WEAR & CARE
We want your new product to age as gracefully as you will.
There are a few hints and tips to get the best out of your product
This is a natural product and has already been washed in pure Scottish water to give it a luxuriously soft feel. The main danger for these products is that you accidentally boil wash in a washing machine and the product shrinks beyond recognition. This is called felting, not great for your product and pretty much irreversible.
Please follow the care instructions. We suggest that your Merino Lambswool product should not need washing that much. One of the magical properties of lambswool is that it doesn't hold onto odours and dirt so keeps itself pretty clean. Should you need to wash it please use an approved delicates or wool detergent and either wash very delicately by hand in cool water or use the approved machine wool wash cycle at a low temperature and gentle cycle. This is gentle enough not to felt the fibres. Do not be tempted to use the tumble dryer.
Once washed, reshape whilst damp and either dry flat on a towel or hang folding in half so not to stretch the scarf or jumper. Once dry you can iron with a low/ medium setting and a bit of steam.
Pilling is the technical term for getting little bobbles on the surface of a knitted fabric, this occurs naturally after wearing. We use a quality mill to spin our lambswool so pilling is kept to a minimum however if it does occur then the best way to deal with it is to invest in a pilling comb or a bobble remover - easy to find online on our site or other reputable retailers.
Moths love any natural fibres, especially wool (lambswool and cashmere) so please see tips below to deter the wee beasties from nibbling your treasured pieces.
Cashmere is one of the world's luxurious natural fibres, caring for your cashmere is easier than you might think if you follow a few tips.
Please follow the care instructions, our cashmere can be either gently hand washed using a suitable detergent or use the approved machine wool wash cycle at a low temperature and gentle cycle. Please don't be tempted to put them in the tumble dryer, this won't end well! Best thing to do dry them is to lay them on a clean towel, cover and pat gently. Then hang them up away from direct heat and sunlight.
Cashmere is a natural fibre and can be prone to pilling ( little balls on the surface of the fabric), this isn't a flaw but just part of the natural wear of the fibre. To remove the pills it is best to remove in a pilling comb, available on our website or at most good haberdashers.
To avoid moths having a nibble at your merino or cashmere it can help to clean and store your knitwear in a clean cupboard. Cedar balls are a good deterrent, these can be bought online, when the smell diminishes replace or we've heard sanding them lightly will reactivate them. Sachets of Lavender, rosemary or cloves can also deter the wee beasties.
If you do find any holes in your treasured knitwear, separate from other pieces, shake out vigorously in sunlight (moths don't like daylight), pop into a freezer bag and place in the freezer for a couple of days then remove and defrost slowly. That should do the trick!
PRODUCT MEASUREMENTS ON WEBSITE
We aim to give accurate measurements of our products on our website to assist you with your purchase. However please note that knitted goods, especially our scarves, can fluctuate in length and width due to some yarns or some colours knitting up differently and also the finishing and pressing. Of course if you are not happy then we will refund according to our returns policy.
We use a wool silk blend for our range of printed scarves. The wool / silk blend fabric is luxuriously soft and lightweight with a very subtle matte finish. The natural quality and colour of the wool gives the print a vintage finish. We suggest that dry cleaning is the best option to care for this fabric.
Wool silk yarns are delicate. Please protect the item from sharp objects or jewellery that may catch or snag.
We use a silk twill for our range of silk printed scarves. The silk is luxuriously soft and lightweight with a lustrous sheen finish. We suggest that dry cleaning is the best option to care for this fabric.
Silk yarns are very delicate. Please protect the item from sharp objects or jewellery that may catch or snag, and avoid any drops or splashes of liquid as they may leave marks. Please use a dry iron when pressing to avoid water marks left by the steam.