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The Knitwear Care Guide

Discover our tips to gently wash, dry, iron and store your Artknit pieces.

Taking good care of your knitwear is the best way to make it last longer and reduce its impact.

Increasing the life of your Artknit pieces by nine months, would reduce the annual carbon, water, and waste footprints by 20-30% each. (Valuing Our Clothes Report 2017, WRAP⁣)

1. WASHING

Before washing, make sure to turn the piece inside out to prevent ruining and pre-treat it with a stain remover, in case it’s stained.

Turn your piece inside out and wash it by hand for ten minutes max with a mild detergent (Ph 8+) or a cashmere and wool detergent to maintain its softness and shape.

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2. DRYING

After washing, Never tumble-dry knitwear: it can cause damage and might even shrink your garment.

Simply remove excess water from the knit by rolling it in a towel and pressing it gently.

Next, lay it on a flat surface and let it air dry at room temperature, avoiding direct contact with the sun.

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3. STEAMING

After drying, lay the piece on a flat surface and use the steam from the iron about an inch away, without letting it directly touch the knit.

The heat and moisture from the steam are also very helpful in removing creases and refreshing the piece between uses.

4. STORING

To store your knitwear in the closet, fold the pieces on a shelf and do not hang them to prevent losing their shape.

Always remember to place natural moth repellents between them (unfortunately, moths love good wool!) and, when putting away the pieces for the seasonal change, prefer cloth bags to further protect them during the warmer season.

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HOW TO REMOVE PILLING

Pilling is the natural outburst of Cashmere and Wool fibers, caused by rubbing against surfaces.

Lay your knit on a flat surface and gently brush it in one direction with our comb, perfect for removing pilling without ruining it.

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THE CARE KIT

In this small kit you will find two essential items to take care of your pieces after washing: the anti-pilling comb and a bag with cedarwood balls to naturally keep moths away.

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THE GENTLE WASH AND CARE SET

With this handy set you'll have everything you need to wash your clothes with detergents from natural ingredients and avoid ruining them.

It contains the Wool & Cashmere Wash, the Delicate Wash, the Mist Spray, a natural cedarwood moth repellent and the pilling comb to make your sweaters like new again.

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You can buy the products individually, or discover the bundles we have created with what you need to always have perfect knits and make them last longer.