ALLY BEE GARMENT CARE
CARING FOR YOUR ALLY BEE SWEATER OR CARDIGAN
Your Ally Bee garment or accessory is not only a natural fibre product made from a renewable resource (pure cashmere, merino, alpaca or British wool), it also offers breathability, durability and great drape. However, it does like a little bit of care – don’t we all – and a few tips can help you keep your garment in good condition for a very long time.
When your bring your Alpaca Jumper, sweater or cardigan home, keep it stored neatly folded – don’t keep it on a hanger. It is recommended these items are DRY CLEAN ONLY. However, you will find that cashmere and wool likes to be aired out, and you will find alpaca, remarkably, repels dirt as it is lanolin free. So, dry cleaning should be needed only sparingly. And we are probably cleaning a lot of our clothes a lot more than we need to so before you decide on taking your Ally Bee jumper to the cleaners, first try hanging your jumper over a chair (away from the cat!) for a day or two to let it air before storing away, neatly folded.
CARING FOR YOUR ALLY BEE ACCESSORIES
Whilst dry cleaning will prolong the life for Ally Bee sweaters and cardigans, you can hand-wash gloves, hats, socks and most Ally Bee scarves which we like to think you will love to wear day-in, day-out during the coldest months of the year. So, below is a guide to appropriate care for a hand-wash of these winter warmers:
Gentle handwash in a basin of lukewarm water in a little gentle wool wash soap, or a gentle liquid hand wash.
Do not overdo it with the soap, just a little will do.
Do not wring or knead or stretch, just give them a little squeeze under the water.
Empty the water and refill with clean lukewarm water for a gentle rinse, and squish out the water.
Lay flat on a dry, clean towel and roll up the towel to squeeze out excess water from your gloves.
Lay out flat on a dry towel and carefully reshape while damp.
DO NOT TUMBLE DRY under any circumstances!