Below are the three areas we think are the most important when it comes to garment care.
Because our garments are made from 100% organic, mulesing free merino wool, we recommend washing them by hand in cold water to avoid tearing the threads, but even just by hanging the garment outside in the wind instead, you can almost completely avoid having to wash it at all.
Merino wool contains lanolin that breaks down the bacteria that creates odor in fabrics and yarns. Furthermore a university in Otago made a sweat test in 32°C comparing a polyester t-shirt to a wool one, concluding that it took 1,5 times as long for the sweating to start with the wool t-shirt.
Merino wool absorbs moisture equivalent to 35% of its weight without feeling sticky against the skin, and it evaporates quickly into the air thus keeping the skin dry.
When the moisture evaporates from the fibres it will create a cooling effect on the skin, because energy is used in the form of heat causing a temperature reduction.
If there is one thing that can make a piece of clothing look worn and old, it is when the colour has faded and completely lost its vitality.
You should always wash your clothes with similar colours to avoid leftover dye from the dark clothes discolouring the lighter pieces.
Turning every piece of clothing inside out will create less friction on the front of the fabric when washing thus keeping the colour looking vibrant for longer.
When possible you should always choose a gentle detergent and avoid using fabric softener on wool.
A great tip for bringing back colour in a faded piece of clothing is to add a cup of vinegar to the water before washing. The vinegar will help break up any leftover detergent or minerals left behind from hard water, so the fabric will look brighter afterwards.
The vinegar will also prevent this build up in the first place, so it is a great way to keep any clothes or fabrics from fading at all.
We hope the information on this page was useful.
If you have any questions or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.