How I Take Care of My Sweaters
I have a large collection of sweaters, vintage and contemporary, all precious to me. Dry cleaning them all is impractical for many reasons: it’s expensive, bad for the environment, not good for the longevity of the sweaters, and takes too long. Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time researching and testing different products, and I wanted to share how I take care of my sweaters with you. (Yes, it may still be summer, but fall is on its way!)
The Laundress makes really products, and I am so glad they are back! The two items I use religiously are the Wool & Cashmere shampoo and stain solution. The scents are lovely and the shampoo is safe for HE machines and septic systems. The bottle is small, but it lasts a long time. The shampoo provides measurements on how much you should use if you have a regular washing machine, HE machine, or choose to handwash. It’s incredibly effective and the shampoo has a lovely cedar scent that also helps repel insects.
The stain remover solution is a true lifesaver in getting out even stubborn stains. It’s a huge relief when I don’t have to worry about the stains I pick up from commuting, being a mom, or just daily life–especially when I don’t have to run to the dry cleaner every week, too!
How do you keep your sweaters clean?