Merino wool is one of the higher quality wools, known for its long fibers and exceptional softness. It’s made from Merino sheep, which have a very fine wool fiber that is ideal for the elastic and breathable knits used in many underwear, baby and cold-weather garments. While Merino wool has the benefit of being largely wrinkle-, odor-, and stain-resistant, it still needs to be washed on occasion, especially when it has been soiled or heavily sweated on.
The Merino wool from Lilli & Leopold can be Machine-wash on gentle cycle in lukewarm or cool water
Avoid hot water, max 30 degrees Celsius, and spinning, as it may shrink the wool). Use mild soap, no bleach or fabric softener (bleach destroys the Merino wool fibers, and fabric softener coats those fibers—reducing their ability to naturally manage moisture and regulate body temperature).
Get a wool-specific soap. Merino wool requires a very gentle washing liquid that will prevent bleeding of its color or damage to its fine fibers. Pick a shampoo, soap, or detergent that’s especially formulated for wool.
In a pinch, you can use a mild soap with a neutral pH, like a clear, fragrance-free dishwashing fluid for sensitive skin.