How to Clean Your Avoca Wool Throws & Blankets at Home

There's nothing quite like snuggling up in the warmth of an Avoca wool throw and blanket. Crafted with love, care and attention to detail, our wool throws and blankets are made from the finest quality materials to provide you with both comfort and style. 

Our collection of throws and blankets are all produced from our little mill in County, Wicklow, Ireland. We offer a wide range of styles to choose from our most popular Lambswool Throws, soft & lofty Mohair Blend Throws, luxurious Cashmere Blend Throws and our beloved Donegal Tweed Throws

To ensure your throw remains as cosy and luxurious as the day you introduced them to your home, we recommend that you always follow the *care instructions on our labels for the exact care guide for your type of throw. However, we understand that sometimes accidents happen and you may need alternative tips to clean your throw or blanket. In this post, we'll share a few tips for cleaning your Avoca wool throw or blankets at home.

Understanding Your Avoca Wool Throw & Blanket:

Before delving into the blanket cleaning process, let's take a moment to appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into each Avoca wool throw and blanket. Made from premium quality materials, these throws and blankets are designed to be durable and long-lasting. Whether you have a classic design or a more contemporary pattern, the unique blend of fibres ensures that your throw and blanket maintains its softness and warmth over time.

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Materials you will need:

  • Mild detergent or wool-specific detergent
  • Lukewarm water
  • Soft sponge or cloth
  • Towels
  • Flat, clean surface for drying

Cleaning steps to follow:

  • Read the care label: Before you start cleaning your Avoca wool throw and blanket, always refer to the *care instructions on the label. This will provide you with the exact recommended care for your specific blanket. 
  • Spot cleaning: For minor stains or spills, spot cleaning is the way to go. Mix a small amount of mild detergent with lukewarm water. Gently blot the stained area with a soft sponge or cloth, being careful not to rub or scrub aggressively. We recommend placing a brown paper bag behind the area as you blot the stain away. This will help to transfer the stain from your blanket to the bag. 
  • Gently hand wash: If your entire blanket needs cleaning, fill a basin or bathtub with lukewarm water and add a small amount of wool-specific detergent. Gently agitate the water to create suds. Submerge the blanket and gently wash it by squeezing the water through the fibres. Make sure you do not twist or wring, as this can damage the wool. 
  • Rinse after washing: Drain the soapy water and refill the basin with clean, lukewarm water. Rinse the blanket thoroughly to remove any detergent residue.
  • Dry after rinsing: Lay the blanket flat on a clean, dry towel. Gently roll the towel with the blanket inside to absorb excess water. Unroll and reshape the blanket as needed. Place it on a flat, clean surface to air dry, ensuring it retains its original shape.
  • Avoiding direct sunlight: While drying, it's essential to keep your Avoca wool blanket away from direct sunlight to prevent fading. Find a shaded or indoor area for the drying process. 


We hope this guide was helpful!

Cleaning your Avoca wool throw and blanket at home is a simple and rewarding process that ensures your cherished piece retains its beauty and softness. However, it's important to note that this process can be time-consuming and involves a great deal of attention and care to ensure your throw returns to its original state, just cleaner. If your care instructions advise dry cleaning only, we highly recommend following that option for the best results in maintaining the quality of your Avoca wool blanket. As always, enjoy the ongoing warmth and comfort of your Avoca wool throw and blanket, and embrace the cosiness it brings to your home! 

*Disclaimer: All Avoca throws & blankets include care labels. Please be aware that Avoca is not responsible or obligated to replace a throw that is damaged in the process of cleaning your blanket at home.

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