Wash & Care

Wash & Care:

Care Recommendations:

For your knitwear care routine, remember that less is more. Wool and alpaca fibers are naturally odor resistant and adept at absorbing water vapor, which helps ward off bacteria and unwanted smells. We suggest deep cleaning your knitwear annually and freshening and spot cleaning between. This approach maintains your knitwear's longevity.

  • Turn garment inside out and thoroughly mist with Garment Groom Fabric Freshener.
  • Leave sweater to air out for 12-24 hours.
  • Hand in cool water using a mild or wool specific detergent.
  • Do not use the hand wash or delicate cycle on your machine as this can aggravate the fibres causing shrinkage and felting.
  • Avoid the use of bleach or fabric softener.
  • Remove excess water by folding and pressing water out. Do not twist or wring out water.
  • Lay sweater flat on a towel. Roll the towel up to remove excess water.
  • Un-roll the towel, and re-shape the garment. Straighten seams and remove any wrinkles.
  • Lay flat to dry on a clean towel in a shaded area.
  • Iron on a cool setting to remove any wrinkles.
  • Point out any spots or stains to the cleaner prior to washing.
  • Ask the cleaner to use a process that does not involve tumbling.
  • In short, upward strokes use our Cedar Sweater Comb to gently remove surface pills and fluffs from your knitted garments.
  • Knitwear should be stored folded to help prevent stretching.
  • If you are storing your garment for a longer period of time, always launder your sweater first to help deter months.
  • Store in a cool, dry place. For long term storage, we recommend storing in a breathable cotton bag.
  • Avoid storing in sealed plastic bins. Plastic bins retain moisture, which can attract bugs and insects.
  • Store with moth deterrents such as cedar balls or add a few drops of lavender, rosemary, mint or eucalyptus essential oil to a paper towel and store with your knitwear.
Our Knitwear Care Tips