Care for wool properly
So that you can enjoy your garment for as long as possible, we would like to give you some tips on caring for and cleaning wool clothing.
How do I wash wool?
The general rule is: wool should be washed as rarely as possible. In most cases, airing it out thoroughly or hanging it in the bathroom after showering is sufficient and removes unpleasant odors. This is because with wool, dirt remains on the surface of the fiber and does not penetrate the fiber - the opposite is the case with cotton, for example. This property is also known as the “self-cleaning” of wool: stains dry up and the dried substance flakes off over time. But don't worry, you don't have to wait for it if you don't want to. Wool can also be washed.
Wash cold (below 30°C) on the wool cycle or the hand wash program in the washing machine, or actually hand wash.
A mild wool detergent is the right detergent for wool. When it comes to dosage, the basic rule is: less is more! There should be no detergent residue left in the wool.
You should also not use fabric softener or bleach your clothes.
To keep mechanical stress as low as possible, only put one or a maximum of two items of clothing in the washing machine at a time. You can also turn the wool sweater etc. inside out so that any mechanical stress takes place on the inside. Light, gentle spinning is okay so that the wool doesn't come out of the machine dripping wet.
How do I dry wool?
After washing, the good piece should be carefully pulled into shape while it is still damp and not wrung out. Since wet wool is heavy, it should always be dried lying down and not hung up. It would hang out of shape.
Tip: You can also place a towel under the laundry that you remove or change after 1-2 hours. This makes it a little quicker and the wool doesn't bulge through the struts of the clothes horse. The wool should also not be dried on the heater or in the tumble dryer.
What to do if my clothes pill?
Pilling is the formation of small pills and lint on clothing. They are caused by loose fibers that have come loose from the knit/wool due to friction. Small nodules can quickly be seen, especially on the waistband, on the shoulders and on the forearms of sweaters, because this is where the friction is greatest in everyday life.
A lint roller can remove the first loose lint from the fabric without putting any further strain on the fabric - if you don't have one on hand, you can also use adhesive tape for another purpose.
Special lint brushes use their bristles to primarily remove coarse tangles. However, you should be careful not to apply too much pressure so as not to loosen the fabric fibers even further.
The most thorough and lasting way to remove pilling is to use special cashmere combs. These cleanly separate the small knots of fabric and make the surface of the textile appear new.