It’s important to use a special detergent to maintain your wool and silk, as the formula protects the natural fibres of your textiles.
If you use an everyday laundry detergent, the enzymes do not differentiate between protein stains and protein molecules of the sensitive fibres of wool and silk and could therefore damage them.
With the right programme and the right detergent, it’s safe to wash wool and silk garments in the machine.
Delicate items of clothing that used to have to go to the dry cleaners can now sometimes be washed at home.
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Choose products that have the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning logo on their label, this indicates that you are choosing a product that meets strict sustainability criteria.
Sort your laundry according to colour. Keep dark or deep colours separate from whites and light colours.
Sort your laundry according to colour. Keep dark colours from light colours and separate wool and silk as these fibres need a special detergent.
Some products are specifically designed for hand-washing delicate or lightly soiled items. Do not use these products in your machine as you will get too much foam.
It is possible to use a machine-wash detergent for hand-washes. Follow dosing instructions carefully.
Follow the instructions for hand-washing wool items or choose the wool programme on your washing machine, if the garment’s care label indicates you can.
Where available, use compact or concentrated products, as they allow you to dose less, which saves product and reduces packaging waste.
Do not fill the machine to more than half with special care items and reduce the spin speed. Read the instruction manual for your machine.