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Wool - wash and care

How to wash wool products

How to take care of Ruskovilla’s merino wool products

Below we tell general wash and care instructions. Always check in instructions on the size label as well as on the product packaging in order to take care of your product properly.

Over millennia sheep living in diverse environments have been in charge of wool’s product development. Originating from Argentina and Uruguay our mulesing-free certified organic merino wool is very smooth and therefore an ideal underwear material. Our merino wool fleece is made out of this very same material.


Our products don’t contain any harmful finishes and no washing is required before first use. Greasiness and curly structure are some of wool’s basic qualities due to which it also repels dirt, odors and moisture. Therefore, the primary cleaning method for wool is airing it away from direct sunlight or rain and away from any heat source. Especially little bit of moisture is good for wool so airing it in the bathroom after shower or outside after rain is recommended. If this is not enough to remove dirt and smells, or the item has been worn regularly a longer period of time, it’s time to wash the wool product.

Wool can be washed either by hand or using a 30°C hand or wool wash program with a very gentle spin. We recommend Sonett’s conditioning wool and silk washing liquid and Sonett’s gall soap for stain removal. Do not use any synthetic washing detergents containing bleach or enzymes as they wash away wool fat and make wool fibers brittle.

Wool items can’t be tumble dried. After hand washing any extra water can be removed by example rolling the wool item inside a thick terrycloth towel. Do not twist as stretched when wet wool loses its shape. Carefully smooth into shape when moist and dry flat away from direct sunlight or heat source.

If a conditioning wool and silk washing liquid containing olive and rapeseed oils is already in use a separate lanolin treatment is only needed for wool nappy pants. 


Our wool products have not been treated with moth repellents which unfortunately makes them vulnerable to clothes moth and beetle damage. When your wool products are not in daily use, they should be stored in an airtight plastic bag away from direct sunlight. We also sell red cedar rings and moth traps that are a safe and natural way of protecting clothes.

Using a coat hanger as a long-term storage causes wool to stretch out so the primary storing method should be folding. Rubbing can cause some pilling that can be carefully removed using a wool comb or battery-operated lint remover while tightly stretching out the fabric over an ironing board or similar hard surface. An ample use of lint remover can cause thinning and embrittlement of the wool knit and should be therefore done only when necessary.  

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