How to care for woollen items?
Genuine wool blankets and throws are durable, quality products that will serve you for a long time. We would like to provide you with a few tips for your blankets’ proper care.
First, please follow the key instructions for cleaning, drying, and ironing indicated on the item’s label. Below you will find some additional recommendations and tips for care:
- Since wool can easily absorb external smells, the new wool item should be aired outside. Your throw or blanket will have a pleasant fresh scent in just a few hours.
- We recommend dry cleaning. After dry cleaning a throw or a blanket should be aired outside as well. If you would like to clean the wool item yourself, hand wash is strongly advised. We suggest that you first pre-soak the throw or the blanket in warm water (below 30° or 22.0 °F). Add a mild detergent and soak the item for 5-10 minutes. When washing the item, use special detergents, containing lanoline, or usual shampoo. These cleaning products will help to preserve the durability of wool item. Do not use detergents that contain bleaching or dying components. After washing, rinse the item in warm water and let it drain first. To wring the woollen blanket, wrap it with a terry towel without intensively twisting or wrenching it. Do not scrub, wring, or stretch your wool blanket or it may lose its shape or stretch out. Let the blanket air dry. Dry flat and do not wring. Never tumble dry as this will cause shrinkage. Blankets should be washed separately to avoid snagging.
- We suggest that you air wool items outside once or twice a year. Do so in warm, dry weather so that the blanket does not absorb humidity.
- To protect the colour from fading, avoid exposing the item to direct sunlight.
- If you are not planning to use your wool bedding for an extended period of time, pack the blanket into a loose bag with unrestrained air flow. For long-term storage, add some moth protection products into the bag. Do not keep wool items in damp or cold spaces as these can be damaged.
A few additional tips:
- When washing, you could add 1 table spoon of grape vinegar into the soaking solution. Vinegar is somewhat acidic and fairly gentle, making it ideal for cleaning wool fibers.
- To revive a blanket’s colors after fading, keep the item in water with a slice of lemon;
- To remove dirt stains on wool items, let the stain dry, then brush the stain with a dry clothes brush.