HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO WASH MY BLANKET?
The natural ability of merino fibers to absorb and release moisture helps to keep your blanket odour-free. Keratin, the the thin waxy protein from which the merino fibre is made, destroys odour-forming bacteria and cleans the tissue by itself. It has natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties as the thin waxy coating of wool fibre contains fatty acids that inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. The same coating repels water that can cause mildew and mold to grow. This means that woolen items do not need regular washing and will smell fresh after repeated use, unlike synthetic fibres.
CAN I MACHINE WASH MY BLANKET?
Yes, our blankets can be machine washed in cold water using the ‘Woolens’ or ‘Handwash’ cycle. Only wool detergents should be used.
CAN I USE FABRIC SOFTENER?
We don’t advise it. Using softeners will coat the merino fibers and reduce their natural ability to breathe and regulate moisture and temperature.
CAN I PUT MY BLANKET IN THE DRYER?
To avoid shrinkage and stretching, it is best to air dry your blanket by laying it flat across a line dryer.
CAN I DRY CLEAN MY MERINO?
Yes, we recommend that your blanket be professionaly dry cleaned only.
CAN I IRON MY MERINO BLANKET?
Merino bounces back into shape easily after washing, so you may find that you don’t need to iron your merino at all. Instead let any creases fall out naturally by laying your garment out flat, or hanging it over a flat surface. However, if you do need to iron your merino blanket, be sure to use a cool or specific wool setting and leave a muslin cloth between the surface of the iron and your blanket to avoid burning or discolouration.
CAN I BLEACH WOOL PRODUCTS?
No – chlorine will destroy merino wool fibers, so please keep it away from your blanket.
PILLING: HOW TO PREVENT IT AND HOW TO TREAT IT
Pilling is a natural process that can occur when shorter fibers are working their way to the surface of the fabric. Pill removers can be used to shave the pill off the blanket.