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Alpaca Care:

If you can bear to be parted from your socks and sweaters for 24 hours this is how to wash them. You can easily wear your alpaca socks for a week before you need to wash them.

Alpaca socks wash beautifully and there is no shrinkage at all, ever. We have socks that have been worn and washed for five years plus and they are still perfect.

It is not heat that will ruin your alpaca goods but agitation,  this is why it is imperative to do them on a wool cycle only in your machine. No other wash programme washes in the way that a wool programme washes - these socks are the finest grade of wool fibre there is - finer than Mongolian cashmere.

  • Machine Wash on a 30/40°C WOOL CYCLE ONLY.
  • Can be washed gently by hand in tepid water with a short spin. No rubbing!
  • Do not use biological liquid or powder, use Wool or Cashmere detergent.
  • Wash dark colours separately.
  • Wash similar colours together ie pale colours, bright colours
  • Reshape while damp.
  • Do not bleach.
  • Dry naturally - they do take 24 hours to air dry properly.
  • Do not dry on or near direct heat such as a radiator or Aga.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Wash in a net bag or pillow case.
  • Can be ironed

Cashmere Care.

  • Machine Wash on wool cycle only in the machine up to 30/40°C.
  • Do not use biological liquid or powder, use Wool or Cashmere detergent.
  • Wash inside a pillow case or net bag to reduce agitation.
  • Wash dark colours separately.
  • Can be hand washed in tepid water with a very short spin.
  • Do not bleach.
  • Reshape while damp.
  • Dry flat naturally, not near direct heat.
  • Can be ironed.
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