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Alpaca Garment Care

 These simple care instructions will help you keep your alpaca garment in a good condition for a very long time.

 AIRING  – Alpaca knitwear responds well to airing, lay your garment over a chair for a day to let it air.

HANDWASHING – Only use an approved mild soap when washing your alpaca knitwear. Turn your knitwear inside out (if applicable) and soak for at least ten minutes in lukewarm water and gently use the soap. Do not wring, rub, knead or stretch.

RINSING – Rinse gently in clean lukewarm water. You can add some fabric softer to the water. Do not wring, rub, knead or stretch.

DRYING – You can use the spin cycle on your washing machine to remove excess water or after rinsing lay flat on a dry, clean towel and roll up inside the towel to squeeze out excess water. If necessary, carefully reshape your garment while still damp.

Leave to dry on a new clean towel away from direct sun light and any heat source.

DO NOT TUMBLE DRY

DO NOT MACHINE WASH

DO NOT DRY CLEAN

DO NOT USE WOOL WASH ON YOUR ALPACA KNITWEAR

 PILLING – Pilling is where small bobbles of fluff appear on the surface of the garment. There is always a possibility that fine natural knitwear garments will pill, this is a natural and unavoidable process. If pilling occurs this can generally be removed by hand or by using a pilling comb. Take care not to snag stitches.

STORING – Fold and store flat.  Do not store on a hanger.

Your alpaca garment does not contain lanolin so we have not experienced issues with moths but there is no guarantee. As a precaution, we recommend using a natural moth repellent such as lavender, rosemary, cloves or dried bay leaves, placed in your cupboard, not on the garment.

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