Knitwear always appreciates your gentle and extra care so it can last longer. We recommend that all of our products be dry cleaned. However, if you wish to care for your loving knitwear at home, here are the basic steps that might help your knitwear stay in shape and soft for a lifetime:
- Place your knitwear turned inside and out or in a laundry mesh bag for extra protection if possible.
- Press wash the knitwear with lukewarm water below 30 degrees. Always use cold water for cashmere knitwear with a few drops of very gentle wool detergent or baby shampoo.
- Gently ball up the knitwear and press out the water without wringing or stretching.
- Repeat and rinse twice gently.
- Place your knitwear on an absorbent towel, fold it in half, and roll the excess water out.
- Lay a dry and clean towel over a drying rack.
- Place your knitwear in shape and flatten over the towel underneath.
- Air dry your knitwear in a shaded area.
- Clean your knitwear before putting it away.
- Make sure the knitwear has been dried and aired.
- Place your knit in a knitwear storage bag with cedar blocks or balls.
- Placing your knitwear in a plastic bag for 48 hours, take it out for a day, and then freeze it again for another 48 hours beforehand; this could prevent any bug holes.
90% of Alpaca, nationwide, reside in Peru. Alpaca wool is light, durable, and slightly softer than Cashmere wool. It is warmer than wool. Alpaca wool is not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.
The Merino breed originates from Spain. Smooth, light, and high-sheen wool is an excellent four season wool. Natural warming and cooling system within the fiber. As it gets cold, Merino wool captures dead air more than any other wool. On the other hand, as a body warms up, the moisture within the fiber starts to evaporate to cool the air between the sink and the Merino wool. Merino wool naturally protects against the sun's harmful rays.
Cashmere wool is a nature fiber, delivered from soft undercoats of a range of Cashmere goats. They are natural inhabitants of several countries in Asia. Cashmere fiber gets warmer as it is worn and it is eight times warmer than sheep wool. Cashmere wool has been called the fiber of kings, produced from the lowly Cashmere goat. This fiber is very warm and luxurious.
- Pilling occurs as it is wool's nature. Wool, baby alpaca, merino, cashmere even synthetic wools are subject to pilling. The pilling occurs as groups of fibers break or get loose and mat together. The easiest way to remove pills is to trim them off with a small pair of scissors. Then, take all of the pills off with a lint roller. Fabric pill removers are also available.