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Can I tumble dry wool?


Good news! Certain wool garments can safely be dried in a tumble dryer without the item shrinking.

Woolmark-approved garments that have a care claim that states ‘tumble dry’ can be tumble dried on a low heat setting or a setting for wool or delicates. It is advised to use a tumble dryer that has been approved by The Woolmark Company.

Find Woolmark-approved products in your country.

If your garment does not say Tumble Dry, it is best to flat dry your wool garment.

You may also notice that your wool garment’s sew-in label says Machine Wash. This means your Woolmark-certified garment can safely be machine washed in a washing machine multiple times, without shrinkage taking place.

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Lisa Griplas has more than ten years experience in the media and communications industry. A journalist by trade, she spent a number of years working at a daily newspaper before moving to The Woolmark Company to take up the role of Global Editor, a title she holds today.