The material used for all items is un-spun wool, which can be pretty delicate. Each material has a unique method to help bind the fibres together. With the correct use, merino & acrylic wool can last a very long time, and it is essential to take care of your new purchase. If the item is not cared for and has heavy usage, it can start to look worn out. Keep it looking great for longer by following this guide!
merino and acrylic
Merino wool is stain and water-resistant, just some of its many properties. The best way to clean merino wool is to spot clean spillages with a cloth and lukewarm water. You can also dry clean your items occasionally. Don’t be afraid to give your knit a good shake to keep the wool soft and fluffy! Merino wool has natural elasticity to keep its chunky shape. If you have purchased an item made from vegan acrylic wool, smaller items can be machine washed if necessary. Use a low setting, reshape while wet, and lay flat to dry. Do NOT tumble dry!
Merino and acrylic
Felting and pilling
A light felting process is used on merino wool before knitting. The felting process helps bind the fibres together to make the chunky knit more durable and less likely to pill. This method does not work on acrylic wool, but we have a secret technique to make it look as smooth as possible.
Pilling is caused naturally by friction and is NOT a defect. With heavy use, more pills can occur, so we recommended that items are for light / decorative use only. Pull them away gently, cut them off with sharp scissors, and smoot down. Do this once in a while, and you will keep your item looking better for longer.