How to take care of wool clothes.

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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.

• 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.