Care Instructions for your Merino Wool Scarf
Renowned for its exceptional softness, Merino wool, is one of the best wools on the market. It comes from Merino sheep who produce wool with very fine fibres.
Merino wool is odour and stain resistant. In cases where it must be washed because of abundant sweat or dirt, precautions must be taken to wash, care and remove stains from this fine natural fibre.
STEP 1: Use suitable detergent
Buy soap or detergent suitable for wool. Merino wool must be washed with a very mild soap to protect its delicate fibres.
IMPORTANT: Never use products that contain bleach to wash your Merino wool.
STEP 2: Get the water ready
Fill a large bowl with tepid water and add the soap. Follow the directions on the label for accurate dosing advice. Ensure that there is enough water to completely submerge the scarf.
Water must be at room temperature, around 68 to 86 oF (20 to 30 oC).
STEP 3: Soak the scarf
Completely submerge the scarf in water and let soak for 2 minutes. Then gently swirl it around in the soapy water for about 1 minute.
Do not soak the wool more than a few minutes as its fibres may lose their shape.
STEP 4: Rinse the scarf
Rinse the scarf in tepid water to remove excess soap. Rinse a few times until water runs clear.
Make sure that you rinse your scarf in water that is the same temperature as the soaking water.
STEP 5: Squeeze gently
Lay the scarf on a towel and press gently to remove excess water.
IMPORTANT: Do not wring the scarf to squeeze out the water.
STEP 6: Dry flat
Do not hang dry the scarf to dry. It would lose its shape. Instead, lay it flat on a clean surface or on a towel.
That’s it! Follow those easy steps to wash your Merino wool scarf and it will stay gorgeous. You will be able to wear it as long as you want.