Wool, one of nature's finest fibres needs little introduction. Delivering impeccable warmth, softness, moisture regulation and durability, it requires some special care to retain its softness and keep moths at bay. Hand-wash woollen garments using cool water and a gentle wool detergent. Do not wash in hot water or the fibres will contract and your garment will shrink. Wool does not like to be spun or rubbed vigorously during hand washing as the fibres can matt. Gently squeeze out excess water and reshape your wool while damp. Dry flat on a towel away from direct sunlight.
Moths just love wool! To protect your most treasured pieces, store your woollen garments in a sealed bag if possible and keep your wool clean and completely dry. Use cedar wood or lavender sachets in your cupboards, as moths tend to dislike these scents. To treat moth affected garments, freeze your woollen items for 48 hours and treat your storage area to prevent moths from returning. Vacuum packing your wool during the summer season is a good way to keep your garments protected and save space!