CARE & REPAIR
AIR IS CARE, WASH LESS.
Wool is a self-cleaning material, so you don’t need to wash your knitwear too frequently. Airing the garment after use is enough to make it feel fresh and remove any odours. Simply hang your sweater on a hanger outside for several hours, ideally on a frosty day.
Avoid washing, small stains can often be removed using a cloth and some cold water. If it is time and your sweater need a cleanse, we recommend cold hand wash - never more than 30 degrees. Use a mild, low-impact detergent explicitly made for wool. Do not use fabric softener and avoid tumble drying as the heat can cause damage to the fibres. Below you can watch our "How to wash" video.
DRY FLAT AFTER WASHING, FOLD RATHER THAN HANG.
Always lay your OMHU garment flat to dry, preferably on a towel; this will help the garment retain its shape and quality. Air drying is also the most sustainable way to dry your garment.
Your garment should always be folded instead of hung; this helps keep its shape and avoids any unnecessary stretching of the knit. We recommend giving your garment a breath of fresh air from time to time to restore the natural properties of the wool.
PILLING IS NATURAL AND WILL OCCUR LESS OVER TIME.
Wool garments are prone to pilling in areas exposed to friction. A common misconception is that this is a sign of a poor-quality garment, but it is the exact opposite; the finest wool grades are made from the thinnest fibres. This means tiny fibres can come to the surface and get tangled, resulting in pilling. We recommend using a fabric saver. The can make your sweater look as good as new in no time. A good make is this one from www.steamery.co.uk
STORE WITH CARE TO KEEP UNINVITED VISITORS AWAY.
The best way to avoid moth infestations is to use your wool regularly instead of storing it in your closet. To protect against moths when stored, your garment should preferably be placed in a dust bag with lavender bags.
REPAIR IS CARE.
Our sweaters are knitted to last a lifetime, but some people pack a lot of life into a short time. When accidents happen, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help mend.