Because this is not 100% wool and is constructed slightly differently to a 100% boiled wool we suggest you gently hand wash in cool water in wool detergent, (make sure the water is not cold but not too warm as with any wool you risk shrinkage if it is too warm), rinse it and then put it in the washing machine on a low spin then dry flat.
How do I care for 100% Boiled Wool
Boiled Wool is a purely natural fabric, boiled wool needs to be dry cleaned or /steam/fresh air cleaned.
- If a boiled wool coat has just got slightly dirty, it is fine to shake or brush it out very carefully using a fine haired brush that will not damage the wool.
- To get rid of unwanted smells in boiled wool garments, place them in the bathroom when you take a shower. The air humidity has a "self-cleaning" effect on wool.
Steaming to keep the fabric fresh Please note!! Test on a small piece first to see how your fabric is reacting to heat. Use a low heat with steam.
- Steaming your wool fabric using an iron should be carried out in a methodical no rush way to ensure all areas of the fabric are covered.
- Set the iron to a wool setting and hold the iron approximately 1.5cm/1 inch above the fabric. Hold the iron there for around five seconds before moving on to the next section.