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Wool and Cotton Care

Wool Care

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.

Long-term storage
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.

Cotton Care

Garments made from organic and regular cotton are usually easy to wash. As it is the case with all of our styles, hand washing is preferred, but a gentle 30 degrees cycle on your machine will do as well. Use cold water when washing your cotton garments in order to prevent them from shrinking. Tumble drying your cotton garments might make them shrink as well, which is why we recommend you air dry them flat on a towel instead.
Lay the sweater flat on a towel or a sweater rack to dry. Lay the sweater down in the shape that it will be on your body. This means that the body part is flat, and the arms and shoulders are in the form they are when you wear it. Do not hang your sweater, as that could cause it to stretch or get hanger bumps in the shoulders.

Organic Cotton Tips

Ventilate your clothes as much as possible instead of washing them after every use.
For the first wash, add ¼ cup of clear household vinegar to the final rinse, this will help to set the color and resist fading or bleeding.
It's super important that you wash your cotton sweater with like colors. If you have a white sweater, wash it with other whites. Similarly, wash a dark-hued sweater with other dark colors to avoid any color transfer.