Take Care when Caring for Wool

Thursday, December 28, 2017 | 6:39 pm

Wool is a favorite 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 near a heat source, as this will promote mildew. A gentle brushing of wool sweaters after each wearing helps 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, use the gentle cycle.

Want more advice about caring for wools or removing stains from wools? Bring your wools, or any sweater with “dry clean only” label, to the experts at Bryan’s Cleaners & Laundry, at 544 South Arroyo Parkway or 2446 East Foothill Boulevard In Pasadena, or 2336 North Lake Avenue in Altadena. For more information, visit http://www.bryanscleaners.com or call (626) 796-4335.

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