Wool Care

HOW TO WASH WOOL BLANKETS

FOLLOW THESE LAUNDRY INSTRUCTIONS TO KEEP YOUR BLANKETS CLEAN AND FRESH

It won't come as a surprise to anyone reading that we love wool! It's natural, beautiful, warm and long-lasting, making it the perfect material for weaving our cosy blankets. Follow this simple guide to keep your wool clean, fresh and looking its best.
Firstly though, did you know that wool is naturally self-cleaning? It sounds like quite a claim, but let me explain the science. The keratin in wool actually breaks down bacteria naturally. The core of each wool fibre strand is composed of two types of cells that absorb different amounts of moisture. One type swells more than the other causing a constant motion between the two. This characteristic creates a mechanical, self-cleaning effect. The natural breathability of wool means your blanket actually needs washing less than you might think and airing outside on the line is often all you need to freshen it up. If a more thorough clean is needed, read on to find out how to wash wool.

Spot Cleaning

 


Hand Washing

 


Machine Washing

 


Drying

 


Dry Cleaning

 


Removing Bobbling / Pilling

 


Wool Laundry Detergents & Conditioners

Choose a PH neutral, mild liquid detergent that is specially formulated for wool. Avoid heavy-duty biological detergents containing enzymes, or any detergents containing chlorine or bleach. Final rinse softeners or conditioners can be used, but keep the amount to minimum. A lot of softener can increase the formation of bobbles because it acts as a lubricant, enabling the fibres to move more freely. This may result in shrinking or felting.