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We all know that wool is an exceptional fibre, but that doesn’t mean it’s tricky to care for. In fact, wool garments are proven to require less washing than the other dominant apparel fibres and generally have a much longer life. The key is in taking advantage of wool’s natural odour-resistance, stain-resistance and ability to bounce back to its original shape.

 

How to remove...
Butter, grease or sauce
Egg or milk
Fruit, fruit juice or red wine
Chocolate, white coffee or tea
Black coffee
Lipstick, makeup or shoe polish
Grass
Ink or ballpoint pen
Alcoholic drinks
Blood
...
1

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

2

Soak a lint-free cloth in proprietary grease remover or white spirit. Gently dab the area.

3
1

Dab gently around the edge of the stain with a cloth soaked in white spirit.

2

Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar.

3
1

Create a mixture of surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol and water in a 3:1 ratio.

2

Immediately dab the stain with the mixture.

3
1

Dab gently around the edge of the stain with a cloth soaked in white spirit.

2

Follow instructions for black coffee.

3
1

Mix alcohol and white vinegar in equal parts.

2

Soak a lint-free cloth in the solution and lightly dab the stained area. Press gently with an absorbent cloth.

3
1

Rub gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in turpentine or spot cleaning spray fluid.

2

Rinse with mild soapy water.

3
1

Apply soap very carefully using a mild tablet soap or flakes.

2

Dab gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol.

3
1

Dab gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in white spirit.

2

Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar or rubbing alcohol.

3
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.

3
1

Remove excess blood immediately with a damp sponge.

2

Gently dab the area using undiluted white vinegar followed by cold water.

3

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General care

Irrespective of which method you use to wash wool clothes, it is recommended that garments are turned inside out before washing wool. This will prolong the item’s ‘as new’ look and feel. To avoid colour “bleeding” separate dark and pale colours before laundering. Also keep dark and light colours separate when they are wet. Some other simple general care instructions should be followed when washing wool garments.

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