Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How to Care Wool Scarves and Shawls

Wool is a wonderful fabric to keep you warm in the winter and provide a lightweight natural fabric for spring and fall. A fine, lightweight wool is also a great fabric for cool summer evenings near the ocean or lake. Wool is an expensive fabric and you will want to wear favorite items more than one season.

How to Care Wool Scarves and Shawls

The key to keeping wool in good shape year after year is to take the items to a quality dry cleaner. Many times cleaners will delay in changing cleaning fluid and this creates a chemical smell on wool garments. It is best to avoid these establishments.

Some wool is designed to be washable. When cleaning washable wool, use an appropriate mild detergent designed for wool. Do not hang the item on a hanger where the edges of the hanger can distort the wool. Place the wool item on a flat surface.

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