weren't for cashmere sweaters and ultra-cute pom-pom beanies, surviving the
harsh winter would be an impossible feat. Think a pricey trip to the
dry-cleaner is the only way to care for cold weather favorites? No, says The
Laundress. With their bestselling product, the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, you
can hand-wash woolens at home. Read on to find out how, and then enter the contest below to WIN everything you need to repeat this process at home!
care labels that advise "dry clean only," wool and cashmere can and SHOULD be
washed! The Laundress co-founders Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd share their expert How-Tos on safely, yet effectively, cleaning
woolens. It's less expensive, eco-friendly, and the results are awe-inducing!
1 | PRETREAT
Pretreat target areas like underarms,
collars, and cuffs with a stain remover. For set-in stains, soak in cool/tepid
water for up to 30 minutes.
2 | HAND WASH
is the safest way to care for woolens. Fill a basin or sink with cool/tepid
water and add one squirt of The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo. Turn the
item inside out and submerge. Gently stir the water and soak for up to 30
minutes. Note: If you see color in the water,
don't panic. This is normal and it is simply the dye's fabric releasing color.
Your item will not appear faded.
3 | RINSE
Run lukewarm water through the item until the rinse water is no longer soapy. Press out excess water.
4 | DRY
Lay item flat in its natural shape
on a drying rack or towel. Never put woolens in the dryer!
to clean green with this newly acquired knowledge? The Laundress has partnered
with Refinery29 to give away $500 toward the brand's eco-friendly line of
detergent, fabric care, and home cleaning products! Simply enter your email
below for your chance to win.