How to care for your merino garment
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Machine Wash: Adjust zip closed before you machine wash on wool cycle, 30˙C max. Only use wool approved washing liquid (look for the woolmark logo) e.g. Ecostore Wool & Delicates Wash.
DO NOT TUMBLE DRY, SOAK, USE HOT WATER, SOAPS, FABRIC SOFTENER, SPOT CLEAN OR BLEACH
NOTE: After your first 2-3 uses, we recommend that you wash the garment separately to diminish the appearance of any short fibers from the fabric i.e. pilling
Complete instructions for best results:
- Wash like colors together (e.g separate lights and darks)
- Close all zippers
- Use warm or cool machine wash on a wool cycle max 30oC
- Use WOOL liquid wash
- Do not use bleach or fabric softener under any circumstances
- Do not soak your garment
- Wash occasionally with denim (e.g. jeans with the zipper closed) or other coarse fabrics to remove any loose fibers i.e. pilling
- Do not iron prints or labels
- Line dry garments – do not tumble dry.
OTHER CARE TIPS
Pilling - How to prevent it and how to treat it
Pilling is a natural process that is inherent in merino fabric due to the fact that merino is a staple fiber. Generally if pilling occurs, it’s because the shorter fibers are working their way to the surface of the fabric.
The best way to avoid pilling is to wash a new Merino Kids after the first couple of wears. To alleviate the pilling, we suggest that you wash the garment with a coarser fabric such as denim jeans (ensure all zippers are closed). The fabric will improve over time as the shorter fibers are removed.
Garments and odour:
Merino fibers have the characteristic of drawing moisture away from the body and either absorbing or releasing this moisture, which eliminates clamminess and ensures that the garments remain odour-free. The fibers work this way in our garments the same as they do in the sheep that supply our Merino.
We strongly recommend that our customers only wash their garments on a wool/delicates, cool or warm (30oC) wash cycle with wool liquid wash. Hand washing can enable a residual build-up of odour.