Care advice

Knitwear

Woollen jumpers (merino, alpaca, mohair, etc.) are fragile and sensitive to heat, which is often responsible for their shrinkage. Here are a few tips and recommendations that will enable you to preserve your favourite jumpers for as long as possible.

1 - WASHING 
 
Hand wash is the best way to maintain your favourite jumpers.

- Hand wash in cold or lukewarm water (20 °C).
- You can use a special wool detergent, preferably in liquid form.
- The garment should be washed gently without pulling on the knit to avoid deforming it.
- Do not soak your sweater for more than a few minutes to avoid leaking


Do not allow your jumper to soak too long in order to avoid felting.
- Rinse gently and never twist your jumper – you risk deforming it.
- We advise you to carefully roll your jumper in a towel and press it gently to remove excess water before drying.

Machine washing is possible when the care label indicates it.  However, you must respect certain conditions :

- Make sure that your machine has a wool cycle before washing your jumper
- Above all, make sure it is effective (unfortunately, you will only know after an initial test).
Use a very small amount of special wool detergent, preferably in liquid form.
2 - DRYING
 
We recommend you dry your garment flat on a towel and on a flat surface (table, bed, etc.)
Do not pull on the wool, even slightly. Lay your jumper knowing that the shape before drying will be identical when dry.

3 - IRONING

Ironing is not necessary if washing and drying have been carried out properly.
However, if you need to iron your jumper, take all necessary precautions:

- Iron very gently on the reverse side
- Do not press/crush the knit
- Use a damp cloth

Warning: to preserve your woollen articles, store them flat and not on a hanger. They will keep their fine shapes for a very long time.
4 - AN ANTI-PILLING TIP
 
Washing will help to remove any surplus of material that your jumper may release. You can also use a cashmere comb. Place your jumper on a flat surface, delicately stretch the fabric and comb it from top to bottom.

Jumpers with long hair, such as mohair, might leave an excess of hair on other garments. This is normal and can be explained by the length of the fiber that detaches naturally. You can use a brush to gently remove the excess hair on your other garments.
 
5 - AN ANTI-FELTING TIP
 
When you rub wet wool fibres against each other, their scales will make them cling together.

Soap produces a foam that greatly facilitates friction and therefore felting. It is necessary to limit the quantity of detergent used during maintenance, and fabric softeners should not be used.


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