At Home Sweater Washing:

The Easiest
Step-by-Step Guide

At Home Sweater Washing:

The Easiest
Step-by-Step Guide

We let you skip the trip to the mall, now you can skip the dry cleaner and wash your sweaters at home.

There are no rules to how often you have to wash your sweater, but we recommend several wears before washing, like your jeans.

Just follow the easy steps below for both hand and machine wash options, as well as a unique drying method, to keep your sweaters fresh and in tact.

The
Washing
Machine
Method

1. Turn your sweater inside out.

2. Place it in a pillowcase of a similar color that you know does not bleed.

3. Use a gentle detergent without bleach or perfumes. Organic detergents, or detergents made for children’sclothing work well.

4. Wash the sweater in the pillowcase with cold water on the delicate setting.

5. Don’t wring or twist water out of sweater upon removal. Gently gather your sweater into a ball and press the excess water out of it.

The
Hand
Wash
Method

1. Turn your sweater inside out.

2. Use a gentle detergent without bleach or perfumes. Organic detergents, or detergents made for children’s clothing work well.

3. Wash the sweater with the detergent in cold water in your sink or bathtub.

4. Rinse off the detergent with cold water.

5. Don’t wring or twist water out of sweater. Gently gather your sweater into a ball and press the excess water out of it.

The
Hand
Wash
Method
TIP - Unless you're using our special method for drying below, don't hang your sweaters in your closet, even when dry. Sweaters should be folded to keep the fabric from stretching out and avoid hanger marks.
The "The 3 Step Fold" Drying Method See corresponding photos below!

1. Lay your sweater on a clean flat surface. Fold the sweater in half over on top of itself, making sure the the sleeves lay perfectly on top of each other.

2. Take the sleeves and fold them over once again towards the body of the sweater, but remaining straight and creating a diagonal line from shoulder to elbow. See photo below.

3. Slide the sweater between a thick white plastic hanger with no indentations (this will leave marks!). Make sure the sweater is balanced on both sides and fold.

4. Take the side that has the sleeves/cuff and fold it half over the hanger, so the cuff are now on the opposite side of the hanger.

5. Hang and let dry! It will take about 4-6 hours for most sweaters. Allow extra time for a heavier weight sweater.

TIP - Never hang your sweaters, even when they are dry. Those annoying hanger shoulder marks will still appear even when dry!