so it keeps its shape. Use cedar wood or dried lavender to keep moths away.
If you put away your wool garment for the summer months, make sure to have it cleaned before storing it. Moths are more drawn to the dirt than the actual wool fibre.
WOVEN FELTED JACKET
Pilling and caring
Brush the jacket with a clothing brush before or after wearing, to remove hair, dust and lint, and to make the wool fiber regain it's luster.
Felted garments do not get a lot of pilling. If some pilling should occur it can gently be removed with a comb or razor.
If the jacket appears “hairy” and has a lot of fibers sticking out, you can flatten the surface of the fabric by using a steamer or steam iron. Keep a low temperature on the iron.
Do not iron directly on to the wool fabric, use cotton or linen cloth in between the jacket and the iron, and gently press or stroke the iron to flatten the surface of the wool fabric.
The Findor jacket should be aired out instead of washed.
For smaller spots we recommend to spot treat stains by hand or with a soft clothing brush. Here are some steps that can guide you to spot treat stains.
Spot clean felted jacket:
If you do wash the jacket, we recommend hand wash. Dry clean solvents and enzyme-containing detergents can degrade the felt.
These steps can guide you to a safe hand wash of your jacket. Make sure to use a cool water temperature when washing felted garments, as it can shrink if it's not treated properly.
Hand wash felted jacket:
The woven and felted Findor jacket can be stored hanging on a structured wooden hanger. Use cedar wood or dried lavender to keep moths away.
If you put away your wool jacket for the summer months, make sure to have it cleaned before storing it. Moths are more drawn to the dirt than the actual wool fibre.
If you have any questions please contact help (at) anewsweden.com