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Care Instruction

GENERAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Irrespective of the method, To avoid colour “bleeding” separate dark and pale colours before laundering. Also keep dark and light colours separate when they are wet.

 

BRUSHING

For woven garments only, using a soft garment brush, brush garments lengthwise after wearing to remove surface soil that might become stains later on. Dust and dirt can dull the appearance of wool scarf’s.

 

AIRING

To remove cigarette or food odours, lay wool garments/fabric flat on a bed or towel for an hour.Woven garments may be hung in fresh air on a suitable hanger.

 

HANG WOVENS, FOLD KNITS

Woven wool garment/fabric should be hung on plain hangers.Knitted garments should be gently folded and stored in drawers.

 

RESTING

Rest wool garments for 24 hours before wearing again. This gives the natural resilience and spring in the wool fibre time

 

REFRESHING

Wool garments/fabrics can be refreshed after unpacking or wearing by hanging them in a steamy bathroom. Moisture from the steam will remove wrinkles.

 

DRY AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT OR HEAT

If wool gets wet, dry the garment/fabrics at room temperature, away from direct sunlight or heat.

 

IRONING

Many wool garment/fabrics do not require ironing, but very smooth fabrics may look better if pressed. Always use steam when pressing wool. Set your iron on the wool setting and avoid ironing the fabric when it’s totally dry.

 

LIGHTWEIGHT FABRIC CARE

Lighter wool fabrics may take a little longer to shed their creases. Remove wrinkles by ironing with a damp cloth or steam iron on a warm iron/dot 2 setting.

 

LONG-TERM STORAGE

Since food stains and body oils attract moths, you should ensure your wool garment is clean before packing it away in airtight bags or containers.

 

TREATING STAINS

If you decide to treat the stain yourself, the following provides some guidance. All safety Precautions recommended by chemical suppliers should be followed. When treating stains, it is important to ensure they are fully removed before ironing. The heat from ironing can make a stain permanent.

 

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

Dab gently with an absorbent, lint free cloth to remove as much excess liquid as possible.Sponge the area sparingly with a mixture of warm water and surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol in equal parts.

 

BLACK COFFEE

Mix alcohol and white vinegar in equal parts, soak a lint free cloth in the solution and lightly dab The stained area before pressing gently with an absorbent cloth.

 

BLOOD

Remove excess blood immediately with a damp sponge, then gently dab the area using undiluted white vinegar followed by cold water.

 

BUTTER / GREASE / SAUCES

If a greasy mark forms, firstly scrape the surface of the stain with a spoon or knife to remove any excess oil. Then soak a lint free cloth in proprietary grease remover or white spirit and gently dab the area.