Everything we make is meant to wear beautifully and last a long time. They are all easy-care, making them light on you as well as on the planet.

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 might!

General knitwear care

Always store your garments flat, rather than on hangers, to keep their shape. When washing, avoid wringing or rubbing. In order to remove excess water, carefully roll the piece in a dry towel and squeeze.

Lay the garment flat to dry. Reshape while damp if necessary, to counter any distortion that may have happened in the wash.

Once dry, a steam iron can be hovered over the piece, or it can be ironed very lightly to fluff up the fibres. 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 sharp disposable razor, and your garment will be as good as new.

Caring for your cotton pieces

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

Hand wash, or wash on a gentle machine cycle, using a suitable detergent and a laundry bag. Follow the drying guidelines above.

Caring for your merino wool pieces

Merino wool is naturally anti-bacterial, as well as odour and stain resistant. Unless your garment is visibly dirty or stained, it really does not need washing.

Hand wash, or wash on a gentle machine cycle, using a suitable detergent and a laundry bag. Follow the drying guidelines above.

Caring for mohair blends

The mohair blends we use are pretty robust; there is no need to be intimidated by caring for the pieces.

As with merino wool, mohair is resistant to bacteria, odours and stains, meaning that cleaning is needed only when there is visible staining or grime.

Taking mohair to a reputable dry cleaner is a good option.

However, you can easily hand wash it in lukewarm water, using Woolite or a bit of your own shampoo. Gently agitate the water to lift dirt; never wring or rub.

As you lift the piece out of water, much of the excess water will stream out, making for easy handling. Squeeze gently if more water needs to be removed, then lay flat to dry, reshaping while damp.

Once dry, a steam iron can be hovered over the garment to fluff up the fibres; a vigorous shake will have the same effect.

Store flat.

 

Caring for fibre blends

 

Occasionally we make things that contain more than one fibre. The rule of thumb is to follow the instructions for the more delicate of the fibres.

Ask us

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.