Care intructions for merino wool garments

Merino wool is appreciated for its softness, lightness and heat-regulating properties. However, it requires special care to preserve its qualities. Here are a few tips for caring for merino wool garments:


Hand wash:

  • This is the best way to care for your wool garment.
  • Use lukewarm water (temperature below 30°C).
  • Use a mild detergent or a specific product for wool.
  • Avoid rubbing or wringing the garment.
  • Press gently to remove the water.

Machine wash:

Although machine washing is strongly discouraged to preserve its durability, as wool is a fragile natural fabric, it is nevertheless possible (unless otherwise stated on the care label). You should follow these few instructions and make sure that your washing machine is sufficiently reliable when it comes to temperature, as a temperature above 30 degrees will cause the garment to shrink.

  • Use the delicate or wool cycle, with a lukewarm water temperature (30°C).
  • Set the drum speed to a maximum of 500 or 600 revolutions per minute.
  • Use a mild detergent or one specifically designed for wool (unless otherwise stated).
  • Put the garment in a wash bag to avoid rubbing against other fabrics.


  • Do not use a tumble dryer: excessive heat can damage merino wool.
  • Dry flat: Lay the garment flat on a clean towel in the shade to avoid warping and shrinking.
  • Avoid direct sunlight.


If necessary, iron at a low temperature with a steam iron.
Place a damp cloth between the iron and the garment to avoid iron marks.


Store merino wool garments folded rather than hung up to avoid warping.
Keep them in a cool, dry place, away from moths.

Other tips

Avoid using fabric softeners: They can damage merino wool fibres.

Aerate regularly: Merino wool has natural anti-odour properties, so it's often enough to air clothes between uses.

Treat stains quickly: Dab gently with a damp cloth and a little mild soap. Do not rub vigorously.

Do not wash too often. Merino wool is naturally anti-bacterial.