Women’s Wool Jumpers: Ways to Keep Them Soft and Cosy

Wool is a type of fabric that has been used since ancient times. It’s known for its unmatched insulating and temperature-regulating properties. It’s also known for its odour-resistant and moisture-wicking properties meaning that in case you sweat, your skin will stay dry while the jumper won’t obtain any odour or bacteria growth due to sweat. 

This natural fabric is perfect for being used by both adults and children and even by newborns. The most common misconception about clothes made from this fabric is that they are thick and only meant to be worn in winter. You can wear woollen garments even in summer because of their thermo-insulating and temperature-regulating properties. 

That said, you can choose from long-sleeved, short-sleeved and sleeveless jumpers for women, depending on the season. The choice of premium women wool jumpers is huge, so you can easily pick a few of them and match them with any of your outfits, even if they are casual and streetwear inspired.

How to Care for Wool Jumpers?

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Washing and Drying Wool Garments

First things first, you should know that your stunning women wool jumpers shouldn’t be washed that often. This may sound strange to a great number of you, however, this is the truth because wool is a material with moisture-wicking properties that can somehow clean on its own. The only thing you’ll need to do is to let them air by laying flat on a bed or towel for several hours. 

Washing them is possible of course, you just don’t need to do it as often as with other clothing pieces. The less you wash them, the better! For those times when you need to wash, remember that you should do it by hand or in your washing machine if it has a ‘wool’ cycle. Otherwise, you risk destroying all your jumpers and other woollen garments. When washing them by hand, just put your wool jumpers for ladies in a bowl with cold water mixed with one drop of wool washing liquid. 

Leave them a bit and then rinse them a couple of times with your hands. When done, lay them flat on a towel and leave them to dry. To speed up the process, you can hang them, but make sure they are not too wet, otherwise they will lose their shape. By any means avoid washing them on a regular cycle or taking them to traditional dry cleaning. It would be better if you just wash them by hand with any liquid detergent you have at home than doing anything else.

Storing Wool Garments

Women's Zip Jacket - 100% Organic Wool Fleece - Atlantic
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During the change of seasons when you need to swap the long-sleeved wool jumpers with short-sleeved ones and vice versa, you should know how to properly store the ones you won’t use at the moment. Ideally, you should fold them in drawers or hang them in your wardrobe. Just keep in mind to avoid wooden/plastic hangers, and use ones that have padding to avoid stretching and misshaping.

When storing away woollen garments, you should also protect them from moths because moths love wool, so seeing holes in your favourite woollen jumper won’t be strange if you haven’t protected it well. Ideally, you should use cedar wood balls or buy special moth-proof garment bags where you can hang all of your woollen garments and keep them well-protected.

Do Wool Jumpers Last?

Everyday Cardigan - Alpaca/Merino - French Navy
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Wool sweaters, jumpers and any other clothing made of wool can last you for years if you take good care of them. Even if you find a hole in them, you can have peace of mind that any reliable and trusted manufacturer can fix the hole and make it disappear.

How to Remove Stains From Wool?

Women's Fleece Vest - 100% Wool - Camel
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  • To remove stains from alcohol, just mix equal parts of warm water and rubbing alcohol and gently dab the stain with a clean cloth or sponge.
  • To remove stains from food like eggs and milk, just dab the stain with white spirit after which you can soak the garment in diluted white vinegar for a certain amount of time.
  • To remove any blood stains, dab the stain with undiluted white vinegar and immediately dab it with cold water.
  • For greasy stains, you should first try removing them by dabbing them with white spirit. For stubborn stains, use a special grease-removing product, just make sure it’s safe to use on wool.
  • To remove stains from fruit and red wine, just apply a mild soap on the garment. You can also clean it by dabbing it with rubbing alcohol.
  • To remove any makeup stains from it, soak it in turpentine or use a spot cleaning spray that can be used on woollen items as well. After cleaning it with these products, rinsing the garment is paramount. Just make sure to follow the drying rules to keep it in the proper shape.