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How to Wash Wool?

Wool possesses natural cleansing properties that contribute to maintaining its freshness and cleanliness without the need for frequent washing. Its natural water repellency (lanolin) protects against moisture and dirt, while the structure of the fibers promotes resistance to soiling. Additionally, wool absorbs odors and has antibacterial properties, aiding in hygiene maintenance and minimizing unpleasant smells. Wool also exhibits self-cleaning abilities, where dirt is pushed to the surface, making it easier to remove.


Wool wash tips

You can quickly refresh woolen clothing by hanging it in the bathroom. The steam and humidity in the bathroom can help neutralize any odors absorbed by the wool. The moisture can also aid in reducing wrinkles and creases in the sweater.


Ready for a proper wash? Here's our step-by-step guide:


  1. Check the label: Always check the care label of your wool product for specific instructions. Our merino wool sweater can be washed, but our wool suits may require dry cleaning only.

  2. Cold water and mild detergent: Preferably hand wash (merino) wool in cold water with a gentle detergent, such as wool detergent or baby shampoo.

  3. Handle with care while washing: Avoid rubbing, wringing, or scrubbing wool to prevent shrinkage and felting. Gently submerge the garment and let it soak.

  4. Rinse and dry: Thoroughly rinse the wool with cold water to remove all soap residues. Gently press out excess water from the garment and lay it flat on a towel to dry, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.

  5. Wool can also be machine washed using the special wool wash program. During washing, the wool wash program utilizes gentle movements, such as slow rotations and gentle rocking, to minimize friction and tension on the wool fibers. This prevents felting or damage to the wool.

  6. Maintain shape: After washing, use a dry towel to gently blot excess water from the garment and carefully reshape it back to its original form.

  7. Flat dry: Lay the garment flat on a dry towel to dry, avoiding hanging wool as it may lead to fiber stretching.


Properly washing and maintaining your woolen clothing is essential to preserve the beautiful qualities of this natural fiber. Follow these simple steps and enjoy your exquisite garments even longer.


Looking for a woolen sweater? Our Kenna Sweater is a slightly cropped model made of soft RWS certified merino wool:



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