HOW SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR MERINO WOOL T-SHIRT?

Here are a few simple tips to ensure your Merino wool products last as long as possible!

Merino wool is the trekker's essential companion. Do you want to keep your woollen products as long as possible? Well then, follow our tips!

washing Merino wool products

EQUIPMENT

Prepare the following equipment:

- A washing machine

- Normal liquid detergent

Good news! You don't need any special products or equipment to wash your Merino wool garments. 

If it makes you feel better, you can use a laundry bag for delicates, but as we'll see later, washing your woollen garment with coarser textiles also helps reduce pilling.

WASHING

Machine wash your T-shirt, tights or other garments at 30° on a normal cycle. Why a normal cycle? Because traces of detergent may remain in the textile if washed on a gentle cycle. Why 30 degrees? because extreme variations in temperature can cause the wool to shrink. Why liquid detergent? Because it rinses better than powder detergents, without a doubt.You can use laundry bags to protect your garments when machine washing.

DRYING 

Dry flat.

NEVER tumble dry unless you want to end up with a mini Merino wool T-shirt.

 

SOME EXTRA ADVICE

You've probably realised that the secret to Merino wool is keeping things simple! And for the ultimate in low-maintenance, you don't even need to iron your wool t-shirts. You run the risk of doing more harm than good and this way, you'll have more time for trekking!

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE THE WOOL IN YOUR T-SHIRT COMES FROM?FOLLOW OUR SOUTH AFRICAN ADVENTURE AND FIND OUT ABOUT MERINO SHEEP FARMING.

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How should I wash my Merino wool trekking T-shirt?

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