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 & Wool
Alpaca has a self cleaning ability so you need to wash less often – airing can be all you need.
If your garment is made from quality natural fibers, pilling is in fact a sign of quality. Pilling is characteristic for woolen products and describes small knots which will appear while wearing. Our top tip for caring for pilling is to gently pick them off or use a handheld sweater comb and gently remove the small pills. 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. Let the soap do the work for you 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.
Cotton & Linen
Wash linen and cotton garments on low temperatures 30-40°C. Use the gentle machine cycle and a mild detergent to protect the fibres.
Feel free to tumble dry your linen or cotton as long as you stick to low temperatures. Remove from the dryer when still slightly damp to avoid the linen becoming stiff, and hang or lie flat to finish off the drying process.
If you need to iron, iron while the fabric is still damp. Use a medium-hot iron on the steam setting.