Everything we make is intended to wear beautifully and last a long time. All it takes is a little bit of extra care.

Firstly a note not usually included in care instructions: beware of cats! Cats love knitting and will try and sleep on your garments, either in their shelves, or while they're drying. The sleeping won't do much harm, but the kneading beforehand will!

Caring for your cotton pieces

Cotton is resilient and, with the proper care, will stay beautiful for years.

Always store your garments flat, rather than on hangers, to keep their shape. Hand wash, or wash on a gentle machine cycle, using a suitable detergent and a laundry bag. Never wring or rub.

Reshape while damp and allow to dry flat. Once dry, a steam iron can be hovered over the piece, or it can be ironed very lightly. Don't press: it will flatten the structure of the knitted fabric.

If you wear your garment often you may, as with all natural fibres, see a bit of pilling. This affects only the surface: carefully remove the little bobbles with a fabric shaver or even a new disposable razor, and your garment will be as good as new.

Caring for your merino wool pieces

Merino, too, will stay beautiful for years with the proper care. Given its natural anti-bacterial and odour resistant properties, don't overdo the washing! :-)

Always store your garments flat, rather than on hangers, to keep their shape. Hand wash, or wash on a gentle machine cycle, using a suitable detergent and a laundry bag. Never wring or rub.

Reshape your garment / accessory while damp and allow to dry flat in the shade. Once dry, a steam iron can be hovered over it to fluff up the fibres.

If you wear your garment often you may, as with all natural fibres, see a bit of pilling. This affects only the surface: carefully remove the little bobbles with a fabric shaver or even a new, sharp disposable razor, and your garment will be as good as new.

Caring for linen

Every linen garment we sell has been pre-washed. You can wash it by hand, of course, but it's also perfectly fine to put in in the washing machine, on a gentle cycle. Never rub or wring. Allow to dry flat, and also store flat.

Linen is a bit like leather or denim in the sense that it "wears in" beautifully, softening each time it's used or washed.

Caring for silk

The organic silk yarn we use is pretty robust, but officially we recommend that, If you have one of our silk pieces, you wash it by hand. As for other knitwear, allow it to dry flat, and always store flat.

Caring for pieces with multiple fibres

Occasionally we make things that contain more than one fibre. If you know what they are, follow the appropriate instructions; if they contain both wool and cotton, follow the instructions for wool.

If you are in any doubt, write to us at chat@wrapt.co.za, or simply go for caution: hand wash without wringing or agitating and dry flat.