We recently did an interview with founders of The Laundress – Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd. They make carefully-crafted laundry products for every different fabric and purpose packed in stylish bottles. If you missed the interview filled with great tips on caring for your wardrobe, read it here.
With the colder season approaching, we’re bring out our warm sweaters, cardigans, jackets and coats. If you’ve been sending them to the dry cleaners, stop because we have a better way for you to take care of your outer-wears especially those made of cashmere and wool so they are not exposed to harmful chemicals and can last for many seasons. Tips on how to properly wash and care for your cashmere and wool sweaters using laundry products from The Laundress.
If that’s not enough, some of The Laundress’ products, like their Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, are approved and certified by Woolmark, so you can trust in the care and quality of each product.
Washing Your Wool and Cashmere Sweaters
You obviously want your favourite sweater to remain soft despite several washes. To do this, make sure to wash wool and cashmere in cold water only. Hand-wash if possible but if you are using a machine, use a delicate or woollen cycle and place your sweater into a mesh bag. Forgo the dryer and lay flat instead to dry into a natural shape. You can try The Laundress’s Wool and Cashmere Shampoo that safely and effectively cleans while keeping yarns soft. For more tips, check this out.
Washing Your Wool Coats
Hand-washing is always the best and safest method for washing woollens. Using a squirt of The Laundress’s Wool & Cashmere Shampoo to fill a wash basin or sink along with cool water. Soak your coat inside for 30 minutes and rinse well by running cool water until the rinse water is no longer soapy. Don’t wring! Instead, press the water out. If you are using the machine, place your item into a mesh bag and wash using a delicate/woollen cycle. Make sure the water is cold. Whatever you do, don’t iron your coat. There are more tips here.
Try out the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo for yourself through our giveaway! We have 10 x Wool & Cashmere Fabric Care Set worth HK$350 for grabs. Each set contains one 16oz of Wool & Cashmere Shampoo in Cedar (HK$230) and one 4oz Wool & Cashmere Spray in Cedar (HK$120) that you can use to freshen items between wearing and washing.
All you have to do is:
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Competition entries closes 5pm, 14 Nov 2014. Winners will be contacted directly for prize redemption.