Alpaca is an animal fiber that consists of extremely soft, thin hair from the alpaca. Alpaca is related to the llama and is one of the more luxurious types of wool. The material is pleasant to wear due to its anti-allergenic character.
Wash garments inside out as much as possible and wash delicate fabrics in a laundry bag. For colored garments, use a colored laundry detergent. White detergent may contain bleach and can only be used for pure white laundry. Certainly during the first washes, garments can give off color, so only wash with similar colors.
Tumble dryers use a lot of energy, can shrink your garment and cause faster wear. Dry your garment as much as possible on a drying rack with indirect sunlight. This is not only more sustainable, but you can also enjoy your garments for longer.
The washing instructions described are guidelines for the materials in their purest form. Before washing your garment, always check the washing label on the inside of the garment first.
Wash alpaca as little as possible to maintain quality. Preferably hang the garment to air out. If desired, wash in a laundry bag as much as possible to prevent wear. Wash at a maximum of 30 degrees on a wool wash program on the lowest spin setting.
Dry wool preferably lying on a drying rack. Gently pull the garment into shape before hanging it on the line. Never put in a tumble dryer.
Alpaca can be treated with a special wool stain remover applied directly to the stain. Treat the stain by dabbing gently, too much friction can cause the wool to felt. Rinse manually and then wash as directed.
Due to movement and friction, loose hairs rise and small fluffy balls are formed, this is called pilling. Remove these globules carefully with a pilling device.
- Delicate laundry
- Very delicate laundry
- Delicate laundry (cotton)
- Hand wash with a maximum temperature of 30 degrees
- Not suitable for washing machine
- Do not bleach
- Dry at a low temperature
- Not suitable for a tumble dryer
- Dry laying flat
- Iron at medium temperature