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It is important to know that woollen fibres are especially sensitive towards high
temperatures and sudden changes in water temperature
Natural wool fibres are self-cleaning materials, so airing your HOLMM. wool garments is often enough to give them a fresh start.
Washing is hard on your garments and also on the environment. Water waste is not only relevant in the production process, but also for the consumer. To minimise waste and to maintain the longevity of your HOLMM. garment we suggest washing only when needed. We recommend a gentle wash 30-degrees wool programme for our wool knits It is important to know that woollen fibres are especially sensitive towards high temperatures and sudden changes in water temperature. If your washing machine has a gentle wool cycle, this is preferable to washing your HOLMM. items by hand. Machines keep a stabile temperature, the garment is not soaked and a very light spinning that is part of the wash cycle helps remove excess water. All of which is a gentler and more consistent way of cleaning our garments than by hand. We recommend a gentle wash 30-degrees wool programme for our wool knits and 40 degrees maximum for our cotton products.
For garments that need a delicate wash, we recommend using a designated delicate or wool detergent soap. Never use biological/enzyme based detergents, softeners, bleach or soap containing bleach.
Avoid putting any of your HOLMM. items in a dryer. High temperatures, from a dryer or even an iron, will damage the natural properties of the fibres and wear out your HOLMM. garments before their time. For the best results, simply let your HOLMM. products air dry. This will also save on energy consumption.
Pilling is something we all experience on our soft woolen knits. The structure of these long-haired fibres literally rub-up against each other at a microscopic level, it is the overlapping of the cuticles which causes the pilling. These little bobbles can easily be removed with a cashmere comb or gently loosened by hand, making your HOLMM. knit as good as new.
Take care of your garments as much as we have done when creating them for you. We recommend folding your knits when they are not in use. Hanging your knitwear will deform and stretch the shoulders, particularly with the added weight of chunky knits which will elongate over time when hung up. After washing never wring out or twist your knits, only gently roll them in a towel to remove excess water. Always lay your knitwear flat to dry, using a towel underneath will minimise marking from your drying rack. This is our suggestion to preserve the longevity of your HOLMM. knitwear.
To ensure your knitwear stays in pristine condition, be sure to air and wear it regularly. If you have not worn your knits for a while unfold them and give them a shake, don’t leave them at the back of your cupboard to allow moths to move in and feast on your favourite knits. If you are storing some of your knitwear for the summer months always clean them first. Moths prefer the softest and finest natural fibers, and a little bit of spilt food makes them all the more tasty. Once cleaned, pack your knits away in an airtight container with the addition of natural moth repellents such as dried lavender or cedar wood. This simple routine will keep your knitwear safe throughout the seasons.