TIPS for winter coat care

Your winter coats, or coats, are investment garments so great care will ensure they last you for years and years.

Wool Coats

Always read your garment’s care instructions on the label, however, a wool coat can easily be cared for without dry cleaning.

  1. Do up buttons or zips, turn inside out.
  2. Treat collar and end of sleeves, armpit area, for any stains with gentle and effective Stain Removal Spray. Leave it for 10 minutes.
  3. Hand wash or use cold water delicates cycle with Laundry Liquid Wool & Silk, also available free from natural essential oils fragrance Laundry Liquid for Wool & Silk neutral. These products use high-grade olive oil which is processed to obtain soap for outstanding cleansing properties that are also nurturing for woollen and silk fabrics, restoring the protective hydrolipid film.
  4. Roll excess water out with a towel and turn outside in, dry on a sturdy hangar that will hold the shape of your coat.
  5. Be ever so careful with the iron, if indeed it even needs ironing. Iron inside out with a cool iron, or hold the iron slightly above the wool and steam any wrinkles out.

TIPS:

  • Don’t use your pockets for keeping your hands warm, use gloves, or fingerless gloves instead. Once pockets stretch, that affects the line of your coat.
  • Always use sturdy hangars for coats.

DON’T 

  • Use conventional fabric softener
  • Soak or bleach
  • Allow a damp or wet coat to dry crumpled

Down Jackets

  1. Check instructions on the garment.
  2. Treat collar and end of sleeves, armpit area, for any stains with gentle and effective Stain Removal Spray. Leave it for 10 minutes. Laundry Liquid Wool & Silk is very well tolerated by down.
  3. Close all zips, buttons and turn inside out.
  4. Hand wash or use delicates wash cycle cold to 30 °C.
  5. Rinse thoroughly, or rinse twice in cold water.
  6. Keep shaking the down every now and then when drying on the washing line.

DON’T 

  • Use conventional fabric softener
  • Soak or bleach

GORE-TEX®, NGX®, Softshell®, blends or fleece jackets

  1. Follow the care instructions.
  2. You can machine wash your jacket in warm water (30-40°C)
  3. Use delicates cycle and use a Laundry Liquid rather than powder. Specifically for these type of jackets Laundry Liquid Colour is recommended.
  4. After washing, thoroughly rinse your jacket to remove all laundry product residue.

Don’t use fabric softener or bleach as it may damage your jacket.

For coats and jackets, sometimes spot cleaning may be more appropriate, rather than cleaning the entire garment.

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How to restore and care for your winter woolies

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Wool Care 

For restoring the protective hydrolipidic film to garments made from wool and silk.

Washing Machine: Dissolve only ½ teaspoonful of Wool Care in approximately 30-40 ml of hot water, then pour this solution into the fabric softener compartment of the washing machine for a wool/delicates wash.

By Hand: Dissolve ½ teaspoonful of Wool Care in hot water and fill bucket up to approx. 1 litre using cold water. Place in moistened stressed woollen clothing such as jackets, milled jackets, wool felt hats, jumpers etc into the lukewarm solution, wash through several times and leave to soak for about ½ – 1 hour. Rinse in lukewarm water, press out and leave to dry on a towel.

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Olive Laundry Liquid for Wool & Silk

– Effective, gentle wool care
– Pure plant surfactants
– Hand washing or delicate machine wash
– Maintains elasticity and softness of your textiles
– Delicate fragrance of certified organic lavender essential oil
– Free from petrochemical ingredients, synthetic chemical fragrances, colours, optical brighteners or complexing agents
– Free from preservatives, enzymes and GMO
– 100% Rapidly Biodegradable

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Olive Laundry Liquid for Wool & Silk neutral

Same benefits of Olive Laundry Liquid for Wool & Silk above, however neutral range is for the very sensitive, and those with allergies.
– Free from aromatic natural essential oils

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The Benefits of Wool

  • Wool is a breathable fibre that provides instant warmth unlike synthetic materials.
  • It regulates itself to individual body temperature and really is warm in winter and cool in summer.
  • Wool is naturally water-resistant, repelling moisture vapour through its fibres and making it resistant to rot, mould and mildew.
    Wool is absorbent and healthy. Wool fibres naturally draw moisture away from the body and can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without becoming clammy from perspiration.
  • Wool’s unique structure means that it doesn’t retain body odours.
  • Wool competes successfully with high tech manmade fibres in sports wear. Merino wool is generally accepted as the premium option for high performance base layer clothing.
  • Sustainable and renewable
  • Durable
  • At the end of its life, wool is bio-degradable in soil
  • Flame-retardant
  • Naturally anti-allergenic. Wool doesn’t collect static which attracts dust and dirt and so those with allergies to dust mites. Wool quilts, mattress protectors and pillows are recommended for those who suffer from allergies, asthma and/or eczema.

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