Cashmere and Wool Care

Gently Handwash
We recommend you gently wash your cashmere or wool after it has been worn several times.
Wool is naturally breathable and doesn't need constant washing.
Wear and then let it breathe and air.

Hand wash your knitwear at 30℃ with a mild detergent like our Cashmere and Wool Wash by Clothes Doctor, or a similar mild detergent. Squeeze gently and try not to rub or wring, rinse thoroughly.

Reshaping while damp, dry flat and out of direct sunlight. We recommend folding your knitwear and storing in one of our Care Bags as it will prevent stretching if hung on a hanger.

Pilling (NOR: Nupping)
All fabrics pill to some extent, but the primary causes are due to the physical characteristic manufacturing process, the habits of the wearer and how the garment is maintained. It´s important to wash and care for your knitwear to reduce the risk.

What is Pilling?
A pill, or as it´s more commonly referred to, bobble or fuzzball, is a small ball of fibre that forms on knitted fabric when groups of short or broken fibres become tangled together in a tiny knot or ball. They form as a result of rubbing or abrasion.
The textile industry divides pilling into four stages:
Fuzz formation - Entanglement - Growth - Wear-off

Why do jumpers pill?
Longer fibres in fabric will pill less than short fibres, partly because there are fewer loose ends to the fibres and, to some extent, being longer, it will take more time for the fibres to work themselves together. The higher the twist, the denser and firmer the yarn will be.
Pilling normally happens on part of clothing that see the most wear and tear on a daily basis. So, for example, under the arms and elbows or weather your knitwear rubs against another layer of fabric such as a rough inside of a jacket or shoulder strap of a bag. It can also happen if the garment is constantly in contact with another surface such as an office desk, which can cause abrasion.
The manufacturers we use here at House of Scotland do everything to minimise pilling - high quality yarns, perfect tension in production, special attention to washing and reduced chemicals. For this reason, our sweater will pill less than normal naturally, however it might lightly pill if it rubs against something.

How do you avoid pilling?
There are a number of ways to minimise pilling:
1: If the wash care label says that you can machine wash your jumper, turn the jumper inside out, or use a laundry bag, to reduce friction. Do not machine wash your jumper on it´s own, add wool garments or a towel. Only use a minimum quantity of a mild or specific wool detergent on a gentle cycle and don´t mix your delicates with more robust garments. Also remember to fasten any buttons or zips.
2: Avoid using fabric softeners.
3: A gentler option is hand wash your knitwear, inside out and mild detergent.
4: Dry your jumper flat or on a drying rack - Do Not Tumble Dry.
5: Avoid over-washing your jumpers. Wool jumpers don´t have to be washed as often as synthetic fibers. Rest your jumper between wears.
6: Store your knitwear with care, folded in a drawer, garment bag, or on a shelf in your wardrobe.
7: Consider what type of jacket or coat you wear over delicate knits. An unlined coat or rough denim jacket will be very abrasive against your soft yarn.

How to remove bubbles off jumpers
If pilling does happen, purchase a knitwear de-pilling comb or a clothes brush which you gently drag across the surface, laying it flat, to remove bubbles off jumpers. We do not recommend electric fabric shavers as they will ruin the garment over time.