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Wool's warmth: Winter's ally - A comprehensive fabric care guide

Wool is the unsung hero of the winter wardrobe, offering unrivaled warmth and a cozy feel in the coldest months. But this luxurious material requires special attention to maintain its softness, warmth and structural integrity. In this part of our Fabric Care Guide, brought to you by ASTAMR sewing room and dry cleaning, we dive into the essential care tips for wool garments, ensuring they stay beautiful and functional season after season.

Understanding Wool:

Before we dive into care techniques, it's crucial to understand what makes wool unique. Wool fibers are natural, durable and have excellent insulation properties, but they can also be prone to shrinkage, felting and pilling if not treated properly. Knowing the type of wool you are dealing with (such as merino, cashmere or alpaca) can also inform the best care practices.

Washing wool: The right way

Check the label:

Always start by reading the garment's care label. Some wool items can be washed, while others require cleaning.

Hand washing:

For washable wool, hand washing is often the safest method. Use lukewarm water and a mild wool detergent and soak the garment for no more than 10 minutes. Avoid rubbing or twisting, which can damage the fibers.

Machine wash:

If machine washing is permitted, use a gentle cycle and place the garment in a laundry bag to prevent stretching and snagging.

Drying and transformation of wool:

Gentle drying:

Never wring out woolen garments. Instead, gently squeeze out excess water and roll the garment in a clean towel to absorb the moisture.


Lay the garment flat on a drying rack or clean towel and return it to its original dimensions while still damp. Avoid hanging, as this can stretch the fibers.

Air drying:

Always air dry wool away from direct heat and sunlight to prevent shrinkage and fading.

Storage of woolen garments:

Clean first:

Keep wool clean to avoid attracting moths and other pests. Moths are less likely to infest pure wool.

Proper storage:

Fold wool garments and store them in breathable cotton bags or wrapped in acid-free tissue paper to maintain their shape and protect from dust.

Moth prevention:

Consider using natural moth repellents such as cedar or lavender bags for added protection.

Additional wool care tips:


Use a wool comb or lint remover carefully to remove any balls without damaging the garment.

Refreshing wool:

Wool does not need to be washed after each use. Hanging wool garments in a steamy bath can help refresh them between washes.

Professional help:

For difficult stains or structural problems such as holes or unpicked seams, consult a professional cleaner or tailor.

Caring for wool can take a bit more effort than other fabrics, but the rewards are worth it. By following these care tips, your wool garments can last for many winters, offering warmth, comfort and style. Remember, proper wool care is not just about maintaining a garment; it's about preserving a piece of your winter tradition.

ASTAMR Sewing Room and Dry Cleaning:

At ASTAMR, we understand the value of your wool garments. Whether you need professional cleaning or repair services, or just more advice on garment care, our experts are here to help. Contact us today to ensure your wool garments are ready to tackle winter with grace and warmth.
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