All our knitwear is made with 100% finest Geelong lambswool, which is spun in Kinross, Scotland. It is dyed using GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) approved dyes, with the fibre coming from Australia and South Africa.
One of the many benefits of wool is that unless it’s actually dirty, you can just air it for a day or two and any smell will disappear. If you look after your wool well, it will keep you warm and cosy for years to come!
It is recommended that you hand wash your woollen scarves, hats or jumpers; do not machine wash.
To hand wash, use lukewarm water and a delicate detergent suitable for wool. Very gently move the item in the water- do not rub or agitate. Try to keep all rinses the same temperature, as changing it may shock the wool and cause it to felt and shrink. Once it is rinsed, very gently squeeze out the excess water. Do not wring. Place flat on a towel, away from direct heat. Once dry, press with an iron on a low heat.
If you are planning to store it for a long time, place in a sealed plastic bag. It is recommended that you store your knitwear flat, as hanging it up will result in stretching.
To avoid moths, wash your knitwear before storing, as moths like dirt. If you are concerned that you have moths, place your knitwear in a sealed plastic bag and freeze for 72 hours to kill off any eggs. Cedar wood deters moths, so adding cedar balls in with your knitwear when you store it may help.
We hope that you will keep and treasure your Collingwood-Norris knitwear for a lifetime. To help you do this, we offer advice about repairing your knitwear, as well as repairs for any of our garments if you are not confident about repairing it yourself, so please keep the spare yarn that comes with it, as we may not have an exact match in the years to come. These repairs do not include postage costs, which are your responsibility.
If you feel that your garment has come to the end of it’s life, please recycle it, or return it for us to recycle.