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Take Care when Caring for Wool

February 20, 2017

Wool clothingWool is a popular sweater fabric because it is durable, comfortable, and
an excellent insulator. If your wool sweater gets damp, hang it to air
dry at room temperature. Do not hang near a heat source, as this will
promote mildew. A gentle brushing of wool sweaters after each wearing
helps remove surface soil.

If the care label suggests hand washing,
use cool water with mild soap or bleach-free detergent. Soak up to five
minutes and rinse thoroughly. Squeeze out excess water, but do not wring
or twist the fabric. To dry, lay the sweater flat, away from sunlight
or heat. If using a plastic sweater board as a drying surface, covering
the board with a towel (under the sweater) will help prevent snagging.

If
the care label suggests machine washing, use the gentle cycle. Bring
your wools, or any sweater with dryclean-only label, to us for stain
removal.