Natural merino wool fibres is a self-cleaning material, so airing our your Le Pirol wool style is often enough to give them a fresh start.
Washing is hard on your garments and on the environment. Water waste is not only relevant in the production process, but also in terms of the consumer. To minimise water use, we recommend a gentle 30-degrees hand wash only.
Before storing, airing or washing, empty pockets and remove belts, jewellery and other accessories to avoid sagging and bulging. Store with closures zipped or buttoned.
To remove food or cigarette odours, lay wool garments flat on a bed or towel for a couple of hours. Knitted garments may be aired in fresh air on a towel. Air dry only (tumble drying creates 75% of the carbon footprint of a garment). Let's look after the planet - it does give us a lot after all.
Rest wool garments for 24 hours before wearing again. This gives the natural resilience and spring in the wool fibre time to recover and return to its original shape.
Wool garments can be refreshed after unpacking or wearing by hanging them in a steamy bathroom. Moisture from the steam will remove wrinkles.
Dry away from direct sunlight or heat .
If wool gets wet, dry the garment at room temperature away from direct sunlight or heat.
Since food stains and body oils attract moths, you should ensure your wool garment is clean before packing it away in cottonbags or containers. Ideally use a Woolmark-endorsed moth repellent but do not place directly on the garment. At the Le Pirol warehouse we use Cedar tree to keep moth away.