How to Care for Wool

April 14, 2019


Loved Clothes Last:
How to Care for Wool

Brought to you in collaboration with Jeeves of Belgravia


Photo: Rob Leung for Relevé Fashion


Loved Clothes Last:
How to Care for Wool

Brought to you in collaboration with Jeeves of Belgravia


Photo: Rob Leung for Relevé Fashion


Loved Clothes Last:
How to Care for Wool

Brought to you in collaboration with Jeeves of Belgravia


Photo: Rob Leung for Relevé Fashion

We've partnered with Jeeves, London's finest dry cleaners, with locations around the world including New York, to give you tips on how to care for your clothes.

Facts About Alpaca Wool

Alpaca fibers rival in softness to cashmere

They are not itchy like wool

They do not contain Lanolin, which can cause rashes if you have sensitive skin

Alpaca fibers have a long lifespan and are naturally stain resistant

We've partnered with Jeeves, London's finest dry cleaners, with locations around the world including New York, to give you tips on how to care for your clothes.

Facts About Alpaca Wool

Alpaca fibers rival in softness to cashmere

They are not itchy like wool

They do not contain Lanolin, which can cause rashes if you have sensitive skin

Alpaca fibers have a long lifespan and are naturally stain resistant

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Care Tips:

  • Ideally, Alpaca wool should not be machine washed BUT if your washer has a wool or hand wash cycle, go for it.
  • If you want to hand wash your wool:
    • Use only cold water and a mild detergent designed for wool or hand washing
    • Avoid rubbing or agitating the garment
    • Do not use warm or hot water or the alpaca fibers will mat together and feel like felt
    • Rinse the garment in 2 changes of cold water
    • Gently squeeze out the excess water and roll the garment in a clean terry towel for a few minutes
  • Fold the garment over a towel or use a sweater rack to air dry
  • Never put alpaca into a clothes dryer
  • You can use a bit of steam from an iron or steamer to remove wrinkles or help block back into shape
  • Dry cleaning is recommended for those who want someone to take care of their garments for them

Wearing a clothing item 50 times instead of 5 reduces carbon emissions by 400% per item, per year.

Care Tips:

  • Ideally, Alpaca wool should not be machine washed BUT if your washer has a wool or hand wash cycle, go for it.
  • If you want to hand wash your wool:
    • Use only cold water and a mild detergent designed for wool or hand washing
    • Avoid rubbing or agitating the garment
    • Do not use warm or hot water or the alpaca fibers will mat together and feel like felt
    • Rinse the garment in 2 changes of cold water
    • Gently squeeze out the excess water and roll the garment in a clean terry towel for a few minutes
  • Fold the garment over a towel or use a sweater rack to air dry
  • Never put alpaca into a clothes dryer
  • You can use a bit of steam from an iron or steamer to remove wrinkles or help block back into shape
  • Dry cleaning is recommended for those who want someone to take care of their garments for them

Wearing a clothing item 50 times instead of 5 reduces carbon emissions by 400% per item, per year.


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