how to properly

take care of your merino wool

Merino wool possesses unique properties that reduce the need for frequent washing, making it an excellent choice for eco-conscious consumers. Here are some care instructions to ensure your wool garments stay fresh and cozy for years to come:


  • Use a wool detergent: Avoid regular detergents, as they can strip away the natural lanolin and diminish the amazing wool properties that make our knitwear special.
  • Purchase a natural stain remover to have on hand, this is our favorite and gets everything out.
  • Gentle Cycle: Use a gentle or delicate cycle on your washing machine with cold water (no more than 30°C or 86°F).
  • Wash Separately or with Similar Items: Avoid washing your knitwear with a full load. It's best to wash it either on its own or with other knitwear to prevent potential damage or tangling with different materials.
  • Secure Zippers: Before washing, ensure that any zippers are closed. This simple step safeguards the intricate design and prevents potential snags, preserving the quality of your knitwear.
  • Color Preservation: To preserve the vibrant colors of your knitwear, always wash it with similar colors.
  • Washing Bag: For our merino wool hat with a pom-pom and ear flaps, we recommend using a washing bag to protect the delicate pom-pom and strings during the wash.


  • Flat Drying: After washing, lay your GARN knitwear flat to dry. Hanging it may alter the shape of the garment.
  • Ironing: If necessary, you can iron your merino wool knitwear on a low heat setting. To protect the fabric, place a cloth between the iron and the clothing.


Merino wool's natural fibers contain lanolin, a wax-like substance that resists dirt and odors. Unless your garment is stained or heavily soiled, consider hanging it outside to air out. This simple step can help maintain the freshness of your knitwear without the need for washing.


It's important to note that merino wool may develop small pills over time. These tiny fibers can be easily removed with a fabric shaver (this is our favorite) or by gently rubbing the affected areas. Please understand that pilling is not a flaw but a natural characteristic of merino wool, and it doesn't compromise the quality of your garments.

By following these care instructions, you can ensure that your GARN merino wool knitwear remains beautiful, cozy, and environmentally conscious for generations to come.