Introducing: The Wool, Silk and Delicates Wash
Do you really need to use a different detergent for your delicates? The answer is emphatically yes. Let’s think of it like skincare. You need to use different lotions and potions for each part of your face, you’d never use a body lotion around the eyes, and essentially it’s very similar when it comes to your most fragile clothes.
Washing wools, silks has an unfair reputation as a task for the brave - but with the right tools, it's a cinch. We’ve all experienced that sinking feeling when you open the machine door to find your beloved wool jumper, silk shirt, or lacy lingerie has shrunk, torn or simply lost its shine but, our Wool, Silk and Delicates Wash is here to save the day and any more heartbreak - wash carefully, wear carefree.
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When it comes to these precious pieces it’s important to avoid using non-specialist, biological detergents: their enzymes can break down the proteins in natural fibres in wool and silk, damaging the fabric integrity and quickly degrading it, making it vulnerable to tearing. The alkalinity in them can also affect the dyes which can cause rapid colour fading and running.
Our Wool, Silk and Delicates Wash is made from pure plant-based ingredients and and absolutely no harsh chemicals. It’s free from bleaching agents, optical brighteners, SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and enzymes to gently clean and protect even the most delicate fabrics. It also formulated with skincare favourite glycerine, to help prevent your skin from getting dry when hand washing. Scented in our signature warming Cedarwood, Amber and Iris fragrance, the moth repelling qualities of Cedarwood will protect your knits whilst elevating your routine. Your knits will never have smelt so good.
For tips and tricks on looking after wool, silks and delicates we’ve got you covered: simply head to our care guide on The Laundry List.