Caring for your woolens
We recommend hand washing, but Merino woolen garments can also be put in a washing machine. Sets the wool cycle at 30 °C.
Squeeze woolen clothes by pressing with a towel, then let them dry stretched, horizontally, not hung. Avoid direct sunlight or heat sources (radiators).
1. Decide if you really need to wash your woolens
If you are used to washing your clothes after each wear, with your Made in Rosia Montana product you don’t need to worry about that any more. Woolens don’t need to be washed as often as as cotton or other fabrics. All you need to do is to air them once in a while, this will release any odors absorbed. You will be pleasantly surprised at how low maintenance wool products are.
2. If you have to, wash your woolens with care
Use gentle cleaning products when washing your woollens, such as natural soaps. First dissolve the soap in water and then plunge your wool product gently in the soapy water. Any stained area should be cleaned beforehand with a brush and afterwards rinsed away with cold water.
3. Wool keeps you warm at -30 degrees, but only withstands 30 degrees if you wash it before it shrinks
Woollens may shrink if washed at a temperature higher than 30 degrees Celsius. If they have already shrunk, think of someone to offer them as a gift to, as the process is irreversible.
4. Wool can be easily cleaned using only water
Wash by soaking, pressing and slightly squeezing. Hot water, detergents and stirring are the enemies of wool. Also, do not rub the woollens, as the fabric might get clumps.
We recommend to hand wash all your woollens. Use the washing machine only if you have to and make sure the its special “wool program” is selected with a maximum temperature of 30 degrees Celsius.
5. And the final step… use fresh air to dry them
Remove water excess by running clothes in a towel. Do not hang them, just put them to dry on a stand and the fresh air will do the rest.