Storing and Ironing Wool Garments
CARE & STORAGE
Wool is a renewable natural material, and when taken care of properly, it is long-lasting and durable. One of the great qualities of wool is that it is naturally dirt repellent; simply airing a garment in fresh air is all the care and cleaning it needs. Airing a garment after it has been used also reduces the need to wash the garment!
Wool products should be stored in an airy and dry place, folded on a shelf, protected against pests. Lightweight wool knits crease easier than heavier ones, so they should be stored on top of the pile when folded to avoid creasing. A light wool garment may be stored on a hanger if used frequently; however, heavier and seldom used knits should be stored folded rather than hung, because they may stretch.
CAN I IRON MY WOOL GARMENT?
As wool is a very elastic fibre by nature, wool garments do not generally wrinkle easily. If a garment has wrinkled after being worn, airing the garment will usually do the trick. If needed, a wool garment may also be carefully ironed. Note, however, that cabled or otherwise textured knits may lose their chunky texture significantly when ironed!
Check the label for the ironing temperature; usually the recommended temperature is 150 degrees centigrade (two dots) with the steam setting on. Lightly steam the garment on the inside, preferably through a damp cloth. Never press the iron straight on the garment: wool fibre has a very low resistance to heat, so even the heat of a regular iron may damage the garment.