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About Wool

 

 

THE FANTASTIC FEATURES OF WOOL

Wool is 100% renewable and natural and is therefore one of our most sustainable material resources.

Merino wool fibres are extremely fine witch enable the fibres to bend far more than traditional, coarser wool fibres. This makes Merino wool feel soft and luxuriously gentle next to your skin and will not itch your body.

Natural elasticity helps Merino wool garments stretch with you yet return to their original shape.

Merino wool can absorb moisture, up to 30% of its own weight, and move it away to evaporate into the air. The garments will therefore feel dry and nice even if you become wet or humid.

Merino wool is an active fibre that reacts to changes in body temperature and helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot. Therefore, wool is perfect for babies who do not have the ability to regulate their own body temperature and for active children.

Our merino wool garments are perfect as a second layer and will keep children warm and dry all day long.

 

Wool and pilling

Natural material yarns will always release some fibres. Pilling occurs when short fibres loosen and stick to longer fibres. If your wool garment is pilling, the short fibres are released. We recommend you remove these with a pilling machine or device. The wool will eventually settle.

It may be beneficial to wash the wool garment after the first use so that the fibres sit down and thus reduce napping.

 Please note that wool can pill with friction against synthetic garments, e.g. that wool is rubbed against or are in contact with a trolley sleeping bag or an outdoor dress made of synthetic material.

 

Washing of wool

Wool is an extremely delicate material that is prone to shrinking, but that does not mean that you cannot wash your wool items from time to time.  Since wool has bacterial inhibitory properties, it is not necessary to wash your wool item that often. Stains can easily be removed with water.

When washing wool, we do recommend using a mesh laundry bag to protect the wool material from the drum. Wash your garment using the hand wash or wool program, then air dry your wool garment. After drying, you may have to gently stretch your wool garment back to its original size to combat shrinkage.

Regular detergents with enzymes damage the wool fibres and can cause the fibres to dissolve leaving holes in the garments. Therefore, always use detergent intended for wool and silk.

     

    Take care of your wool!