Wool is a very gentle fabric that needs special care. Otherwise, it gradually fades, forms beads and deforms. So follow our tips for proper washing, drying and storing, and you’ll enjoy its fluffy beauty for long period of time. Wool suffers from frequent washing – woolen clothes are difficult to smudge, so do not wash them if not needed. If you are trying to get rid of unpleasant smell, just take them out on the balcony to vent. You will be surprised that there will be no trace of smell left. Do not soak before washing – the fabric stretches and deforms when soaked. Moreover, such a procedure is not really needed – as we have said, wool does not take dirt and odors in depth. So just wash the garment. It is enough to wash it at a temperature of 30-40 degrees, and then rinse it with cold water to avoid shrinking. In practice, this means that if you use a washing machine, you have to put the thermostat at the minimum, and if you hand wash it – use cool water only. You have to be gentle with the wool – no squeezing and pulling. When wet, it is very easily deformed and it is irreparable. So rub it slightly and in no case, squeeze while rinsing. You can use a centrifuge, but only at the lowest rpm. The wool takes a lot of water and if you hang it on a rope, it will stretch out due to its weight. So leave it to dry on a flat surface. When putting it back in the closet, make sure it’s completely dry. Folding it, even slightly damp, will cause it to wrinkle irreparably. If you are trying to dry woolen clothes in a bathroom, it will not only take a longer time, but the fabric will also get an unpleasant smell from being left for a long time in a moist environment. Leaving woolen garments on hangers for long time will cause them to stretch, so keep them folded up on shelves. To protect them from moths, keep a pack of lavender or dried orange peels in the wardrobe.