General best practices. Turn garments inside out and wash on a gentle cycle using a PH neutral gentle detergent. If hand washing use only cold water. Wash items with like colours. 

Hand Knits. Wool as a fibre keeps itself clean naturally, expelling odours through moisture control, and is naturally stain and wrinkle resistant. This means you shouldn't have to wash your woollen as often as you normally would. To prolong the life of your hand knit, hand wash in cold water and dry flat in the shade as naturally dyed colour is sensitive to prolonged harsh sun exposure. 

The only exception to this is our super wash merino socks, which can be washed as normal; however for best results follow the general best practices. 

Take care when handling acids. Acids like citrus juice can cause colour change in naturally dyed textiles. If a stain or reaction occurs, treat immediately with a pH neutral soap or stain fighting detergent with water to help neutralise the effects. If the stain persists continue to wash, it will fade in time. 

Embrace the change. The wonder of natural dyeing is the diversity of earthy colours, natural shades and warm tones. Over time the colour of your naturally dyed garment will gradually change, but we hope you will embrace and love the variation of colour. 

Merino knitwear. Merino (like all other natural fibres) natural process is to pile, because our yarn is so soft and lightweight this can occur. With each wash the piling will noticeably slowdown, with care you can also use a de-piler (check the distance between the fan and the head is reasonable) once de piled your garments will look like new and piling will eventually stop.