How to take care of your jumper
We have chosen a wool yarn known for its softness. Giving this wool a little bit of extra care and attention will help make it last longer. It's not complicated, we promise.
How to wash
Wool is naturally dirt and odour resistant, so you don't need to wash it too often. In fact, we recommend not washing it too much. A good airing will usually be enough.
We recommend that when it comes to washing, you turn the the jumper inside out and put it a basin or bucket of warm tepid water - 20 to 30 degrees.
Some customers have put their jumper on the hand/wool wash cycle on their machine and turned the spin right down to the lowest level (400 or below) and reported that the jumper has performed well. It's essential that if you do this, you turn the spin down to the lowest level possible. Our wool is untreated (unlike a lot of wool in the market) and therefore cannot withstand vigorous washing and spinning. Click here to read more about washing machines and wool.
Add a small amount of mild, gentle detergent designed for wool. Too much causes the jumper to felt. Do not use a biological one - this can break down the wool's natural proteins.
Soak for 5-10 minutes - no longer. Gently rub any stubborn stains.
Rinse thoroughly in fresh clean water. Do not wring or twist - this stretches it out of shape. Gently squeeze out excess moisture. If you need to remove excess moisture, lie your jumper flat on a towel, very gently squeezing as you go.
Reshape whilst damp. This part is very important. However do not pull the jumper out of shape too much - wool is at its most fragile when its wet.
Let your jumper dry naturally on a flat surface. It will dry more quickly if you can put it flat on a drying rack where air can get to it from above and below. But you can also just dry it on a bed/table.
Do not dry close to or on direct heat (such as a radiator) or directly in the sunshine.
Once dry, always fold. Never hang.
- Warm water (30 degrees)
- 5-10 minutes
- Small amount of mild detergent
- Don’t wring
- Reshape when damp
How to remove pilling
Pilling (or bobbling) is an entirely natural process and to be expected when the wool is so soft, untreated and delicate. A courser wool pills less, but we wanted to make sure our wool was as soft and comfortable as possible.
Pilling occurs as a result of the wool fabric rubbing against itself or another surface, which is why you'll notice it most on the sides of your jumper and the sleeves, where your arms, desk or bag will rub.
You may find that your jumper pills more at the beginning of its life with you. Over time, this should lessen.
We include a pilling comb with every order. After washing, lie your jumper flat, hold it taut and use the comb, brushing in one direction to gently remove pills.
Try not to let the pilling build up as it can make it harder to remove. And when travelling or storing your jumper, popping it in one of our cotton bags will help protect it from excess friction.
How to store
Moths like dirt and body oil. Wash your jumper before storing it.
Always fold your jumper. Never hang. Gravity is not its friend.
When storing your jumper for long periods of time, use cotton or linen bags. These allow your jumpers to breathe, especially in the summer months. Ensure the bags are sealed and your drawers close properly.
You can use our cotton bags for storage and when travelling with your jumper - it helps protect it.
And if you're someone who prefers to hang things, fold your jumper and pop it in one of our bags. You can then hang the bag up.
And finally. Be good to your jumper.
Rest it between wears. Wear one day. Let it breathe for two.