Start by pre-treating stains with safe stain remover solution. For odors, you can soak it in a ¼ cup of white vinegar and room temperature water solution for 30 minutes (always turn garments inside out). Always group your wooly garments together by color category. Caution: room or cold water only, and gentle hand movements so as to not stretch, pull or twist the fabric.
Then, clean with pH neutral delicates cleaner. Add the item and gently saturate and work through the water—avoid rubbing and twisting. Squeeze the item in different areas with hands several times to get everything soaked nicely. Then, let the garments sit for up to 30 minutes. The water might darken, this is normal. When this is done, dump out the basin and press each garment against the side of the basin to remove as much water as you can. Remember, no wringing or harsh moves to get rid of water. Run cool water and rinse each garment, pressing it as you go to soak the clean water through the material. When the water runs suds-free, you know you’re all done.
To dry, lay the garment flat onto the towel. Roll up like a ‘burrito’ to help remove excess moisture and lay flat to dry. Don’t hang these garments because it can misshape them. Find a place to lay them flat, such as a drying rack with mesh inserts. To keep pieces wrinkle-free and fresh between washes, choose steaming over ironing (which can flatten the yarn). We advise you to store your woolen garments folded out flat rather than on a hanger, in order to preserve their shape.