We make products that are built to last from high quality materials. Though, to enjoy using them for as long as possible there are a few best practices that should be followed:
- Do not bleach any item.
- Avoid exposing any items to direct sunlight for long periods of time.
- All fabrics should be washed with mild detergent without brighteners. Natural fabrics shrink with washing.
- Wool stuffing and batting are non-washable.
- Upon receiving our items always remove packaging. It is not recommended to keep wool-filled items tightly packaged for longer periods.
- To prevent moth infestations do not store wool-filled items packed and hidden in dark spaces for long periods. Moth and beetle larvae shun bright light, so they rarely attack frequently used items.
- Using lavender to repel moths is an old homemaker’s trick. Sachets filled with lavender (and/or laced with its oil) and tucked in your wool-filled items are said to protect woolens. They will also leave a pleasant scent. Lavender will not, however, kill moth eggs or larvae, so be sure the space is free of them first. Just remember that nothing discourages moths and beetles more than keeping your woolen items clean and storing them correctly.
- Wool-filled items should be rotated once a week in the first two months – head to toe and side to side – to distribute the wear evenly. After this period, it is advisable to flip it once a month.
- Once a year, on a sunny day, allow the wool-filled items to air out in the sun – sun has a natural cleaning ability.
- Wool-filled items are perfect for outdoor use, but need to be protected from direct rain and kept under a roof or a waterproof cover. Random splashes will be ok, for example by a pool.
- Spot clean stains on wool-filled items with a solution of one part, white vinegar to three parts water and then air-dry completely, in sunlight if possible.
- Machine wash zip-off covers , duvet covers , pillow cases , sheets and other non-filled items only; wool-filled items are not washable. Use Delicate Cycle with a mild detergent (pH below 7). Do not use detergents that contain enzymes and brighteners.
- Pillows are not washable. They are to be used as inserts with additional outer covers. Stains should be spot cleaned.
- Blankets should be washed and rinsed gently in warm water (30 º C). Use a mild detergent with a pH below 7 for wool (wool is an acidic material). Wool wash bars can be used to help remove tough stains. Do not tumble dry. Use only steam iron.
- Protectors are machine washable at wool program, with lukewarm water and a mild detergent with a pH below 7 for wool, because wool is an acidic material. Wool wash bars can be used to help remove tough stains as well.
- Lanolize the protectors to increase waterproof abilities – before first use and after each washing.
- Begin with dry, clean wool (the mattress protectors are machine washable at wool program with a detergent for wool).
- Draw a pan/bucket/sink of lukewarm water. Hot water will felt and shrink wool.
- Take a separate cup of very hot water, add a teaspoon (or 2-3 teaspoons for larger sizes) of pure lanolin. Stir to dissolve. Dissolving well is very important to avoid sticky spots on the wool.
- Once well dissolved add to the sink of lukewarm water and mix well.
- Add your wool, soaking it through with the lukewarm, lanolin-rich bath. Let sit for a minimum of 3 hours to overnight.
- When it is time to dry the protector gently squeeze the fabric. Hang it and let it dry.
GOOD TO KNOW
- These are handmade items. Please, allow some deviation in dimensions. Deviation in a dimension greater than 5% can be considered a mistake.
- All wool-filled items are subject to some degree of compression. They are softer initially and compress and dense up within the first couple of months of use.
- Wool fibers are in various natural colors and have the natural odor of sheep, which will be gone in a couple of weeks.
- Wool-filled items are intentionally overstuffed and equipped with a zipper, so you can adjust the fill volume to the height and firmness you find most comfortable.
- Wool-filled mattresses perform best on solid flat surfaces and slatted frames with no more than 2″ distance between the slats so the mattress doesn’t sag in the openings.
- All fabrics are free of chemical finishes and finishing, so they are not stain resistant and do wrinkle with washing.
- Tufting and quilting are NOT decorative; the thread goes through the whole item.
- Tufting is a structural part of the wool-filled item. It is intended to keep the wool filling in place. If you want to remove the wool filling to machine wash the cover, you need to snip all tufts and re-sew them after – it is easier than sewing a button, or you may return it to our shop. We include in the package a needle and thread with all tufted items.
OUR PRODUCTS ARE ALL NATURAL, BIODEGRADABLE, RECYCLABLE, HYPOALLERGENIC, ANTI FUNGAL, ANTIBACTERIAL, UNBLEACHED, LONG LASTING, BREATHABLE , DUST MITE FREE, made in a CHEMICAL & SCENT FREE FACILITY and contain:
– NO fire retardant chemicals
– NO carbonized wool
– NO dyes
– NO synthetic fibers
– NO plastics
– NO vinyl