for Garments and Clothing Articles Made from Alpaca Fiber
Hand-washing is the gentlest way of caring for anything made of Alpaca fibers.
- Fill a tub or basin with cold water then add a small amount of mild liquid detergent (baby shampoo may also be used) and combine thoroughly.
- Turn the Alpaca garment inside out. You may opt to put it inside a mesh bag to keep it from snagging.
- Slowly press the clothing into the tub, gently squishing it several time to allow the soapy water to get into the fibers and flush out dirt. Do not scrub or rub the garment against itself.
- Rinse in cold water several times until the water is clear then gently squeeze out the excess water.
- Lay the garment between two towels and loosely roll them. Set aside for a few minutes to allow the towels to absorb the excess water.
- Transfer the garment on another dry towel laying it flat to naturally dry and retain its shape. Keep it away from direct sunlight or direct heat.
- Once dry, lightly steam out any wrinkles on the garment.
- Fold and store. Do not hang.
Should you opt to machine wash your Alpaca garment, follow these instructions:
- Turn the garment inside-out and slip it into a mesh bag.
- Use a mild detergent or baby shampoo
- Set the washing machine to Wool setting. In case your machine has no Wool setting, select Cold setting and Delicate cycle.
- Rinse in cold water at the same Delicate cycle then gently press out excess water.
- Lay flat to dry in its natural shape then fold and store. Do not hang.
DRY CLEAN ONLY – Alpaca silk shawls and scarves, lightweight Alpaca knitwear, Alpaca coats and jackets
Don’t use hot water.
Don’t use any kind of fabric softeners.
Don’t use any kind of bleach.
Don’t use the dryer on it.