Handwash of wool
Pour a little wool detergent into a tub and fill with lukewarm water.
Turn the garment inside out and place it in the water. Stir it a little to allow the soap to penetrate the fibers. The material should not be scrubbed or rubbed together and do not let it soak for more than 10 minutes.
Rinse the clothes twice to remove all soap residue.
Do not twist woolen clothes. Instead, squeeze as much water out of your clothes as possible.
Then roll the clothes in a dry towel to remove excess water.
To prevent the clothes from being pulled out of shape, do not hang them to dry. Instead, lay it flat to dry on a clean towel or place it on a folding drying rack in a place that does not receive direct sunlight.
Carefully adjust the shape of the garment to ensure that it stretches evenly when it dries.
Machine wash of wool
To keep woolen clothes in good condition, they must be washed carefully.
Turn the woolen cloths inside out.
Set the washing machine to wool program and set it on cold water, or zero degrees, depending on the washing machine.
The centrifuge revolutions are set to 200-400.
Use a mild liquid detergent for wool.
To prevent woolen clothes from shrinking, do not put them in the dryer.
When the woolen clothes come out wet from the washing machine, the drying process is the same as for hand washing.
Air purification of wool
It is completely unnecessary to wash woolen cloths often.
Wool is a natural odor and bacteria inhibitor. It cleans itself, so to speak, when hung outside for aeration.
The natural fat found in wool, called lanolin, has the property that it repels dirt and inhibits bacterial growth and thus also reduces odor.
Another really good reason to choose wool.
Many of us have memories of how we as children were wearing a woolen sweater, and the only thing we could think of was when we could take it off again because it was itching so much. Fortunately, wool is so much more than a material that itches. Take merino wool for example. We get all the wonderful insulating and heat-tempering properties from the wool, without it being itching at all. This has something to do with the wool’s micron. A micron (micrometer) is the measure used to express the diameter of wool fiber. Fine wool fibers have a low micron value. Fiber diameter is the most important property of wool to determine its value. Each fleece includes a very wide range of fiber diameters – for example, a typical Merino fleece will contain fibers as low as 10 micrometers in diameter, and there may be fibers with diameters over 25 micrometers, depending on age and health (or nutrition) of the sheep. What is commonly referred to as wool “micron” is the mean value of the fiber diameters or the average diameter. We have gathered a few good tips on what to do if you are wearing a sweater made of wool that itches a little.
You can benefit from adding a little regular conditioner to the water when washing your wool sweater, this can have a softening effect.