How To Wash Your Wool Pillow

January 19, 2017

Natural Wool fiber is a sensitive material that requires some thoughtful care to ensure its unique advantages long-term. 

Washing
  • Do NOT wash wool with other loads in a standard cycle.
    • Wool fibers will shrink and felt in a normal wash cycle, meaning they will mat together into a smooth texture. 
    • Hot water and hot drying accelerates this process, making fibers lumpy.
  • Use a large commercial size washer with a 60lb or more capacity. This allows ease in water flow while preventing fiber lumping. 
  • Select delicate wash cycle with cold wash in a front-loading machine. 
  • Spot cleaning is recommended as the least invasive method of cleaning

Drying

  • Use a large dryer on a low-temperature setting. Never use a hot dryer or a small home dryer as either will damage the material
  • Ensure that the pillows are tumbling all the time without being stagnant at one position due to its size or other items obstructing its movement. Air needs to circulate in the dryer and not hit the same region of the pillow. 
  • Do not attempt to dry more than two pillows at a time, and do not run mixed loads. 
  • Additional fluffing requires a separate fluff cycle after drying
Don’t forget to change out pillowcases regularly when frequent washing is expected. If you’re inclined to wash your pillows frequently, consider buying pillows with synthetic fillings like down alternative that can withstand any wash cycle frequently. 



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