At White Stuff we love natural fibres as they give a
luxurious feel to our knits. Some maintenance is needed to help
keep the appearance and softness, but caring for your knits
needn't be difficult; follow these tips and you'll be fine...

The friction of wear causes tiny
bobbles of fluff to form on knitted
garments; this 'pilling' is quite
normal and does not necessarily
indicate poor quality.
Regular washing will help to
prevent bobbly garments.

We recommend de-pilling
knitwear before washing using a
pilling comb or electric de-fuzzer.
Glide it, gently but firmly, over
the affected area to remove the
pill bobbles. Once they are all
removed, wash it as instructed.

After a few washes you should
find the bobbles disappear if
you continue to carefully wash
your knitwear regularly.

Shedding may occur the first few
times you wear a garment. This is
due to the fine hairs in luxury yarns
such as angora, alpaca and
cashmere. To prevent excess
shedding, use a lint brush or roller
to frequently remove excess hair
from your garment.

• Always follow the care label for washing instructions
• Remember to use a mild/non-biological detergent
– biological detergents will break down the fibres
• Treat stains with liquid detergent, never rub as
this will encourage pilling

• Re-shape the garment whilst damp, taking special
care as wet knitwear fibres can stretch out of shape
• Dry flat, away from sunlight or direct heat sources
• Never tumble dry knitwear
• Once dry, press lightly on the reverse side with a cool iron

• Following the general washing instructions
• Ensure you select the correct setting on your
machine as stated on the care label. Always follow
the correct temperature to ensure your garment
• keeps its shape and appearance
• Remove from the washing machine immediately
after the washing cycle has ended

• Following the general washing instructions
• Wash in cool water with a mild/non-biological detergent
- biological detergents will break down the fibres. Never
soak wool as this may cause your knitwear to shrink
• Gently squish the water through the fabric, do not
rub, wring or stretch the garment
• Rinse thoroughly in clean cool water using the same
squishing action until the water is clear
• Gently squeeze out excess water (alternatively using
the shortest, most delicate spin, in the washing
machine), taking care not to stretch your garment

We know it’s a pain, so we try not to use ‘dry cleaning only’
care instructions in our garments unless it’s
absolutely necessary, but occasionally some garments
just can’t be cleaned any other way. This may be due
to the size of the garment or the type of knit structure.

Always store clean garments in cool, dry places. Moths
aren't so much attracted to the fibre, but to the food,
dirt, perspiration or body oils (mmm) on a garment.

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