- Mulesing Free Merino Wool
Mulesing Free Merino Wool
We work exclusively with farms that are certified as mulesing-free to ensure that the ethical guidelines for our materials are upheld and followed. Mulesing involves an inhumane removal of strips of the sheep's wool-bearing skin around the breach, to avoid flystrike. This is a cruel and horrifying act against the animal that we do not stand for.
Due to the wool fibre's wax like coating and naturally dirt-repellent qualities, airing out the garment regularly and using a cloth to remove minor stains is often sufficient for maintenance. When you need to wash the garment – let it soak in cool water with a mild detergent or baby shampoo for a couple of minutes, and gently agitate while washing. Rinse with cool water and lightly squeeze or roll the wet garment with a towel to remove excess water. Lay flat on a dry towel. Avoid direct heat and sunlight. Always follow the specific instructions on the garment's care label.
Pilling occurs when shorter wool fibres find their way to the fabric's surface when the garment is worn and rubbed against itself or other clothes. We recommend removing the pilling after washing with a clothing brush or a sweater stone. The pilling will decrease over time.
Fold the sweater by putting it flat out on a table, front down, fold in the arms followed by the bottom half so that the bottom hem meets the neck. Never hang your wool sweaters as they tend to form to the shape of the hanger. Make sure the garment is clean and completely dry before putting it back in the wardrobe. This will help keep its shape and avoid pests and clothing moths that love luxurious fabrics.