Can You Wash Merino Wool In The Washing Machine?

April 19, 2021 1 min read

Can You Wash Merino Wool In The Washing Machine?

This is a very common question and the good news is…

YES YOU CAN! – However we recommend a gentle cool wash with an approved wool garment powder or liquid- and do not bleach.

For your convenience, excepting our chunky knit range, all of our knitwear is fully machine washable. So many other makes of knitwear are hand wash only; we hope this makes your life easier! Please however ensure you use an appropriate spin speed and temperature setting. Fast spinning can stretch your jersey and temperatures over 40 degrees can matt and shrink the wool.

Wool is a hard wearing, natural protein fibre and all of our products are manufactured using machine washable yarns. We do strongly recommend that all our garments are stored appropriately, and washed on a wool specific program using a Woolmark approved detergent at a maximum spin speed of 600 rpm. Dry out of direct sunlight, fold or hang garment, warm iron if preferred.

However do remember that our heavier, Smitten Chunky Knits are not recommended for machine wash. Hand wash only.