Wool is a popular sweater fabric because it is durable, comfortable, and an excellent insulator. If your wool sweater gets damp, hang it to air dry at room temperature. Do not hang wool near a heat source, as this will promote mildew. A gentle brushing of wool sweaters after each wearing helps to remove surface soil.
If the care label suggests hand washing, use cool water with mild soap or bleach-free detergent. Soak up to five minutes and rinse thoroughly. Squeeze out excess water, but do not wring or twist the fabric. To dry, lay the sweater flat, away from sunlight or heat. If using a plastic sweater board as a drying surface, covering the board with a towel (under the sweater) will help prevent snagging.
If the care label suggests machine washing, then use the gentle cycle.
At Lapels, we are happy to clean and provide stain removal for any of your wool garments.