You've done it! You've purchased your beautiful woollen garments. You've worn them, love you've loved them, you've spilt your lunch on them. So we'll run through the best ways to care for your woollens to keep them looking good and lasting the distance.

Method 1: The air out

This method is as complex as it sounds, perhaps you've partied too hard or worked up a glow while wearing your woollens and things are getting a bit funky. On the next sunny day, find a clean flat surface lay your woollens in the sun and let Mother Nature work her wonders. Bring your woollens in at the end of the day and they will be smelling fresh and ready to go.

Method 2: The spot clean

Ideal for those who love their food, but who don't have great aim. Remove the excess spillage from the surface of the garment, and use a damp cloth to dab the fabric and lift the remaining soup from your sweater. If the spot needs some additional encouragement, run the soiled section of the garment underneath the tap, use a small amount of gentle wool wash and delicately work into the soiled area. Rinse well and lay flat to dry in the shade.

Method 3: The gentle machine wash

If things get in a really bad way, you might have to turn to one of man's greatest inventions: The washing machine. If you are going to machine wash your woollens the following precautions are advised:

  • Cold machine wash
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Do not use fabric softeners
  • Close any zips on the garment before washing
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Line dry, or lay flat to dry in the shade
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean

Now when the Mrs asks you to do the washing you have no excuse!