Here you will learn all about the wool we use to make our garments, and get some practical instructions as well as advice on fabric care. This is to help you and your family enjoy our products even longer. If you need any more information or have some suggestions to share, please contact us at hello@paternsfamily.com


MERINO WOOL - the properties

  • Merino wool fabric is a great thermal insulator, so when it gets cold, clothes made of the material will keep you warm, and in warm environment you won’t feel too hot..

  • Wool wicks moisture away from your body and keeps you warm even when it gets damp.

  • Its exceptionally thin fibers can be woven into soft and breathable fabrics. This is why merino wool clothes won’t let your body overheat. This is particularly important for very young children, who don’t yet have the ability to communicate such discomfort, even though overheating is as distressing for them as it is for adults.

  • Thanks to very long fibers, our fabrics are particularly soft and nice to the touch, they are not itchy and don’t irritate skin.

  • Merino fibers react with oxygen. This means that merino wool can be effectively refreshed just by airing it, and so it doesn’t need to be washed frequently.

  • The cuticular structure of these fibers facilitates self-cleaning processes and makes it more difficult for bacteria to grow and cause unpleasant smell.

  • Merino wool is non-combustible.

WOOL FABRIC CARE

Wool likes - important

  • frequent airing

  • infrequent washing

  • special wool washing agents

  • flat drying

  • to be stored flat


Wool tolerates - more important

  • hand washing in lukewarm water max 30 degrees Celsius

  • machine washing only in special wool cycles (for a brief description of a wool washing cyclesee below)

  • ironing at low temperatures, only dry ironing


Wool doesn’t like - most important

  • changes in temperatures: washing and rinsing should be made at similar temperatures

  • long soaking

  • general purpose washing powders and softeners

  • spinning, wringing and rubbing

  • hang-drying

  • storing on hangers (due to stretching)

  • steam ironing

WOOL PILLING  

Pilling refers to formation of small bobbles on the surface of a fabric with time. This is a natural process and is caused by short fibres migrating to the surface of the fabric, These can be easily removed with a special comb or other fabric shavers. Once removed, they will generally stop forming after a few washes.


Wool machine wash cycle - or why choosing a special wool washing cycle is crucial...

  • a washing machine can ensure a stable water temperature throughout the entire washing and rinsing process,

  • the drum spins much less frequently than in standard programmes, so that fabrics are not as much agitated and rubbed against each other,

  • the maximum spinning speed is 800 (and you can adjust or even turn the spinning phase off).

Certificates for our fabrics 

Fabrics and knits used in production of our goods have Certificates Standard 100 OEKO-TEX® granted by authorized scientific institutes in Danmark, Italy and Poland that confirming that they meet quality requirements and are in compliance with existing standards. These materials meet the human-ecological requirements of the standard presently established for baby articles. The certified articles fulfil the requirements of Annex XVII of REACH as well as the Americam requirements regarding total content of lead in children’s articles.








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