Can you dry clean Merino wool?

21 June 2016

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.

Can you dry clean Merino wool?

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.

The Woolmark Company has released a Wool Care Guide app, placing information on apparel care at the tip of your fingers. Available for all Apple and android devices, the Wool Care Guide app can be downloaded free-of-charge via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.