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Care and cleaning guide.

How to care for your wool garments.
This care guide will help you look after the different materials we develop.
Each material, each knit, each piece of work requires special attention – and this guide will help you to apply the best practices for looking after your garment.
Here, we share all the expertise we’ve acquired on the care specific to each material.

General information on wool care

Wool is a material of animal origin and should be treated with particular attention. We use fibres from different sources for our garments (merino wool, cashmere, etc.). Good care practices can be applied to all woollen garments – with the exception of furs.

Aerate your wool
All wools are naturally breathable and need to be washed very rarely.
Wool’s ability to absorb and evacuate makes it a material that ‘renews’ itself easily – it doesn’t trap odours.
We therefore recommend that you air your clothes as much as possible between uses, and avoid washing them in water. For a beanie, for example, you can consider washing it once or twice a season.

Wash your wool
When washing with water, we recommend paying particular attention to two factors: water temperature and friction.
Wool is a material that can “felt” when subjected to high temperatures and excessive friction.
To avoid felting and shrinkage of your wool garment, we strongly recommend hand washing, using a natural soap or detergent, a cool to medium water temperature and gentle movements.
If you want to machine wash your woollen garment, you must never exceed a temperature of 30°C/86°F and a spin speed of 800 rpm.

Dry your wool
Drying should be carried out flat to avoid the item distorting under the effect of gravity.

Protect your wool
To avoid any contact with insects that could damage your garment – moths in particular – we recommend isolating them in your wardrobe. Your clothes can be stored in a cotton bag or pouch. During the summer, you can store your warmest clothes in plastic bags and cardboard boxes.

Regenerated Cashmere

Regenerated cashmere is a special material created from entirely recycled fibres. These fibres are less elastic than virgin fibres and therefore require special care.

A garment made from regenerated fibres may become slightly looser after several uses.
To restore the original shape of the knitwear, we recommend machine washing more regularly than virgin wool garments (between 2 and 4 times a season, depending on how much the garment is actually worn).

Wool Faux Fur

Faux wool fur should only be dry cleaned.
If you want to clean your coat spot by spot, you can lightly spray the area to be cleaned with water and brush gently in the direction of the hair (using a toothbrush or small brush).
For any other type of washing, we recommend that you contact a dry-cleaning specialist.

Organic Cotton

Merino wool comes in two forms: combed or carded.

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