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Tips to prevent pilling in wool sweaters

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In winter, wool sweaters are our best allies to combat the cold. However, they can often form lint, especially when you wear them for the first time. Don't worry!

How to remove lint from your wool sweater: tips and tricks

Why does your wool sweater shed lint?
Before removing lint, it is important to understand why it forms. Wool fibers tend to tangle and form tangles, which become lint when rubbed against other materials such as bags, coats, t-shirts, etc. It is a completely normal phenomenon due to friction and wear

Clean your wool sweater properly to avoid lint.
To avoid the formation of lint, it is important to clean your sweater correctly. It is best to opt for cleaning by hand, in cold water and with a natural soap. If you choose the washing machine, opt for a gentle cycle or the special wool and cashmere program of the washing machine, never at more than 30ºC. Be careful not to put too many clothes in the washing machine, as this will expose your sweater to chafing.
We advise you to use our No. 13 laundry soap for wool and silk. Formulated with organic olive oil and cold saponified, it nourishes the fibers and helps to undo the knots present in the fibers of your clothes.

Forget the dryer

Once your sweater is clean, do not put it in the dryer. Air drying and flat drying on a towel is the best solution to avoid fiber breakage.

Discover more tips for cleaning your wool and cashmere sweaters on our blog

Put your wool sweater in the freezer

Have you heard of the trick of putting your wool sweater in the freezer? It may work, but we recommend removing lint by hand by gently rolling it on itself as it appears. You can also use a wool comb or razor blade, but you need several passes and be careful not to damage the fabric. .

Using a wool comb or razor to get rid of pillsDoes it work?

For our part, we prefer to remove lint by hand, gently rolling it on itself as it appears. But you can also get rid of lint on your sweater with a wool comb or razor blade. It is a more or less effective option depending on the amount of lint since sometimes several passes are necessary, always in the direction of length, to eliminate all the knots. Keep in mind that your gesture must be very gentle to avoid cutting yourself or your jersey. Not to mention that over time, its “bulldozer” effect damages the fibers that give volume and thickness to the fabric.

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