All items are made from un-spun wool which can be quite delicate, so the wool is lightly felted to help bind the fibres together. With the right care merino wool can last a very long time, but it is important to take care of your new purchase. If the item isn’t cared for and has heavy usage it can start to look worn out.
Merino wool is stain and water resistant, just a couple of its many properties. The best way to clean merino wool it’s to spot clean spillages with a cloth and lukewarm water. You can also dry clean your items occasionally. To keep the wool soft and fluffy, don’t be afraid to give your item a good shake! Merino wool has natural elasticity to keep its chunky shape.
If you have purchase an item made from vegan acrylic wool, smaller items can be machine washed if necessary. Use a low setting, reshape whilst wet and lay flat to dry. Do NOT tumble dry!
Felting and Pilling
Merino wool is lightly felted before knitting. The felting process used helps bind the fibres together to make your chunky knit more durable and less likely to pill.
Pilling is caused naturally by friction and is NOT a defect. With heavy use more pills can occur so it is recommended that items are used for light / decorative use only. Pills can be gently pulled away or simply cut off with sharp scissors and smoothed down. By doing this occasionally you will keep you item looking better for longer.
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