Ebony Merino Care Guide

 

Ebony Luxurious Superfine Merinos are specially designed to be easy for you to care for.

We recommend that you wash your Ebony Merino by a warm or cold hand wash or by a machine wash on a wool cycle
Do not use a hot cycle as this may cause shrinkage

Use Regular or Cashmere detergent only
The structure of Merino Wool is very different to that of normal wool. Our fabric is designed to be washed in a washing machine with regular detergent. Interestingly, detergents that are designed especially for woolens are suitable for use on coarser wool products (like blankets) but ofter contain softeners that can damage the finer Merino fibers, potentially causing holes or general fabric deterioration

Do not use fabric softeners
Your Ebony Merino couldn't be any softer!

Do not use bleach

Wash colours seperately. Do not tumble dry or expose to heat. Line dry or lay flat in the shade

Note: We recommend after your first 2-3 wears of your new Ebony Merino, you wash it separately to diminish the appearance of any short fibers from the fabric

Complete Washing Instructions for best results

Warm Hand Wash or Machine Wash on a Wool Cycle with Normal Spin
Use Normal or Cashmere Detergent (Not Wool Detergent)
Wash Like Colours Together (separate lights and darks)
Close all zips!
Not Use Fabric Softeners or Bleach
Line Dry or Lay Flat in the Shade, Do Not Tumble Dry
Warm Iron
Dry Cleanable

Pilling

Pilling occurs when short or loose fibers on the outer surface of the fabric tangle together into fuzzy balls. Pilling is a very complex phenomenon, this due to the large number of elements which can attribute to the pilling, these elements can include wearer friction, laundering techniques and knit structure. Pilling is a one of the most frustrating element of making clothing out of a natural fibre like merino wool, and even with the best possible processes in place to minimize pilling, when working with a natural product there will always be some degree of variation.

When making Ebony Merinos we take special care to do everything possible to reduce the risk of pilling due to fabric and garment construction and to make the very best quality garment possible at a reasonable price.

The best way to avoid pilling is to wash your new Ebony Merino within the first 3 wears.

Moths

Contrary to popular belief, adult moths do not eat or cause damage to clothing or fabrics. It is the larvae which are solely responsible for this, and which spend their time eating and foraging for food. One adult moth can lay up to 100 eggs at a time.

In domestic situations larvae usually seek food in carpets, clothing and other fabrics made from natural fibres. Both adult moths and their larvae prefer low light conditions.

Most people are unaware that moths or their larvae exist in their homes. Moth larvae are microscopic and cannot be seen with the naked eye. The Larvae are generally attracted to wool garments for two particular reasons 1) The Lanoline oils that occur naturally in wool and 2) Microscopic food particles that exist on unwashed garments .

Storing your Ebony Merino
  • Wash your Ebony Merino before storing.
  • Ensure the Garment is completely dry and there are no damp patches which could eventually lead to the formation of mildew.
  • Store in a sealed air tight container or bag, ensuring the garment is not unduly compressed. Although the trick is to remove as much air as possible, avoid vacuum bags, as the tightness of the bag can cause the garment to go out of shape and induce creases which may be difficult to remove.
  • Avoid storing your Ebony Merino in dark areas of your cupboard or draws (where the larvae like to live)