Proper care will result in many years of use of your wool blanket. The elasticity of wool fiber makes it naturally wrinkle-resistant and prone to holding its shape. There is no need for frequent cleanings. Wool’s resilience, low static, and hairy surface help it to repel dirt and other elements.
Cleaning and Washing
Dry cleaning is the best way to maintain the size, structure, and appearance of your wool blanket. Please DO NOT MACHINE WASH your wool blanket. Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company blankets with a “dry clean only” label have not been treated with a washable finish. Machine washing can result in noticeable shrinkage, loss of fibers, and loss of fabric smoothness.
Pilling is a natural occurrence often caused by abrasion. Pilling can be removed by using a razor blade or an electric fabric shaver.
Wool fiber has a distinct scent, due in part to natural wax and oils. Lanolin oil is found naturally in sheep wool and may be noticeable by those with an acute sense of smell. Although rare to pick up on, this scent is a testament to the wool’s purity and quality. We recommend removing your blanket from the plastic bag, allowing it to breathe. Periodically, a trick we use is to sprinkle the blanket with a light dusting of baking soda and then shake it out.
This wool blanket is not fire retardant, nor fireproof. Like any other natural fiber, it will burn and produce a flame. Please use caution and avoid open flames. Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company blankets are not treated with a chemical flame retardant.