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Which laundry detergent should I use when washing wool?


It’s time to wash your favourite item of Merino wool clothing. But which detergent should you use when washing wool? A neutral, mild wool detergent will help to prolong the lifespan of your favourite wool sweater or any other piece of clothing.

Using a neutral, mild detergent, preferably one that is Woolmark recommended, should be your go-to when hand washing or machine washing wool clothing.

Avoid using heavy-duty detergents, “bio” detergents containing enzymes, or any detergents containing bleaches.

There are a number of laundry detergents suitable for wool. When choosing your preferred laundry detergent there are a number of considerations you should take into account:

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Wondering what laundry detergent to use for your wool clothes and blankets? The Woolmark Company has recently certified Pental Softly Wool Wash as a superior laundry detergent for wool and it’s available in Australia.

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How to wash and dry wool blankets

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How to dry a wool sweater

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Can I iron wool?

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Can I iron wool? When required, ironing wool clothes is a simple process. Always use the Wool setting or turn the iron to medium, 2-dot heat.

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.