How to keep your SBC product beautiful!
DO NOT wash your SBC product in a washing machine since it will cause the product to loose it's cloud-like softness. It may also shrink and change shape. With this in mind and following the instructions below you will have a product that will stay beautiful and last for many years.
If it would be necessary for your product to be freshened up, it is primarily recommended that you only air it. If you should get a stain on your merino wool product, clean immediately! Run the stained area under cold water and once the stain is removed, press out all water and let dry un a flat surface. Flip it around a few times durin the drying process. Important not to twist the wool as it can loose it's shape and structure.
I recommend that you protect the lining of your SBC product for kids with a blanket to avoid staining or the baby pulling at the yarn.
All use of the SBC products are at your own risk. Never leave your child un-supervised when using the chunky knit baby/kids products.
Below you will find information regarding the material, shedding or pilling and what to expect!
My products are made from 100% pure, un-spun merino wool.
The Merino originates from South Africa (cape) or South America depending on availability from non-mulesed flocks and the dyes used are commercial acid dyes which confirm with Oeko-Tex 100 quality system.
Merino wool is a special fine wool that consists of many thin fibers and possesses fine qualities.
The wool has a self-cleaning ability because the fiber surface of the wool is water repellent, which in turn inhibits bacterial growth and poor odor.
Pilling/shedding is normal and will naturally occur when using wool products.
The wool consists of fibers of a certain length and when free short fibers begin to move in the yarn, they accumulate on the surface as small balls (pilling)
When this happens, carefully remove these from your product with your fingers. Just pinch the pilled part off and the smooth the surface out.
Initially, the un-spun wool can shed and pill a little more, due to the fact that the fibers have not been corrected.
Pilling/shedding is normal and does not count as a production error!
Initially you might notice that the product will shed and pill. This is normal on all wool products and it will decrease over time as the fibers in the wool sets.
When it settles you will have a beautiful, cozy and sustainable product In order to preserve the soft and comfortable feel of your product, careful use is recommended!
I recommend that you protect all baby products with a soft blanket or a small bed sheet.
When using the product, the end of the yarn may sneak out, if this happens, simply wrap it in the stitch again.