Always use wool detergent. We recommend På Stell Wool Wash which is efficient, gentle and easy to use, organic, made from natural oils and eco certified.
Use machine spin – even if you choose to wash by hand.
Remove stains with Lemon Soap before washing.
Don not wash too often – maybe just a little airing is needed.
If the garments are too small or in the wrong shape – stretch after washing with firm and specific movements to the correct shape/size.
Do not overload the machine (lower load on wool program). We recommend 1 tablespoon of Wool Wash for 1/2 machine.
Use a sweater comb for de-pilling
Steam fine woolen garments
If you need to disinfect wool, cook for 10 minutes in clean water. Make sure the garment is absolutely still. In other words – no stirring.
Use Wool Wash whether you wash by hand or by machine. The wool and hand washing programs on modern machines are more gentle than hand washing. In such programs the garments get perfect temperature, movement and spin. Wool Wash preserves colors, including the natural wool white, it is gentle on your woolen garments and makes them extra nice and soft.
Always wash woolen garments before use. Wool is a protein fiber and undergoes a lot in the production process. When you wash the wool, the fibers close and make the wool garment more durable.
Wool should be spinned and hung to dry in the air naturally. If you choose to handwash rather than use the washing machine, spin is recommended in the machine after washing.
If you do not have a machine, gently squeeze the water out and do not twist, roll it in a towel or dry flat.
På Stell Lemon Soap is effective and gentle on your woolen garments. Put the garment in some lukewarm water and rub gently with the soap on the stain. If the stain is old or difficult, leave the garment in water after rubbing the soap. It may vary how long you have to leave it. Try it out – new spots disappear faster than old ones. Thereafter machinewash the garment as usual with Wool Wash.
Remove stains on fine wool such as cashmere or alpaca with Lemon Foam. Massage the foam onto the stain and rinse or wipe off all soap immediately with a wet cloth. Repeat if necessary.
Wool should only be washed together with wool. Other types of fabrics may be the reason why your woolen garments get pilled.
Pilling may also occur if a woolen garment is used in direct contact synthetic garments. Always check the content of the wool garment when buying it. If there is a mixture containing nylon, there is a fair chance for pilling.
You can de-pill with a sweater comb. Do not use tape or brush as this will cause the wool fibers to spread more than necessary. We recommend to steam your woolen garment to make the wool regaining its natural shine.
This can either be because you have used the wrong detergent or washed it too often. If a garment is dripping wet and thus heavy, it will easily pull out of shape when drying on clothes hangers.
Too little spin can also cause problems. Do not dry woolen clothing on hangers unless it is lightweight.
If the garment has shrunk, try pulling it out again. In wet conditions the garments can be stretched in shape.