Brush your garments frequently with a soft but
firm bristled brush to remove the dust that collects between the
Hang your clothes where they can breathe, after
wearing. Wool needs air to help it spring back into shape.
Give your wool garments a 3 day rest after wearings.
This will help them shed wrinkles and allow the garment to regain
its original shape. This rest will help avoid dry cleaning and
keep your garment feeling new much longer.
Store your clothing carefully. Suit jackets should
be hung on good hangers that support the shoulders well and allow
the jacket to drape without any creases. Do not squash your clothing
in your closet, give it breathing room and don't enclose your
wool garments in bags that do not breathe. You may cover the shoulders
with a plastic covering, where most dust accumulates, but ensure
the garment can breate.
Gently spot clean any small stains with a little
warm water or touch of gentle soap on a wet wash cloth. Blot the
soap out with the same wash cloth always using very minimal gentle
action. You may use a spot cleaning agent but ensure the insructions
recommend its use on your type of fabric as well as the stain
in question. Always test a spot remover on a piece of the fabric
which is not in a visible location.
While it is important to professionally dry-clean
your wool garments when needed, do not overdo it or substitute
a dry-cleaning when a pressing will serve your needs. Dry-cleaning
will age your garment over time and can if overdone, break down
the fusing used in most of today's suits. Improper dry-cleaning
can shrink a garment or parts of it, can discolour or dissolve
fibres and can render your garments dirtier rather than cleaner.
Be careful to choose a reputable dry cleaner and clean only when
necessary. Bring your clothing to the dry cleaner the night before
and request that your clothes be cleaned in the first load the
following morning. This will ensure that cold dry-cleaning solvent
will be used which will reduce the risks of dry-cleaning.