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EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT ANJELICA HUSTON,

Wool care is easy

Careculator

Use our handy tool below to answer any questions you have about wool care.
Careculator steps
Step 1 Select Garment
Step 2 Choose Challenge
Step 3 Find Solution
Step 2. Choose a care challenge
Step 3. Choose a stain to remove

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For ballpoint pen stains, gently dab the stain with a lint-free cloth (not paper towel) soaked in surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol.
2
Next, press gently with an absorbent cloth or towel to soak up excess solvent. Do not allow to dry.
 
3
Wash, according to your garment’s care claim, with a Woolmark-approved detergent.
 

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Dab gently around the edge of the stain with a lint-free cloth soaked in a dilute solution of Woolmark-approved detergent in tepid water. Blot gently with an absorbent cloth or towel.

2
If an oily stain persists after drying, then dab gently from the edge of the stain with a cloth soaked with white spirit.
 
3
Finally, press gently with an absorbent cloth or towel to soak up excess solvent then allow to dry.
 

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Remove excess blood immediately with absorbent towel.
2
Gently dab the area using undiluted white vinegar
 
3
Finally, gently dab the stain with cold water.
 

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1
Dab gently with an absorbent, lint-free cloth to remove as much excess liquid as possible.
2
Sponge the area sparingly with a mixture of warm water and surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol in equal parts.
 
 

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Carefully apply some mild tablet soap to the stained area.

2
Next, soak a lint-free cloth (not a paper towel) in rubbing alcohol.
 
3
Then dab the remaining stain with the wet cloth.
 

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If a greasy mark forms, firstly scrape the surface of the stain with a spoon or blunt knife to remove any excess oil.

2
Use a hot iron over layers of tissue to soak up the excess oil/grease.
 
3
If required, soak a lint-free cloth in proprietary grease remover or white spirit. Gently dab the area, blotting the solvent as much as possible. Repeat if necessary, then allow to dry.
 

How to remove lipstick, makeup or shoe polish stains from wool

 

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Gently dab from the edge of the stain with a cloth soaked with white spirit or spot-cleaning spray.

2
Press gently with an absorbent cloth or towel to soak up excess solvent then allow to dry.
 
 

How to remove red wine, fruit or fruit juice stains from wool

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Rinse as much of the drink as possible with clean water then apply a dilute solution of Woolmark-approved detergent in tepid water.

2
If the stain persists create a mixture of 3 parts surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol, plus 1 part of cold water and dab the stain with the mixture. Blot excess liquid.
 
 

How to remove egg or milk stains from wool

 

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Mix half a teaspoon of salt into one cup tepid water and dab the stain with the solution. Rinse well and blot up excess water.

2
If stain persists then add one teaspoon of biological detergent to a cup of warm water and apply this solution to the stain, then wait for 15 minutes. Rinse well with clean water
 
3
Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar to neutralise the biological detergent.
 

How to remove black coffee stains from wool

 

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Ideally immediately, rinse under cold running water to dilute the coffee.

2
If the coffee stain has already dried, then make a mix of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 cup tepid water. Soak a lint-free cloth in the solution and lightly dab the stained area. Press gently with an absorbent cloth.
 
3
If the stain persists, apply a solution of 3 parts surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol, plus 1 part cold water. Press gently with an absorbent cloth.
 

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How to wash wool

Washing wool is easy. Wool is naturally stain resistant, odour resistant and also crease resistant, so actually requires less washing. This means that caring for wool is both easy and gentle on the planet. But when it is time to wash wool clothes, you can either wash them in a washing machine, or hand wash with ease.

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How to store wool

Dividing and storing your clothes into seasonal wardrobes & following these tips will not only save space, but also help preserve the lifespan of your garments.

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How to dry wool

Drying your favourite wool sweater - or any other wool garment - is easy. Follow these simple steps and your clothes will look, feel and smell as good as new in no time.

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Anjelica Huston really cares for wool

Watch this video series to learn how Anjelica Huston really cares for wool (and dishes out some pertinent life advice too). Watch the full series here.

Anjelica Huston really cares for wool Play Video

Anjelica Huston really cares for wool

28 Aug 2020
Caring for wool is super easy. It’s so easy that Anjelica Huston - the maven of Merino, the first woman of wool - gets bored answering everyone’s super simple questions about washing, drying, spot cleaning and storing it and starts imagining the sordid story behind the stains instead.
Unwanted balls with Anjelica Huston Play Video

Unwanted balls with Anjelica Huston

28 Aug 2020
Life, according to Anjelica Huston, is full of unwanted balls. The fuzzy balls on your wool clothes are called pills, which can be easily combed away or removed using a special shaver. Cut down on pilling by washing your Merino wool inside-out.
Watch how Anjelica Huston easily removes red wine stains Play Video

Watch how Anjelica Huston easily removes red wine stains

29 Aug 2020
What a waste of a good shiraz, merlot or bordeaux. Or, was the red wine thrown at you? Never fear, getting red wine stain out of wool is easy. Just watch Anjelica Huston’s simple 2-step process.

best detergents for wool

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

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