Guiding Tips for Taking Care of Woolens

Guiding Tips for Taking Care of Woolens

  Woolwear is essential, especially during the coldest seasons, and some people even prefer them in other seasons. Wool is universal and versatile, making them perfect for all types of clothing, whether outdoors or indoors. They are hypoallergenic, soft, and comfortable, and can regulate the right temperature to keep you cool. You can wear wool in many different forms such as sweaters, coats, caps, gloves, cardigans, etc.; however, it has been found that without proper care, these garments can lose their luster and feel. They can also lose shape and become loose or tight. Therefore, it is important to ensure that woolen clothing is washed and cared for in a specific way. 


 How to wash 


 Before washing woolen items, it is important to read what is written on the cardigan or garment; ie hand wash, machine wash, or dry clean. In the case of dry cleaning, all you have to do is find a professional dry cleaning service to take care of it for you. However, in the case of machine washing and hand washing, be careful not to damage the fabric.


 Machine wash 

 For machine washing, choose gentler wash options and shorter cycles, and set the water temperature to low. Add a special liquid or laundry detergent for wool and mix well before adding the clothes. Remember to turn clothes inside out before putting them in the washing machine. Run shorter cycles, then dry them in the dryer (if allowed). Be sure to dry them in the shade and do not hang them vertically to prevent the wool from deforming.


 Hand wash 

 If hand washing, make sure not to use strong force to remove dirt. The strong force used can damage wool and yarn, causing them to become rough and rough over time. Fill the bucket and use warm water and liquid detergent for washing. Soak the wool for a few minutes, then gently rub and wring it out before rinsing it off with water. Rinse the garment once or twice in cold water to remove the soap, then wring it out. Dry them horizontally and also in the shade in 

  to avoid damage to woolen clothes by the sun's rays. 


 Ironing and care 


 Not all woolen items can be ironed, so read labels before choosing. If they can be ironed,  set the iron to a wool-friendly setting. Lay down the wool and place a thin cloth on top to protect the yarn. Gently iron the clothes without being too heavy. After ironing, fold the wool loosely and be careful not to hang it with other clothes. Arrange them on a shelf and add moths to prevent insect damage. Don't block the air