care guide

Alpaca Care:

If you can bear to be parted from your socks and sweaters for 24 hours this is how to wash them.

We have found that alpaca socks wash beautifully and there is no shrinkage at all, ever. We have socks that have been worn and washed for five years 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.

  • Wash on a 30/40°C wool cycle.
  • Can be washed gently by hand in tepid water with a short spin.
  • Wash dark colours separately.
  • Reshape while damp.
  • Do not bleach.
  • Dry naturally - they do take 24 hours to air dry properly.
  • Do not dry on 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.
  • Wash on wool cycle only in the machine up to30/40°C.
  • 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 steam ironed (that's what we've been told!)
  • With the loose weave scarf take care not to snag it - they are delicate.