In order to guarantee the special properties of our Merino wool garments over a long period of time, you have to pay attention to a few simple things when it comes to care and washing. With these tips and tricks, the clothes keep their shape, the colors stay fresh and the comfort and function last for a long time.

Table of Contents:

     1. How do you wash merino wool?

     2. Merino wool and fabric softener

     3. What do you have to consider when washing?

     4. Dry merino wool

     5. Airing instead of washing

1. How do you wash merino wool?


     There are a few things to consider when washing merino products. The conventional washing program with a maximum of 30°C at low speed is ideal for merino wool. A normal detergent is just as suitable as a wool detergent. The only important thing is that it does not contain any enzymes. Hand washing with shampoo is also possible and is therefore also ideal when travelling.



2. Merino wool and fabric softener


     This combination might be good for towels, but not for merino wool. Fabric softener should be avoided when caring for merino wool, as it damages the fine wool fibers.



3. What do you have to consider when washing?


     Merino clothing can generally be washed together with other non-merino clothing. However, it is important to ensure that light and dark clothing are washed separately to avoid discoloration.


     Furthermore, make sure that all zips are closed so that the fine merino wool is not damaged. Holes are quickly caused by this and destroy the garment.



4. Dry merino wool


      Merino wool is quick drying compared to many other fabrics. Natural drying on the clothesline or drying rack is recommended, ideally in the fresh air.


     The clothes should only be put in the dryer on the gentle cycle, if at all. Merino wool is a natural fiber and should therefore not be treated with high temperatures. This is particularly important to bear in mind with pure merino products.


5. Airing instead of washing


     Merino wool is, to a certain extent, self-cleaning. It is therefore often sufficient to hang the worn garment out in the fresh air instead of washing it directly. Bad odors and dirt particles are transported away via the water vapor in the air. This neutralizes odors and the garment is ready for the next use - usually without washing it.