Hand-washing is the best way to care for your alpaca wool clothing, but to save time, you can also machine wash alpaca garments. Since it is naturally anti-bacterial and odour-resistant,  you'll find that you won't need to wash alpaca wool as often as other fabrics, so airing out your clothes is usually sufficient. This brings the added bonus that you can save water and energy. 

Please note that our colours are natural and that each garment is hand-dyed, so no one else will have the exact same colour as you! Though natural dyes are environmentally friendly, protective to skin and pleasing colour to eyes, they are having poorer bonding with textile fibre materials, which may lead to slight colour changes when sweating or rubbing and leaching of colours, so it is recommended to use it with dark clothes or backpacks. We also recommend washing your clothing as little as possible, to make sure the unique colour lasts longer. 

If you do find your alpaca clothing needs a wash:

  • Hand wash or machine wash on a gentle cycle  in cold water with a gentle/wool detergent. 
  • Wash with like colours. The dye will likely tint the washing water, but the colour of your garment won’t be changed.
  • If hand-washing, rinse the garment(s) in cold water and gently squeeze out the excess water.
  • Lay the garment flat to dry.
  • Iron on warm setting, if you feel ironing is necessary.
  • Store your garments, preferably folded rather than hung.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Do not use fabric softener or bleach.
  • Do not tumble dry or dry clean.
  • Try not to twist or wring the fabric.