Most of 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.
Our silk knitwear is made with incredibly fine silk yarn, spun in Italy.
Caring for your knitwear
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.
It is recommended that you hand wash your silk scarves.
To hand wash, use cold water and delicate detergent suitable for silk (most delicate detergents are suitable for both wool and silk). move the scarf gently, and do not rub or agitate. Rinse with cold water until the water is clear. Once rinsed, gently squeeze out excess water- do not wring. Place flat on a towel to dry, away from direct heat. Once dry, press with a steam iron on a slow setting.
Storing your woollens
If you are planning to store your knitwear for a long time, place it 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.
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.