Knitwear can be worn several times before washing. Airing between seasonal washing will ensure vitality and longevity of your Mo Reen pieces.
// Air refresh in a dry, airy place outdoor away from direct sunlight.
// Bring your garment into the bathroom when showering, as steam will start a natural cleaning process of the natural fibres. While the fabric is warm and moist, use the hands to gently smooth and reshape the garment.
// Rotate knitwear in the closet throughout the week, to freshen the knits and allow them to breathe.
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Minimal washing is essential to longevity.
// Check and follow instructions on the care label.
// Wash knitwear inside out.
// Use a detergent that is specifically made for your garment’s fibre composition such as wool wash with lanolin to soften wool fibres and keep the garment water resistant. For silk, cotton or other fibres, use a gentle laundry detergent. To preserve the vitality, choose a natural and mild enzyme-free detergent with a low PH value.
// Machine wash: Use a gentle cycle and cool setting to avoid shrinkage and shape deformation. For extra care, use a mesh washing bag (avoid zippers or buttons) to protect the knitwear during machine washing.
// Hand wash: Fill a basin with water (max 30 degrees) and add your favorite detergent. Place knitwear gently into the basin and soak for 15-20 minutes. Rinse the knit in clean cold water once or twice to remove residual detergent. Carefully press or squeeze to remove excess water. Do not twist the knit.
// Spot cleaning: Clean stains quickly to avoid them setting. Simply pat the area with a soft, moist cloth. If the garment is very soiled, gently add some mild soapy water. Press excess water from the garment but avoid rubbing. Lay flat to dry.
// Woollen knitwear may in special cases need to be disinfected to remove unwanted bacteria. Carefully cook the woollen knitwear in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes. Do not stir. Carefully remove and lay flat to dry. The boiling will kill bacteria, but will not remove stains and odours. This requires washing with wool wash detergent.
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To maintain the original shape and size of your knitwear, always dry immediately after washing.
// Lay the knitwear flat on a rubber surface or on a towel.
// Stretch the garment gently to obtain desired shape and size.
// Avoid hanging wet knitwear, to preserve the garment’s shape.
// Do not use a tumble dryer as this is likely to cause shrinkage, fibre damage and distortion.
Pack and store your knitwear when not wearing it for an extended period. Knitwear should be folded and generally not be hung on classic clothes hangers, as this can stretch the garment.
//Always wash knitwear before storage, to remove residual dirt that can damage fibres and attract fibre lovers like moths during storage.
// Fold clean knitwear carefully and store in a dark and dry place, preferably in a bag or box that is not airtight but cannot be accessed by pests.
// Add cedar wood blocks to protect natural fibres from moths and critters. Make sure to wrap the blocks to avoid the natural wood oils staining your knitwear.