Total Easy Care (TEC) Merino apparel is designed for today's busy lifestyle. Total Easy Care Merino garments are all machine-washable, and some are suitable for tumble drying.
Even after frequent laundering they retain an 'as new' appearance. They won't shrink, lose their shape, fade or colour-bleed. They remain soft and comfortable for the life of the garment.
Total Easy Care technology is available worldwide.
For fine gauge knitted garments, which are generally made from worsted-spun yarns, the Total Easy Care treatment is often applied at top stage prior to the spinning process.
Most wool spinners offer Total Easy Care wool yarns in 100% Merino wool or blended with other fibres.
For woollen-spun products such as lambswool sweaters, the Total Easy Care treatment is normally applied to the knitted garment during the final wet-finishing process, although some spinners do offer woollen-spun yarns made from Total Easy Care treated fibre.
The process consists of an oxidative pre-treatment followed by application of a special polymer which swells during washing and masks the scale edges responsible for felting.
For further information about Total Easy Care contact your local Woolmark Company office.