Store wool sweaters, caps, scarves and co. correctly!

With these care tips your wool sweaters, caps, scarves, etc. will stay beautiful for a long time!

Like every year, you are looking forward to the new spring styles after a long winter. And soon the winter favourites like wool sweaters, caps and scarves are forgotten.

They are lying… yes, where are they lying???

 

Care Tip 1:

SORT

First of all, you should tidy up your wardrobe, as with the classic spring cleaning, and above all, sort it out. A good opportunity! Because everything that you sort out, you don’t have to store back.

So, be consistent and say goodbye to the parts that you simply don’t wear anymore. For example, Kleiderkreisel, second-hand shops or the old clothes collection are a good solution.

Now you should sort your wool sweaters, cardigans, knitted dresses, etc. You probably won’t need the really thick wool products for the next few months. These woollen products must be stored properly.

For thin and fine knitwear made of yarns such as cashmere, fine merino wool and light knitwear, you should decide whether they might complement your wardrobe perfectly on cool summer evenings. ( Supercool is the combination summer dress with knitted sweater or cardigan) These pieces stay handy.

The wardrobe has at least become more manageable now.

But, where is actually your favourite wool cap? And the cuddly scarf?

Care Tip 2:

DRAWERS AND CO

Please be sure to check all boxes, drawers and especially handbags and jacket pockets. You will be surprised which missing items will reappear!

Not only woollen sweaters should be stored properly, but also your favourite cashmere hat will stay beautiful if you stow it properly.

So also look for all wool accessories and put them together! The thick caps and scarves have to be prepared for the summertime!

But also here you should ask yourself if the fine cashmere hat or the light scarf should not stay handy? Maybe you are planning a walk by the sea? Or a hike in the mountains?

Cashmere is one of the year-round qualities! Hence the term summer cashmere!

Care tip 3:

PREPARATION

Basically you should wash wool only rarely. Airing is better!

However, our recommendation for the correct storage and “over-summering” of your favourite items is: before storing them in the wool washing machine, wash worn woollen items in the wool washing cycle with the temperature setting “cold” and a wool detergent. To dry, please pull into shape and dry while lying flat.

Cashmere may even be put in the dryer for a short time after washing! This makes the cashmere knit particularly fluffy. Please make sure to set “cold air”.

Why should I wash wool now after all?

Since moths and other pests have fine “noses” and love the smell of sweat and skin residue, we do not want to help the little “butterflies”. So you better play it safe! Because nothing is more annoying than a moth hole.

And you probably only discover this when you want to snuggle up with your favourite piece …

Care Tip 4:

CARE

The dried wool sweaters, cardigans, wool caps, etc. can now be stowed away. (Please check that they are really dry. Otherwise there is the threat of mould!

The best storage place is: clean, dry, dark and if possible cool!

This is what moths like least. Therefore plastic containers, vacuum bags made of plastic or cardboard boxes are suitable for safe storage. A nice method is also to wrap them in tissue paper. This also protects against moths!

Please store the knitted sweater, etc. lying flat. It does not matter if you fold the pieces flat or roll them loosely. Both is possible!

Make sure that the wool lies loosely and is not pressed too much. Then you can put them on right after summer. If there are any creases, you should put them out in the fresh air for a short time. The wool should smooth out so quickly.

Small lavender bags or small pieces of wood that have been sprinkled with cedar oil also help against moths. And they smell wonderfully fresh!

Care tip 5:

YEAR-ROUND KNITWEAR

Now there’s the pile of your favorite parts that you want to have ready to hand for the summer.

Here it is enough to air the caps, scarves, etc.!

But…

Especially in spring and summer moths are on the way. They are often attracted by the light and come through the open window. To lay eggs, they look for dark, warm and calm corners…and of course wool is their favourite! (We cannot confirm rumours that certain wool qualities are avoided!)

Our tip: Clean baskets and shelves and wipe them out with a little vinegar water. Then you can put your woollens back in. Put lavender bags or pieces of cedar wood between the products. And close the cupboard doors!

It is helpful if you take it out and check it from time to time. If necessary, you can also protect your fine cashmere caps and scarves in small cotton laundry bags.
Moths do not like fresh air and movement!

 

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Lookbook 2019/20

Woolen hats for every look

The cap look is various. Woolen hat, cap, cashmere hat or simply a beanie?

The right cap often makes the difference in styling. We at Meinfrollein have focused on caps. Wool caps, cashmere caps or caps made of classic merino wool are our strength. But that is not sufficient!

Especially different demands need different caps. A cashmere cap is extremely light. And it is regardful of your hairstyle. Because it is extremely light and cosy.

The Merino wool cap is much more athletic style. The fibre is extremely smooth and the touch is very similar to cotton. Therefore its look is a bit more sporty. On the other hand, alpaca and yak are very fine yarns too. Also here the feel is very soft and soft and the weight is rather light. But with all the different materials, the most important thing is the look. Basically, there is a trend towards lighter caps, which will warm you when needed. Cashmere in particular has excellent attributes here. Since the weather no longer follows the classic seasons, you are well equipped with the lighter caps. So the trend is towards year-round caps. Thick bobble hats are of course indispensable for après-ski!

Which fit is the best? Which wool hat suits me?

1. the beanie

The Beanie cap is our constant companion when it’s cold and lousy outside. A woollen hat that fits loosely, looks casual and is especially practical. Very nice is also a small rolled edge, which perfectly suits to your face.The Beanie is relatively flexible as far as the volume of the hair is concerned. It can be worn in different ways. More into the face or further back on the head. It’s up to you! It’s available in different colors in uni or patterned. The Beanie cap shape is especially good for narrow faces and women with long smooth hair. But a few curls that look out of the beanie cap at the bottom are also very nice. If you have a lot of hair or very thick hair, the Beanie may be too fine. It might look a little too insignificant on your head. And that doesn’t fit your style! A classic beanie is the basic cashmere cap.

2. the bobble cap

The classic bobble cap is usually a bit more sporty. Since the pompon does not hang down to the back but rather stands on its head, it is super trendy. Due to the bobble the wool cap is also very voluminous. It is important to make sure that the pompon is not made of real fur. This is no longer necessary nowadays and must be avoided at all costs. Information about the situation of the animals, which supply such skins, I save you here. You can find more information about this at PETA.

Bobbles can also be made of wool or different yarns. That looks cheeky and funny and is just as trendy…

3. the woollen cap with envelope

Another classic is the cap with envelope. This ribband ensures that this cap shape is particularly warm. It is doubled at the ears by the edge and thus protects against rain and wind. This cut is suitable for larger heads and faces. Women with a lot of hair are well advised to wear this wool cap. The rib presses the hair tighter to the head and gives the face a little shape.

If you have a very narrow face or a very small head, this cap shape is not recommended. It is very dominant and doesn’t let your face work enough. You can find Meinfrollein caps with envelope here.

6. the beret of the beret

The beret is an elegant cap shape. It is available both knitted and felted. The beret is very flexible to wear and can be draped more or less crooked. The special feature is the width at the top of the head. With our Style Zarah the upper part can also be draped casually. It is particularly loosely knitted and falls very softly. Due to the rib it is also warm on the ears. The cap shape is suitable for narrow and round faces.

5. the Baker Boy cap

She’s not really a “real” cap. The Baker Boy cap is made of flowing fabric and is comparable to a balloon or peaked cap. It has a small peak and mostly a firm contour. It looks casual and is especially suitable in spring and autumn. Since it does not go over the ears, it is above all a traniges accessory. Unfortunately, we do not offer this cap form, because we only have knitted caps in our assortment.

Knitted scarf and other favourite pieces – made in Germany

A scarf fits every outfit! It only depends on the design!

Your knitted scarf could be the highlight of your outfit. Whether you wear it with a knitted sweater, a dress or a coat is up to you. With a scarf you can make a statement!

But a knitted scarf is your companion when it’s cold outside. It wraps you up wonderfully. And even in really cold weather it keeps you super warm. All the more important it is that you find the right scarf!

As an everyday companion you want a real favourite accessory. A real classic among the scarves is the knitted wool scarf. Knitted from the finest wool, it caresses your neck. The woollen scarf can be used as a fine classic scarf with a blazer coat as well as with a down jacket.

Here cashmere scarves or extra fine merino scarves are particularly suitable. Depending on your preference, you can choose a thickly knitted scarf that may be a little wider, or a fine version. You have the choice! With your scarf oversized as XXL knitted scarf or rather a slim wool scarf? The structure of the knitted fabric is particularly effective with the scarf. Here it can be a very fine pattern, which gives the scarf a certain elegance. Or you can opt for a coarse plait pattern or a classic patent rib. These two styles are more sporty and casual.

At Meinfrollein you will find many variations. The width of the scarf is also decisive. Would you like to wear it as a shawl over your shoulder?

Then you should also make sure it has a slightly wider cut. If you prefer to wear the knitted scarf as a small narrow scarf, it should have a classic length and width.

Especially with the slightly longer and wider models you have many possibilities for styling. You can simply wrap it around your neck like a scarf. That looks very casual. Or try to put it over your shoulder and fix it in your waist with a belt. That is just totally trendy! So you turn your scarf into an it-piece.

If the scarf is made of the finest wool such as alpaca or cashmere, you can also wear this scarf in spring or autumn. The scarf also fits well with your dress. Sometimes it is the scarf that gives your dress that certain something.

It is also very trendy to simply wear the scarf over one shoulder and then fasten it with a belt at the waist. Perfect to put your belly bag in scene.

Depending on the knitted scarf model, you can quickly turn your favourite accessory into a cape or scarf. At Meinfrollein we specialize in convertible styles. Especially our capes and ponchos can always be transformed into scarves!

You can find even more tips in the ELLE blog article!

Lookbook 2018/19

MOTTEN: Ein Schmetterling im Kleiderschrank

Oh nein- das müssen  Motten sein!
Schon wieder ein Loch. In meiner Lieblingsmütze. Die habe ich letzten Winter erst gekauft. „Mistvieh!“ rufe ich in den Kleiderschrank.

Ich kann nicht glauben, dass ich schon wieder ein Kleidungsstück sanieren muss. Fünf Löcher sind hineingefressen. Ich spähe kämpferisch in meinen Kleiderschrank, aber keine einzige Motte lässt sich blicken. Vor kurzem habe ich erst das Loch eines Schal gestopft. Betrübt stelle ich fest, dass ich mich dem Problem stellen muss, wenn ich meine Kleidung vor weiterem Mottenfrass bewahren will.

Lavendelsäckchen in Omas Kleiderschränken tauchen in meiner Erinnerung auf und das Wort „Mottenkugel“ löst leichzeitig den typischen Geruch dazu aus. Muffig ist die passende Beschreibung. Bevor ich herausfinde, wie ich den Motten in meinem Schrank zu Leibe rücke, möchte ich erst einmal wissen, mit wem ich es zu tun habe. Im Internet lese ich, dass die Kleidermotte Tineola bisselliella heißt und zur Gattung der Schmetterlinge gehört. Das macht sie mir ein bisschen sympathischer.

Sie ist auf der ganzen Welt verbreitet und fühlt sich überall dort wohl, wo sie Wolle, Pelze oder Felle findet. Darin enthalten ist das Protein Keratin, das Nahrungsmittel der Larven. Ich staune, als ich lese, dass ein Mottenweibchen 100 bis 250 Eier ablegen kann. Wenn die Bedingungen gut sind, geschieht dies vier Mal pro Jahr. Aus diesen Eiern schlüpfen nach 60 Tagen Raupen, die für die Löcher verantwortlich sind. Die adulte, fliegende Motte frisst nicht. Beschämt denke ich an alle von mir totgehauenen Exemplare. Motten sind, wie alle anderen Insekten, ein wichtiger Bestandteil von Flora und Fauna. Ich nehme mir fest vor, die Motten in Zukunft leben zu lassen. Den Unterschied zwischen Männchen und Weibchen kann ich sowieso nicht erkennen.

Besser ist Prävention gegen Motten. Das Internet bietet mir 129.000 Treffer für den Begriff Kleidermotten bekämpfen.
Hier findest du die wichtigsten Tipps:

Empfohlen wird als generelle Maßnahme regelmäßiges Staubsaugen der Böden und Schubladen von Kleiderschränken. Und dabei sind die Ritzen nicht zu vergessen.

Auch hilft die regelmäßige Kontrolle der Textilien. Da Motten Schweißgeruch mögen, sollte nur frisch gewaschene Wäsche den Weg in den Kleiderschrank finden. Sind Kleidungsstücke befallen ist nach der Quelle zu suchen. Der Befall lässt sich durch vorsichtiges Einlegen in fast kochendes Wasser oder durch die einwöchige Lagerung in der Tiefkühltruhe beseitigen. Ich denke an meine schönen meinfrollein Mützen und Schals und werde mir hier lieber noch einmal den Beitrag “Wolle richtig waschen” durchlesen, bevor ich das mit dem heißen Wasser umsetze.

Das klassische chemische Mottenabwehrmittel bestand früher aus den Mottenkugeln. Heute in Papierform erhältlich, die an einem Kleiderbügel aufgehängt so im Schrank positioniert werden. Allerdings kann in diesen Papierstreifen ein für uns Menschen gefährliches Nervengift enthalten sein. Somit scheiden diese für mich aus. Im Handel erhältlich sind außerdem Lockfallen, die einen Duftstoff aussenden, damit aber auch andere Falter und Motten aus der Nachbarschaft anlocken können. Das entfällt daher ebenso. Meine Recherchen führen mich zu professionelle Schädlingsbekämpfer, die befallene Kleider oder Polstermöbel in luftdichte Kunststoffzelte verpacken und die Motten mit Stickstoff begasen. Nein, danke, keine NS-Maßnahmen in meinem Kleiderschrank!

Ich gebe im Internet Kleidermotten biologisch bekämpfen ein und stoße auf die Schlupfwespe. Eier dieser winzigen Nützlinge werden im Schrank abgelegt. Nach dem Schlüpfen suchen und finden die Schlupfwespen die Motteneier und fressen sie auf. Sind keine Motteneier mehr da, stirbt die Schlupfwespe. Da sie nur 0,3 bis 0,4 mm groß sind, fallen sie meinen Augen nicht auf.

Eine weitere Alternative sind ätherische Öle aus Zedern-, Zirbelkiefer- und Niembaumholz oder Lavendel. Ich denke wieder an meine Oma, die ich leider nicht mehr fragen kann. Genauso klug sind aber bekanntlich die Mütter. Ich greife zum Telefon. In der Tat ist meine Mutter sofort eifrig bei der Sache und diktiert mir folgenden auszuführenden Plan.

Erstens:

den kompletten Kleiderschrank durchgehen und die Gelegenheit nutzen zum gleichzeitigen Ausmisten. Gute Idee, habe ich lange nicht gemacht. Dann habe ich wieder Platz für neue Teile, grinse ich ins Telefon und tippe nebenbei www.meinfrollein.de/shop/ ein. Meine Mutter ignoriert das, denn sie ist schon bei

Zweitens:

den Kleiderschrank gründlich mit Essigwasser auswaschen.

Drittens:

beim Wiedereinräumen in jedes Fach ein Lavendelsäckchen hineinlegen. So einfach ist das. Und am besten sofort anfangen. Ich danke meiner Mutter für ihre Ratschläge, außer für den letzten.
Obwohl sie auch hier natürlich Recht hat. So wie die Mütter das immer haben! 

Und mit diesen Tipps erfährst du, wie du deine Winterpullover, Mützen und Schals richtig über den Sommer aufbewahrst!

Bild credit: By Frdel (Own work) creativecommons.org 

How to wash wool? Here you find the answer!

How to wash wool????

How do you wash that? Can you wash that at all? These are the questions that meinfrollein often encounters. Nothing easier than that: as rare, if at all! That’s the amazing answer!
Wool is very easy to care for because you should rarely wash or even rarely need to wash. Wool does not absorb the dirt into the fiber and due to the natural quality of the wool it is a dirt-repellent, so to speak. So normal airing is quite enough to make the woolen article fresh again. If it is too sunny or too wet outside it is also possible to do it in the bathroom. Simply hang the woolen article after showering in the shower and the humidity ensures that the cuddly woolen article is fresh again.

The right hand wash:

If you actually need to wash the woolen item once you should wash it by hand in the handwash basin. For a single hat or scarf you do not have to use the machine! Please use a wool detergent as wool is sensitive to alkalis.

Make sure that the water is cold or only lukewarm and that you do not soak, rub or wrinkle the product for a long time. Press briefly several times and pay attention to the same water temperature when rinsing. If possible squeeze it in a towel, lay it in shape and let it dry lying down. That way you can wash wool properly! 

The right machine wash:

Modern washing machines also often have a wool washing program that is specifically geared to the properties of the wool. Again, please use a special wool detergent and set the temperature – if possible – to “cold”. Even our ponchos can go into the wool wash program if needed.

Since wool is similar to human hair all you really need to do is follow the hairdresser’s advice: do not wash too often, do not wash too hot, do not use too much shampoo, do not rub too much and never blow-dry! But back to the beginning:

You rarely have to wash wool if at all! Save time and protect the environment! 

Lookbook 2017/2018

Lookbook 2016/17

Oktoberfest Beanie perfekt zum Wiesn Outfit!

Passend zum Wiesn Outfit die Oktoberfest Mütze HERZL!
Passend zum Wiesn Outfit die Oktoberfest Mütze HERZL!

Es gibt Jahreszeiten und Jahreszeiten…

…Und es gibt die Wiesn!

Und es gibt das Oktoberfest Outfit mit Dirndl oder Lederhose. Egal wie, auf jeden Fall zünftig muss es sein. Passend dazu gibt es natürlich auch eine Meinfrollein Wiesn Mütze HERZL in Rot oder Grün. Mit klassischem Zopfmuster und aus feinster Merinowolle wärmt sie wunderbar. Der Bommel ist abknöpfbar und damit ist die Mütze auch nach dem Oktoberfest der perfekte Begleiter- beinahe für jede Jahreszeit!

Nachhaltig und fair auf dem Oktoberfest! Auch das abnehmbare fairtrade Lucky Doll aus Guatemala freut sich schon auf den ersten Wiesn Besuch. O’zapft is!

Hier geht’s zur Mütze: Wiesn Mütze HERZL