Scanlan Wool doesn’t need special treatment like most of your other woollen clothing. Wear them lots, then machine wash them whenever needed.
How to care for your Scanlan Collective Merino Wool garment?
Wash your Merino on a gentle cycle in the washing machine, using a mild detergent. Don't use water hotter than 40°C (which is a bit warmer than your standard bath temperature). Don’t use fabric softener or bleach.
After machine-washing gently shake + reshape.
Merino wool dries quickly, perfect for busy families. Drip dry flat in shade as bright sunlight tends to fade the vibrancy of the colours.
Although Merino wool garments have natural resistance to wrinkles, the lighter jersey fabric may need a cool iron under a cloth!
Irrespective of which method you use to wash wool clothes, it is recommended that garments are turned inside out before washing wool. This will prolong the items ‘as new’ look + feel.
Merino wool fibres have a natural protective outer layer that helps prevent stains from being absorbed. And because Merino wool tends not to generate static, it attracts less dust + lint. To treat the stain yourself, the following provides some guidance. All safety precautions recommended by chemical suppliers should be followed.
When treating stains, it is important to ensure they are fully removed before ironing. The heat from ironing can make a stain permanent.
Blood: Remove excess blood immediately with a damp sponge, then gently dab the area using undiluted white vinegar followed by cold water.
Butter / Sauces: If a greasy mark forms, firstly scrape the surface of the stain with a spoon or knife to remove any excess oil. Then soak a lint free cloth in proprietary grease remover or white spirit + gently dab the area.
Chocolate: Dab gently around the edge of the stain with a cloth soaked in white spirit. Then mix alcohol + white vinegar in equal parts, soak a lint free cloth in the solution + lightly dab the stained area before pressing gently with an absorbent cloth.
Egg or milk: Dab gently with a lint free cloth soaked in white spirit. Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar.
Fruit/ Fruit Juice: Dab the stain with a mixture of surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol and water (3:1 ratio).
Grass: Apply soap very carefully (using a mild tablet soap or flakes) or dab gently with a lint free cloth soaked in surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol.
Ink: Dab gently with a lint free cloth soaked in white spirit. Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar or or rubbing alcohol.
Lipstick / make-up / shoe polish: Rub gently with a lint free cloth soaked in turpentine or spot cleaning spray or fluid. Rinse with mild soapy water.