How to take care of wool clothes.
Take care of your wool garments, and they’ll keep you warm for winters to come.
Whirlpool’s Institute of Fabric Science has this wool care advice:
• Empty pockets after every wearing to keep them from bulging or sagging.
• Treat small stains by rinsing them with cold water or seltzer and then blotting them dry with a clean cloth. If the garment is labeled “hand wash,” clean it using your washer’s hand wash or wool cycle with cool water.
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• To remove excess water after washing, gently roll the garment in a towel.
• Dry on a flat surface away from direct heat or sunlight.
• When traveling, loosely roll or fold wool garments with tissue paper to keep the fabric’s shape and avoid wrinkles.
• To freshen a wrinkled garment, hang it in a steamy bathroom. A warm iron on the wool or steam setting can also be used.
• Dry cleaning once a season is usually sufficient to keep wool garments in good shape.