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Protecting Your Wool Garments

If wool garments get wet, be sure to keep them away from heat to avoid shrinkage. Shrinkage is usually caused when a wet wool garment is exposed to agitation and heat causing each wool strand to pile up on each other and end up with a ‘felt’ or chaffed area on the garment.

Spots and stains should be removed as soon as possible from wool garments. Dry cleaning is the recommended cleaning process for wool, because it does not cause shrinkage or felting. Dry cleaning does not wear out wool garments, but failing to have these garments cleaned can actually damage them. Soil and dirt left in the fabric cause wear of the material.