Make your clothes last longer

Taking good care of clothes you already have is one of the most important steps when creating a sustainable and lasting closet. This subject will be a new serie of blogpost where I give you tips and tricks of how to take care of you clothes in a good way. First out is how to take care of your wool clothes!

I love wearing wool because of its many good characteristics (such as its ability to clean itself, ets elasticity and of course that it’s warmer than most other fibers) but it’s also important to take care of our wool garments so they will last us long.

How to take care of your wool clothes

  • Wool have a natural wax in it called Lanolin that actually makes wool clean itself. This means that you don’t have to wash your wool garments regularly. If you only have a stain on your garment, treat the stain with some cold water, you don’t need to wash the whole garment.
  • You can refresh the garment by hanging it outside or in a steamy bathroom for a while, this usually makes the garment feel fresh again.
  • If the garment is really dirty clean the garment as the label says (I clean all my wool sweaters in our washer on the program hand wash in cold water but all washer machines are different so be careful). Remember to always use washing detergent for hand wash when washing wool.
  • After washing your garment you can remove excess water by rolling it gently in a towel.
  • Wool shapes in wet condition so it’s important not to hang it while drying because it would loose it’s original shape. Instead, flatdry all your wool garments (dry the garment on a flat surface).
  • Remove pills from the garment to make it look new again. You can use a fabric comb or a battery driven pill remover that will shave the knotted fibers away from the surface of the garments. Be gentle and careful when you do this so that the surface won’t get harmed.
  • Fold your heavier wool garments instead of hanging them so they will won’t reshape while not wearing them.
  • Remember to wear your wool clothes with lots of love! 🙂

Posted by:Michelle Blomqvist

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