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Frequently Asked Questions About Merino Wool Scarves

 Merino wool scarves are made from the wool of Merino sheep, which are known for producing exceptionally soft wool that provides great warmth, breathability and moisture-wicking properties.

  • What makes merino wool scarves special?

    Merino wool scarves are considered special for several reasons –

    Softness and comfort – Merino wool is renowned for its exceptional softness and luxurious feel against the skin. The wool fibres are finer than traditional wool, giving the scarves a smoother texture.

    Warmth and insulation – Merino wool has amazing insulating properties, helping you to stay warm when the temperature drops.

    Durability – Although very soft, merino wool scarves will last many years. The fibres are elastic and have a natural crimp, meaning they can retain their shape easily. 

    Versatility – Merino wool scarves come in various designs, colours, and patterns, making them versatile accessories that complement different outfits and styles. You can even wear them in multiple ways, such as around the neck as a regular scarf, or draped over the shoulders.

    Sustainable and natural – Merino wool is a biodegradable and eco-friendly material, making it a more sustainable choice compared to synthetic fibres. It’s also free from harsh chemicals and synthetic additives, so it’s hypoallergenic.

  • Can you wash merino wool scarves?

    Yes, you can wash merino wool scarves, but there are certain things to note before you do –

    Hand washing: Washing by hand is the recommended method to minimise the risk of shrinking or damaging the fabric. Simply fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water and add a mild wool detergent. You should avoid using harsh detergents, bleach, or fabric softeners as they can damage the wool.

    Gently wash the scarf: Immerse the scarf in the water and gently swirl it around to ensure thorough cleaning. Avoid excessive rubbing, stretching, or twisting, as these actions can cause the wool to lose its shape. Let the scarf soak for a few minutes to allow the detergent to penetrate the fibres and remove any dirt or impurities.

    Rinse carefully: Drain the soapy water and refill the basin with clean lukewarm water. Gently rinse the scarf by submerging it in the water and squeezing it lightly. Repeat this step until all the soap is removed and the water runs clear.

    Remove excess water: Carefully lift the scarf out of the water and avoid wringing or twisting it. Instead, gently squeeze the excess water out or roll the scarf in a clean towel to absorb moisture.

    Drying the scarf: Lay the scarf flat on a clean towel or drying rack, reshaping it to its original size and dimensions. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight or heat sources, as they can cause the wool to shrink or become misshapen. Allow the scarf to air dry naturally, and avoid hanging it, as this can cause stretching.