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Wool care

Can you dry clean Merino wool?

With so many ways to wash wool clothing, it’s always best to check the care claim or sew-in label on your favourite item of clothing. Whilst regular dry cleaning can sometimes be costly, certain garments advise to Dry Clean Only.

If you wool sweater, wool pants or any other item of wool clothing has a label or care claim that says ‘Dry Clean Only’, then the item should be taken to a professional dry cleaner to ensure the superior quality of your clothing is maintained upon cleaning.

It’s always best to check the care claim of any wool product prior to washing, as some products may be labelled ‘Do not Dry Clean’.

These days, many wool products can be washed in a domestic washing machine.

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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.