Merino wool by nature is self-cleaning and does NOT need to be washed as frequently as other fabrics. To refresh and reduce washing, turn garment inside-out and air often. Follow care instructions carefully to ensure you get the best possible wear from your garment.
Merino Wool Sleep Bags and Clothing
It is not necessary to wash your Woolino garments prior to use.
- Machine wash: Close zipper. Wash on Low, 100°F /40°C max
- If hand wash: Gently soak and squish in lukewarm water. Do not agitate or rub wool against wool
- Use wool or mild detergent - we recommend Kookaburra. Use minimal amount of detergent
- Do not soak or bleach
- Avoid fabric conditioners and softeners
- Sleeping bags can be tumble dried on No Heat or Air Dry setting. Hang to dry whenever possible. Keep away from direct sunlight or any direct heat source (radiator). Do not tumble dry blankets and clothing.
How to prevent pilling
Pilling is a natural process that is inherent in merino fabric due to the fact that merino is a staple fiber. The best way to avoid pilling is to wash a new merino wool product after the first couple of wears. The pilling will diminish over time as non-tenacious wool fibers work themselves free of the fabric and break away.
Please note that when washed, sheepskin products do not come out looking like new. We recommend only spot cleaning when possible. Sponge off small, lightly soiled areas and towel dry where necessary. Daily airing is recommended to keep the lambskin fresh.
- Use gentle or wool cycle (100°F max)
- Use wool detergent (we recommend Kookaburra). Do NOT use soap or washing powders containing enzymes or bleach. Do NOT use fabric softeners. Do NOT use common laundry detergents
- Gently stretch the product back into its original shape
- To dry, place the lambskin on a flat surface. Keep out of direct sunlight. Do NOT place on a radiator or in front of a convector or heater
- Fleece may be brushed lightly after washing to help restore their soft fluffy appearance
- Do NOT bleach
- Do NOT iron
Comforters and Pillows
We recommend using a duvet cover for the comforters and a pillowcase for the pillow. That way you only need to wash the duvet covers and pillowcases.
Spot clean when possible. Sponge-off small, lightly soiled areas and towel dry where necessary, or wash on Low (80°F) using a wool or mild detergent. Do NOT use soap or washing powders containing enzymes or bleach. Do NOT tumble dry. Dry-cleanable.
To freshen up the comforter, expose it to direct sunlight and fresh air for a couple of hours every few months.