What is Boiled Wool ?
Boiled wool is sheep wool, which is shrunk, in very hot water. Once it goes through the shrinking process it gets a felt like consistency, which makes the wool soft, warm and lightweight.
That happens due to the fact that when wool is boiled, thousands of tiny air bubbles are trapped in the material. They form an entirely natural barrier against hot and cold temperatures, producing a unique, natural feeling of snugness.
Boiled wool is also more wind resistant, lighter in weight and not itchy like regular wool.
How to wash for your Boiled Wool Scarf ?
A lot of our customers ask us how they can clean the scarves without damaging the natural fibers, Since Boiled wool is a purely natural product; it should be cleaned very gently. The natural wax in wool, lanolin, envelops every single wool fiber, protecting them against dirt and harsh environments. This natural protection is what makes all woolen products so easy to care for.
If your scarf gets slightly dirty, it is fine to simply shake or brush it out very carefully.
If your scarf does need washing, then we recommend that you hand wash or dry clean only. If you prefer to hand wash then it is best to clean it gently and use a mild wool-washing detergent this will help the scarf maintain its natural colors and not Pill.
When washing boiled wool, do not wring, squeeze or rub the fabric. Simply press it out gently and only leave it in the water for a short time. To dry the scarf, spread it out flat on a terry towel and dry flat. Never put it in a dryer.