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Washing and care of your
COLD WASH / AIR DRY:
Turn garments inside out, machine wash in cold water and air dry (and we don't mean the setting on your dryer). This will help to protect the life of the ENDURACOOL fibre and the shape of your thir band. Taking care of bright colours
TO CARE FOR YOUR BRIGHT COLOURED THIRBANDS, WE SUGGEST THAT YOU:
Wash bright colours alone before you wear them wash according to care instructions (above) continue washing bright coloured gear with similar colours when wet, keep bright colours away from other fabrics
OTHER TIPS TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR THIRBAND:
Wash your THIRbands with other synthetic fabrics (e.g., endrocool,lycra, ) and avoid anything abrasive, such as denim or garments with Velcro® or zippers. These can be harmful, especially in a repetitive motion like in a washer and dryer
AVIOD MIXING THIRBANDS WITH COTTON:
Wash your THIRband separate from your hoodies and towels. We know that cotton fluff (especially from towels) gets as attached to THIRbands.
THIRBANDS AND FABRIC SOFTENER - DONT MIX:
Avoid using fabric softener because it coats the technical fabric and inhibits its wicking capabilities. The fabric softener clogs the pores of the technical fabrics, so it makes the fabric not wick away sweat as well. Wash your THIR items again ( without the fabric softener ) and they should return to their normal wicking level as the softener is washed away.
LIMIT YOUR DETERGENT:
Use the least amount of detergent possible to clean it effectively (leftover detergent may inhibit the water-repellency).
Proper care prolongs the life of your product and promotes sustainability
One of the great qualities of wool is that it repels dirt and requires fewer washes which is easy and great for the environment. It's easy to wash and (surprisingly) it doesn't take much time to dry if there's enough sunshine. Air out your product instead when needed.
Hand wash only
Handwash separately in cold water or dry clean only. Do not bleach. Warm iron only. Practically self-cleaning …. Add wool detergent to cold water and let your product soak for about 10 minutes without working it. Rinse with clean, cold water and press the water out of the product without twisting or pulling. Lay out flat for drying.
Resize your product
Woollen products will stretch and conform to your body with use. If your product is:
Too small – dampen and stretch carefully
Too large – hand wash and dry flat to desired measurements.
Woollen products will naturally pill with use. Carefully cut away by hand or use a de-pilling machine. Compress the fibres after de-pilling by ironing on low. Pilling is not a sign that your product is worn out.
HOW TO CARE
HOW WE BEGAN
Try spot cleaning instead of putting it through the machine, but if you need to do a full wash consider turning your merino inside out first. Machine-wash on gentle cycle in warm or cool water (avoid hot water as heat may shrink wool). no bleach or fabric softener (bleach destroys the Merino wool fibres, and fabric softener coats those fibres—reducing their ability to naturally manage moisture and regulate body temperature
Use mild soap, or liquid dishwashing detergent with a pH level below 7. If you use powdered laundry detergent that requires warm water to dissolve, let the water cool before adding your merino. Let the garment soak in the basin or gently swish the garment, but don’t agitate, twist or rub it. After soaking, rinse with fresh water until the water runs clear. Gently squeeze excess water from the garment.
we recommend line drying to reduce your environmental impact and further extend the life of each product. Line dry your clothing whenever possible. Turn bright or dark items inside out to reduce fading. Dry your wool scullies by laying them flat (hanging wet wool hats may distort the shape) on a dry towel and stretching it to the correct size and shape before drying.
You can remove stains from merino by spot-washing with a natural stain remover like vinegar or lemon juice. (Test in an inconspicuous place first).
To get grease out of a favourite merino, dampen the stain and treat the stain with a grease-cutting dishwashing detergent. Launder as usual. You can also make a paste of powdered laundry detergent and water. Rub the paste on the stain, let it sit for 30 minutes, and wash as directed. Do not use denatured alcohol and isopropyl alcohol on wool.
To get gum or sap out of a garment, you can remove it by freezing it until it hardens with some ice, then use a dull butter knife to scrape off as much as you can. Next, soak the garment in a water/white-vinegar solution, and then wash with warm soapy water.
Gently wipe the cap with a soft cloth to remove dirt