How To Wash Merino Wool
You have probably heard, been intimidated, and scared off from buying merino because it needs very special care. That does not surprise me one bit. Most of the merino brands that I have seen have been using these scare tactics for years and I will come right out and say it “it is because they are trying to protect their inferior product”.
We have been working with ‘special’ care fabrics and merino for years now and we are here to tell you a little secret. If you the merino you are buying can’t be easily cleaned and cared for then you are buying, or rather, being sold, second-rate merino! But wait, it is not too late. Little Flock of horrors merino can be washed and dried just as easily as all your favorite kids clothes and we have proven it time and time again. I am sure that you arrived here because you did a search of “How to Wash Merino Wool” so even though from now on you are going to buy quality merino from Little Flock (right?) you still need to sort out how to wash the existing merino you have and although it is maybe not the cream of the crop, B-grade merino is better than no merino.
Little Flock of horrors merino can be washed and dried just as easily as all your favorite kids clothes and we have proven it time and time again. Our little monsters wear merino every day, seriously, Lucy has documented it over and over on a merino website called adult merino clothes, check it out.
We use merino every day and we wash it normally and because we buy the best merino on the planet, our clothes hold up time and time again. I am sure that you arrived here because you did a search of “how to care for merino wool”so even though from now on you are going to buy quality merino from Little Flock, Merino 365, or Kid Winter (right?) you still need to sort out how to wash the existing merino you have and although it is maybe not the cream of the crop, B-grade merino is better than no merino.
How to care for merino wool, ‘their’ merino wool
Wash Merino – Little Flock of Horrors – merino for little monster
Caring for and washing our merino is simple
The First Thing
Merino doesn’t need to be washed as often as other fabrics; the fiber self-cleans and won’t hold on to kid ‘stink’ (another reason why merino is great for merino socks). To refresh, simply turn inside-out and hang in the fresh air. This technique will not remove ice cream stains. In those instances go to part 2. —->
The Second Thing
When it’s time to wash – use a delicate or wool setting, but to be completely honest I have never done this, ever, and our Little Flock merino is totally fine and that is because we use the best merino you can find. In our house we always wash on cold, so do that.
The Last Thing
I am an American and my wife is a Kiwi. Anyone that knows anything about people from the US is that we use the dryer! Even though I live in New Zealand I still use the dryer. Granted, we do a lot more outdoor drying than we did in the states, we do still dry, and guess what – we dry Little Flock merino. Just one rule DONT FRY IT. Because merino is so amazing it feels dry in a very short period of time. Little Flock merino was the ideal merino baby clothing for both of our little monsters.