Merino wool is primarily sought after for the quality of its fibers. They does not sting. It is perfect to face winter since it has thermoregulatory properties and its scaly surface has anti-bacterial properties capable of neutralizing odors. The keratin present in merino wool destroys the bacteria usually responsible for bad odors: it is therefore a wool that requires little washing. By letting your sweater air out after each intense use, you will eliminate all unpleasant odors and delay washing. When the time comes to wash your sweater, here are the 5 golden rules to follow:
- Turn your sweater inside out in the washing machine to avoid damaging the fibers. You can put it in a laundry net to preserve the fibers even more.
- Choose a special detergent for wool and use a low dose of detergent.
- Choose the right washing program for wool (cold wash, short cycle and low spinning)
- Dry flat (and not on a hanger, as this could deform the garment)
- Iron with steam at low temperature.