At Antoon, we believe in creating high-quality, classic men's knitwear that transcends fleeting trends. Crafted from natural wool, our sweaters are built to last for years to come – but only with proper care.

Wool is a remarkable material, naturally breathable and resistant to wrinkles and odors. However, it does come with a few quirks to consider. Wool can be quite itchy for some people, especially those with sensitive skin. Certain types of wool, like merino, are known for being softer, but even these can cause irritation. Additionally, while wool resists wrinkles, it can pill over time, forming small balls of fiber on the surface.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure your favourite woolen items stay looking sharp and feeling comfortable, season after season. This is slow fashion in action: investing in quality pieces that will be with you for a long time.

Wash wisely

Less is More
Wool has natural self-cleaning properties. Frequent washing can damage the fibers. Spot clean small spills with a damp cloth and mild detergent. For a refresh, hang your sweater in a steamy bathroom after a shower.

For a deeper clean, handwashing is recommended. Fill a basin with cool water and a wool-specific detergent. Gently swish the sweater, then rinse thoroughly with cool water. Avoid wringing or twisting the garment. Lay it flat on a towel to dry, reshaping it gently as needed.

Machine on Gentle
If the care label allows, some wool sweaters can be machine-washed on a delicate cycle with cool water and wool detergent. However, it's always best to err on the side of caution and handwash whenever possible.

Drying Delights

Skip the Heat
Never put your wool sweater in the dryer. The high heat can cause shrinkage and felting. Instead, lay the sweater flat on a drying rack or clean towel, away from direct sunlight.

Reshape with Care
As the sweater dries, gently reshape it to its original form. This helps prevent any misshapening or stretching.

Storage Smarts

Fold with Care
When storing your wool sweater, avoid hanging it on a hanger. The weight of the garment can stretch the shoulders over time. Instead, fold it neatly and store it on a shelf in a cool, dry place.

Cedar Power
Cedar blocks repel moths and other pests that love wool. Placing a cedar block amongst your stored sweaters adds an extra layer of protection.

By following even just some of these tips and tricks, you can ensure your favourite
sweaters become cherished companions for years to come.

Remember, investing in quality wool garments is an investment in sustainable fashion.
You're not just buying a sweater, you're buying a timeless piece that will
never go out of style.

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