HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR HIGH QUALITY KNITWEAR
Knit sweaters, cardigans and dresses: When the weather turns cold, it's time to snuggle up with cozy knitwear. To make sure our favorite knitwear lasts more than one season, it is important to take care of it and store it properly. Knitwear made from high-quality materials such as wool, cashmere, etc. requires special care. With minimalism and sustainability in mind, it is important to take special care of knitwear. Find out what to look out for here.
WASH, CLEAN, CARE
To ensure the longevity of your sweaters, knitwear should not be washed often. Yes, you read that right! Instead, we recommend that you air your garments after wearing them, as airing wool and cashmere garments is similar to washing. If you do want to wash your knitwear, we recommend a gentle hand wash. Use a wool detergent and place the sweater in lukewarm water. Gently wring out the garments and lay them out to dry rather than hanging them up. This will help the sweaters retain their shape. You can also wash your knitwear in the washing machine on the wool cycle. Again, be sure to use a mild or wool detergent. It is important to turn the sweaters inside out and avoid spin-drying. After washing, lay the garment flat to dry.
SOS tip for shrunken sweaters
This trick can help get your favorite piece back in shape: Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and conditioner, soak the sweater, and rinse well after 30 minutes. Then wrap the sweater in a towel, wring it out and gently pull it back into shape.
Remove and avoid pilling
No matter how high quality a knitwear item is, pilling makes it look old or even unkempt. But in knitwear, pilling is inevitably caused by friction. The solution: Invest in a lint shaver. Or a pilling/cashmere comb. Use this tool to gently comb the fluff out of the fibers - and your knitwear will look like new.
Bye-bye winter sweaters! How to store your knitwear for summer
As the cold season draws to a close, you can begin to prepare your knitwear for the summer season. Thick knit sweaters and jackets, as well as hats, scarves and gloves, can take a break now. Keep light sweaters and cardigans in your wardrobe, such as cashmere, cotton or viscose, as they are also suitable for cooler summer days and evenings.
Now is also the perfect time to spring-clean your closet and get rid of the items you will not be wearing next season. Anything you say goodbye to now, you won't have to sort through again after the summer.
No chance for moths
To protect your knitwear from moths and other pests, you can add cedar blocks, lavender sachets, pieces of wood sprinkled with neem oil, or other natural remedies to your knitwear. These give off a pleasant scent that will repel pests without damaging your wool.
Wool likes it cool and dark
Choose a location for your knitwear that is not too warm, humid or bright, as these factors can damage the wool. Ideally, store your knitwear in a closet, dresser or other enclosed area away from direct sunlight and heat sources.