Natural yarn care guide
Our knitwear is crafted from premium, natural yarns that are intended to last for a long time. As with all natural fabrics, caring for and maintaining them requires a bit more attention.
This guide is intended to assist you in taking care of your knitwear.
Mohair, wool, and other natural yarns require similar cleaning and caring standards. They have antibacterial properties, so you don't need to wash your precious knits as often.
Instead, it's best to air them out. After wearing, lay your knits flat outside to let them breathe and recover their shape. It's recommended to do this on a regular basis.
To preserve the delicate nature of your knits, we suggest washing them by hand once or few times per season.
Tips for cleaning
We recommend washing your knits by hand, in cold water, using a special wool / cashmere detergent or shampoo.
Mohair, being a delicate natural fiber, requires gentle cleaning to avoid any damage or shrinkage. The following cleaning tips are also applicable to wool, cashmere, and other natural yarns:
- Fill a sink or basin with cold water and add a gentle wool or cashmere shampoo. Avoid using hot water, which can shrink or damage the natural fibers.
- Immerse your knitwear in the water and gently swirl it around to distribute the soap. Do not wring, twist, or rub the sweater, as this can damage the fibers.
- Let the knitwear soak in the soapy water for 5-10 minutes. Then, drain the sink or basin and refill it with clean, cold water.
- Rinse the knitwear in the clean water, gently squeezing out excess water. Repeat the rinsing process until no more soap suds are visible.
- To remove excess water, lay the knitwear flat on a clean, dry towel and roll it up, pressing gently to absorb the water. Repeat with a second dry towel if necessary.
- Finally, reshape the knitwear by laying it flat on a clean, dry surface and gently pulling it back into its original shape. Avoid hanging or stretching the sweater, as this can distort its shape.
- Let your knits air-dry completely before wearing or storing it.
Tips for wearing
It's common for natural yarn, especially wool and cashmere, to develop small pills on the surface after some wear.These pills do not indicate poor quality, instead is something common for the natural yarn.
To remove them, we recommend using a pilling comb specifically designed for wool or cashmere.
When wearing mohair garments, it's best to avoid heavy backpacks or other items that may cause excessive friction directly on the garment.
Tips for storing
To avoid altering the shape of your knits, we suggest not hanging them on hangers. Instead, carefully fold and store your knits flat. For your convenience, we offer complimentary cotton bags with every purchase, that are designed to keep your knits safe.
To further protect your knits from moths, we recommend storing them with mothballs or small lavender bags.