Recommendations for the care of knitwear


WASHING

1. Wash the knitwear separately from other things so that the wool hairs do not move to other clothes.

2. Before washing, turn the item inside out.

3. Do not use detergents that contain bleach, additives, colored granules, alkalis and their compounds. It is better to use special detergents for knitwear. Modern phosphate-free powders, shampoos and conditioners for washing wool and silk carefully handle the fibers, wrapping them in a thin protective layer. Things from this become more fluffy, less crumpled and better ironed.

4. It is desirable to wash any jersey by hand, gently squeezing. It is impossible to rub knitted cloths in any case!

5. To avoid shedding and loss of elasticity of the jersey, the water for soaking and washing should be the same temperature (not more than 30⁰), while the soaking time should be short (up to 30 minutes). Do not soak knitwear that contains yarn of several colors.

6. When machine washing, select the delicate mode.

7. Do not unscrew the jersey, but gently squeeze with your hands. Remove the remaining moisture by wrapping the knitted thing in a towel.

8. Dry the product by spreading it on a flat surface away from the heat source and giving it the desired shape.

9. Iron the product only upside down with a warm iron, without stretching. It is best to use an iron with a steam generator function so that the platform does not touch the jersey at all.

 

STORAGE

It is better to store knitwear in a folded form, not very dense stacks. On hangers products are pulled out and deformed.

Delicate knitwear (silk, cashmere) and knitwear embroidered with beads are transferred to paper for storage.

If you are preparing knitwear for seasonal storage, do not forget about moth repellents.

Wash and dry the jersey well before storing it.

 

DAMAGE

Occurrence of flaking (peeling) on knitwear is inevitable. This is due to the mechanical friction of the pile structure of the knitted fabric during wear. The easiest way to deal with peeling is to remember the damage of friction from belts, bags, hard inner elements of outerwear (sewn into the side seam tags with composition) and other mechanical effects. The hair should be removed with a special brush or peeling machine.

Never cut puffs! If the puff is small, it should be gently pulled out on the reverse side with a blunt needle. If the thread pulled the whole row, as well as in the case of more serious damage - the descent of the loop, holes, etc. - specialist help is needed. We provide our clients with paid services for the repair of 91LAB knitwear.