TAKING CARE OF YOUR MOHAIR

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

With its delicate appearance, it is often a surprise to discover just how durable and resilient mohair can be. Like most luxury fibres, mohair requires proper handling to ensure that it maintains its beauty over time.

Follow the helpful tips below to maintain the longevity of your mohair product while keeping it looking great!

General care

• Store your 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; rather fold and store on a shelf.

• To fluff up your garment, lightly shake or gently brush down by hand.

Washing mohair

Your mohair item can be cleaned by a reputable dry cleaner, 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 advised to ease out tangle and create the downy pile for which Mohair is renowned.

• Do not tumble dry.

Washing your mohair carpet

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 may appear a bit uneven in texture, but within a few days of walking on it, it will look smooth and new.