How to care for your Wool garments

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Store Carefully :
Always empty pockets and hang wool clothes after wear in a cool, fresh environment. Never cram garments into a confined space. Use hangers which support jacket shoulders and skirt/trouser waistbands. This will help to remove any creases.

Help with Crease :
Suits and separates made from Wool mark and Wool mark Blend fabrics should shed their creases if hung in the steam of the bathroom for a short time and then left overnight.

Lighter Fabric Care :
Lighter weight fabrics such as Cool Wool and Light Wool also respond to the same treatment, though they may take a little longer to shed their creases. These can also be simply removed by ironing with a damp cloth or steam iron on a dot 2 setting.

Caring for Wet Wool :
If your wool clothing gets wet, dry it immediately away from direct heat-never in front of a fire, on a radiator or in strong sunlight. Do not tumble dry unless the label says it is safe to do so.

Check the Label :
The care instructions on the label of your wool garment can vary according to the type of Wool that it contains. The processes and technical treatments applied may also give additional benefits to the garment.

The guidance notes following will help you care for your wool garments, ensuring that they retain their good looks.

Hand Washing :
Follow the instructions carefully if your garment is carrying the hand wash label. Only use water with a maximum temperature of 40 C using a mild detergent, preferably Woolmark approved. If washing knitwear, turn the garment inside-out to protect the outer surface and ensure the powder is fully dissolved before starting. Soaking for 5 minutes or less will help to dislodge dirt before gently squeezing the liquid through the knitwear. Never rub the garment. Rinse in warm water, then cold water and use a fabric conditioner if preferred. When washing knitwear, remove excess water either by rolling between clean towels or use a washing machine short spin cycle. Never wring. Make sure the garment is pulled into shape while it is still damp.