Clothing made of merino wool, like socks made of merino wool, should be treated like clothing made of wool. Here, too, the manufacturer's washing instructions must be observed in advance.
Airing it out in damp weather is often enough to transport odors, which inherently have a hard time on the scaly surface of merino wool, with the water vapor in the air.
If the clothes are to be washed after all, hand washing should be the priority. Garments made of merino wool are turned inside out to protect them and soaked in lukewarm water for about 5-15 minutes. Bleach-free wool detergent can be used (10 ml in 5 l of water). The garments are then washed with lukewarm and cold water. Our garments are machine washable. It is best to use a wool wash cycle or a gentle wash program at 40° C with the lowest possible speed. If there is no wool wash cycle, then a cold wash or delicate wash program will also work. We recommend using a wool detergent. It is important that no bleach is used.
Under no circumstances should Merino wool clothing be wrung, kneaded or rubbed. A gentle spin at low temperatures is sufficient for drying if this is indicated on the label. Otherwise, it should be noted that merino wool should not be placed on the heater or in the blazing sun to dry, otherwise it will become hard and scratchy.