We want you to enjoy your As We Grow garment for as long as possible. Given a little care, a piece of quality garment can last for generations.
Alpaca has a self cleaning ability so you need to wash less often - airing can be all you need. Generally, alpaca wool pills less than cashmere or sheep's wool. Pilling is characteristic for woolen products and describes small knots which will appear while wearing.It can be removed by hand, but we recommend that you use a wool comb or sweater stone. Use short, light strokes in the same direction as the stitches and hold the knit a little stretched. Pilling will lessen with time and eventually stop altogether. When washing your garment by hand, make sure the water is cold and use only wool soap or shampoo. Let your garment soak in the soapy water for 20 minutes, do not rub or wring. Change the water and let the garment soak in clean water for 20 min. Repeat. Lay it carefully on a towel, roll up the towel and squeeze out excess water. Shape your garment while laying it flat on a towel and let it dry. Never hang to dry. Here is our favorite tutorial on how to wash quality knitwear.