Winter begins and our children start wearing their school uniform. Ours are made of wool and acrylic, which increases their resistance. But, still, we are leaving some tips here on how to wash them so you can increase their lifespan as much as possible.
Washing jumpers in the washing machine
As our jumpers are partially made of acrylic, they can be smoothly washed in the washing machine . We tell you how to do it:
- Deal with the stains previously.
- Wash in cold water (inferior to 30ºC)
- It is recommended to avoid the spin cycle, since it can increase wear on the natural fibres of the jumper.
- Use laundry nets. By putting the jumper inside this net, we reduce friction with other garments.
- Never use the drying machine. It may shrink fibres and deform the garment.
- Use a light-duty detergent (Neutral pH). You will avoid the discoloring of the jumper this way.
- Use the wool program of your washing machine. If you cannot find it, try to program the wash cycle to be as short as possible.
- Never let it dry in the sun, in a radiator or near a stove or fireplace.
- Iron it at a low temperature. We also recommend to put a thin rag over the garment.
Hand-washing the jumper
In case you are not sure about using the washing machine, we show you how to properly hand-wash your garment.
- Do not use too much soap, as it can be hard to eliminate later.
- It is preferable to use cold or warm water.
- Shake the garment gentlyin order to let the water and the soap to get to every part of the jumper.
- Do not ever drain the garment by rolling it. It may deform the jumper.
- Do not wash different colour jumpers at the same time.
Correct the deformed cuffs.
They sometimes get stretched while the rest of the garment keeps its shape. To avoid this you may follow the next steps:
- Soak the cuffs in hot water.
- Dry slightly.
- Put the cuffs on a dry towel.
- Dry them with a hair dryer using hot air.
- The cuffs will recover their original shape.
With these tips, you will be able to save money in your children’s school uniform since it will last much longer. Tricot garments are very delicate and require us to be patient in order to keep them in good conditions as long as possible.