T’is the season to be jolly and for your wardrobes to be packed with Christmas sweaters! After all, it wouldn’t feel the same without them – they set the tone and are great for those family pictures. However, not looking after your sweaters can ruin the most wonderful time of the year. To spread the festive cheer, we’ll guide you on how to care for your Christmas sweaters!
Read The Care Label
To avoid any laundry mistakes, shrinkage or material being ruined, it’s best to read the label for the best care for your Christmas sweaters. The label should say what type of cycle/settings to use on your washing machine.
If you don’t come across a label, we do recommend washing it depending on the material it is made from.
Wool Christmas Sweaters
Many Christmas sweaters are made of wool so they should be washed on the wool cycle in your washing machine with low-temperature settings. The great thing about wool, as a material, is that it’s an antibacterial material so you won’t need to wash it regularly.
We strongly advise against putting your wool garment in the tumble dryer because it doesn’t react well to heat.
Cashmere Christmas Sweaters
Cashmere is no different to wool when it comes to caring instructions. It should be washed on low-temperature settings on the washing machine. To maintain their softness, it’s best to turn the cashmere sweaters inside out before putting them in the washing machine. Much like wool, it should never be tumble dried.
Washing your cashmere sweaters by hand, in warm water, is also another option you can take when caring for your cashmere sweaters.
Furthermore, we do recommend using steam iron for the best results as opposed to ironing. This is because ironing can ruin the texture of the sweaters and your sweater may look slightly out of shape.
We hope this guide has given you great insights on how to properly care for your Christmas sweaters!
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, especially with a well-cleaned and stain-free Christmas sweater!
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