How to Keep your Merino Wool Looking Great – Part 1

Now that winter is in full swing, a nice under layer to keep you warm on those cold damp days can be a welcome companion. There are so many different products out there to choose from when it comes to base layers. From synthetic to merino wool and everything in between, it seems that everyone has a product and an opinion as to what is the right choice for you.

Why choose Merino wool?
Merino wool is hands down the best choice when it comes to choosing a base layer. Merino wool is a natural product that is breathable, light weight and does not trap moisture or odour causing bacteria. Merino wool is also, renewable, recyclable and biodegradable, making it a great choice for environmental sustainability. Merino wool will also keep its shape and not stretch out or sag over time.
If cared for properly, you should be able to enjoy your Merino wool garments for many winters to come. Although it is more expensive than other base layer choices, Merino wool is by far the best choice for keeping warm this winter.

How to properly care for your Merino wool
Because of its high price point, you will want to ensure that you get the maximum amount of wear and life out of your Merino garments. This includes how to properly wash your Merino wool, how to dry your base layers and how to store them as well. By far, the best and safest way to keep your wool clean and pristine is to use our amazing dry cleaning service, but for a necessary, quick clean, here are some tips.

How to keep your Merino wool clean – the washing process
Like any garment, your Merino base layers will eventually get dirty and need to be washed. Make sure to wash your Merino garment in cold water to prevent shrinkage. It is fine to wash your Merino wool with other types of clothing, just make sure to wash like colours with like colours.
You may use regular detergent or find a mild detergent that is made specifically for delicate garments such as your Merino wool. If you are using a powder detergent, make sure to mix it with some water to prevent it from caking onto your Merino wool. Make sure to wash your garments inside out and do not use any type of fabric softener or bleach on your garment as these will ruin your Merino wool.

Merino wool can also be dry cleaned, if it’s on a weekly basis or at the end of the season when it is being tucked away. As the premier Kitislano dry cleaners, we can provide you with an environmentally clean way of keeping your Merino wool looking like new. We offer a free pick-up and delivery service and would be happy to help you in the cleaning process. Come by the store for more information on our professional cleaning service and some of the other services we offer. We look forward to seeing you!

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