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Caring For Your Swoolly

General Care Instructions

Your SWOOLLY is easy care. Just follow these simple tips:

  • Hand wash or machine wash your SWOOLLY on a gentle cycle. Use a mild detergent. Don't use water hotter than 40°C. Don’t use fabric softener or bleach.
  • Merino wool dries quickly, perfect for busy people. Drip dry flat in shade as bright sunlight tends to fade the vibrancy of the colours. 
  • To prolong your SWOOLLY's 'as new' look and feel, turn inside out prior to washing.
  • REMEMBER - wool doesn't absorb body odour like cotton and synthetics.  There is no need to wash every time you wear your SWOOLLY.

 

Stains

Merino wool fibres have a natural protective layer that helps prevent stains from being absorbed. If you do happen to put a mark on your SWOOLLY the following provides some guidance.

Blood: Remove excess blood immediately with a damp sponge, then gently dab the area using undiluted white vinegar followed by cold water.

Butter / Sauces: If a greasy mark forms, firstly scrape the surface of the stain with a spoon or knife to remove any excess oil. Then soak a lint free cloth in proprietary grease remover or white spirit + gently dab the area.

Chocolate: Dab gently around the edge of the stain with a cloth soaked in white spirit. Then mix alcohol + white vinegar in equal parts, soak a lint free cloth in the solution + lightly dab the stained area before pressing gently with an absorbent cloth.

Egg or milk: Dab gently with a lint free cloth soaked in white spirit. Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar.

Fruit / Fruit Juice: Dab the stain with a mixture of surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol and water (3:1 ratio).

Grass: Apply soap very carefully (using a mild tablet soap or flakes) or dab gently with a lint free cloth soaked in surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol.

Ink: Dab gently with a lint free cloth soaked in white spirit. Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar or or rubbing alcohol.

Lipstick / make-up / shoe polish: Rub gently with a lint free cloth soaked in turpentine or spot cleaning spray or fluid. Rinse with mild soapy water

 

REMEMBER - When treating stains, it is important to ensure they are fully removed before ironing. The heat from ironing can make a stain permanent.