When it comes down to handling wool, there’s a lot that can go wrong. By dry cleaning wool, you can prevent any mishaps that your everyday washing machine could result in. In addition, learning how to properly clean your woollen clothes will keep them around and in excellent condition for years to come.
The importance of dry cleaning wool
The process of dry cleaning includes a gentle cleaning process. Fabrics like wool, washed in a normal washing machine are at risk of fading, shrinking, or losing their original shape.
Dry cleaning wool enables us to take a more careful approach. By making use of gentler dry cleaning techniques, we can avoid shrinking or swelling fibres, which often results in distortion of shape.
Best tips for keeping wool in good condition
To keep your woollen clothes in good condition, we recommend:
- Storing them with zipped or unbuttoned closures.
- Clearing the pockets.
- Take out any accessories to prevent the wool from sagging or bulging.
- If you choose to wash your woollen clothes, refrain from drying wool in direct sunlight or high-temperature sources, as they will become yellow, may shrink, and can cause damage to the fibres.
- Lying the woollen clothes flat in their natural shape on a drying rack.
For woven woollen clothes (like jackets, overcoats etc), it is highly recommended to brush the wool using a soft garment brush to take out dirt or grime.
Woollen blankets should be cleaned up, folded and placed within a breathable storage box and put somewhere cool and dark.
Woollen jackets should be hung on hangers, and knitted garments carefully folded and stored in drawers.
Dry cleaning wool to make sure the quality is not compromised
Dry cleaning wool extends the life of the clothes by minimizing the wear and tear from washing in a washing machine.
When you bring in your woollen clothes to be dry cleaned with our experienced team, we make sure that care and delicacy are taken with every clothes. So why should you choose dry cleaning wool over a DIY approach?
Dry cleaning is so mild and regular dry cleans can help maintain the wools vibrancy years after you have bought it.
Before starting the dry-cleaning procedure, our team take the time to pre-treat the woollen clothes. Our cleaners very carefully inspect for stains and address them to make the removal process easier.
Our team of experienced dry cleaners’ make the effort to carefully examine each stain while maintaining the colour, and preserving the quality of the wool. Talk to us today or drop into our store so we can handle the rest.