Dry Clean or Hand-wash
-A GUIDE TO HANDWASHING A WOOL JERSEY
-Get a washing bowl or bucket large enough to accommodate your jersey allowing for some movement.
-Fill it with cool water.(not warm or tepid).and add a detergent that states that it's for 'delicate fabrics'.
-MIx well so that the detergent is thoroughly dispersed in the water - be careful not to add too much.
-Put the jersey in and and press down and 'knead' it gently to wash it through and get the detergent thoroughly soaked into the wool fibres. Do NOT wring or twist the fabric as you do this.
-Leave it to soak in bowl/bucket for 30 mins minImum.
-Remove the jersey carefully without stretching.
-Refill the bowl/bucket with cool clean water and place the garment back in there and repeat gentle washing motions to remove any excess detergent and suds.
-The jersey must now be removed as the next stage of the process is drying.
-Please note that any wringing must be avoided as this may permanently damage the shape -.all artificial drying methods are also damaging to pure wool.
-In order to remove excess water from the jersey fold it and roll it in a bath towel.
-Finally, the garment needs to laid across a drying rack or line avoiding any stretching or pressure points. Time and evaporation will do their magic now and you can expect a cleaner and softer jersey than with dry cleaning, and with a tiny environmental impact by comparison, not to mention a huge significant cash saving.
We at Highland Store believe that handwashing is a great option in terms of care of your pure wool garment, and also best in terms of impact on the environment. We endeavour to give the best guidance in this respect but we cannot be responsible for any damage to your item as a result of this process.
For more info see our blog:
'HOW TO CARE OF YOUR WOOLLEN CLOTHES AND BLANKETS '
(in the BLOG Section under the INFO bar)