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:
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:
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:
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:
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.!
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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