MOAHIR THE MOST LUXURIOUS PRODUCT OF SOUTH AFRICA
Mohair Care & Helpful Hints
Mohair is truly an exquisite fibre, and with its delicate appearance it is often a surprise to discover just how durable and hard wearing it can be. Like most luxury fibres, mohair requires proper handling, but when treated in the correct way it can last for a very long time
Follow these simple guidelines and your mohair, whether knitted or in fabric form, will provide many years of enjoyment:
- Store garment in a cool dry place – Do not store in plastic.
- Do not spray perfume directly on garment, especially if it is white.
- Do not keep knitted mohair garments on hangers – Fold and store on a shelf.
- To fluff up garment, lightly shake or gently brush down with hand.
How to wash mohair:
Your Mohair item can be cleaned by a reputable drycleaner or you can wash it yourself by following these simple steps
- Soak in tepid water using mild detergent recommended for washing wool or even hair shampoo.
- Very gently agitate by hand to dislodge dirt particles. Do not agitate unduly.
- Rinse in clean, cool water. A small amount of fabric softener can be used if desired.
- Hang or lay flat to dry (mohair dries quite quickly). When dry, a brisk shake or brush (with a stiff hair brush) will restore the pile. Gentle coaxing rather than firm strokes is advisable to ease out tangle and create the downy pile for which our Mohair is renowned.
- DO NOT TUMBLE DRY
Washing your mohair carpet
The carpets, being of natural hair, are best washed with soap and water. A large carpet can be put on a deck or patio, soaked wet with a hose pipe and washed with warm water, hair shampoo or Woolite and a soft scrubbing brush. Rinse well with a hose pipe and leave to dry over a railing, a wall or a garden table and some chairs. Choose a warm and windy day and your carpet will be dry within 24 hours. After washing the carpet it looks a bit uneven on the floor but within a few days of walking on it, it will look smooth and like new again.