Product Care

For all Merino wool and natural fibre clothing, accessories and homeware products

Brand recommendations

+ McDonald Textiles

McDonald recommend all their products are hand-washed in cold water using a reputable wool detergent. You can then use a washing machine to gently spin away any excess water before air-drying. Lay any clothing flat and dry away from direct sunlight.

Easy does it. There’s no need to wash your McDonald Textiles clothing after every use. The organic fibres in each item naturally resist odour build-up so you can use less energy and water from washing.

There are instructions printed on the care label inside each garment and, with accessories, on the printed label in the packaging.

+ Merinomink™

To wash your clothing, accessory or homeware item, use a Woolmark-approved, detergent. Hand wash and rinse thoroughly firstly in lukewarm water, then finally in cold water. To remove excess water, a low to medium spin cycle in a washing machine is recommended.

Irrespective of the method of cleaning, it is highly recommended that the sweater is laundered inside-out. This will protect the sweater’s outer surface, and help to maintain as new look for longer.

Although Merinomink wool/possum clothing and accessories are manufactured to a very high-colour fastness to minimise the risk of colour bleeding or fading, it is recommended dark or brightly coloured garments are never washed with pale shades or whites. To avoid the possibility of any colour transfer from one garment to another, after washing never leave wet garments stacked up on one another, for example in a wash basket, for any length of time. When hand washing sweaters, it is best to wash garments individually, or like colours together. Also, to avoid any shrinkage or distortion, do not wring out and avoid any excessive agitation.

To dry, lay flat on a clean towel.

The 100% natural fibres of the Merinomink™ blend resist odour so Merinomink™ requires less washing, making it easier on you and the environment.

You can find all the washing instructions on the care label inside every Merinomink™ garment and on the paper label on all accessories.

+ Merino Snug

It is recommended that garments be hand-washed in luke warm water with a suitable wool detergent. Rinse in cold water. May be spun using the woollen cycle to remove excess water and dried flat or over a clothes airer. Dry away from direct heat or sunlight. Steam press on 'wool' setting.

Garments labelled 'machine washable' may be machine washed on wool cycle. Garments must not be tumble dried or bleached. All garments may be dry cleaned if preferred. Eco fur has a natural insect repellent but for extra protection use a commercially available insect repellent or try our recommended natural alternative – whole black peppercorns hung in a stocking or small mesh bag. Lavender and sandalwood are also popular natural alternatives.

+ Toorallie

Merino garments require a little extra attention to ensure they last for many years.

Each Toorallie garment has specific washing instructions inside, sewn into the side seam.


Turn garment inside out (to minimise rubbing and lint gathering on the outer surface) Close any zips and buttons Hand wash using cold or warm water (do not machine wash) Do not bleach Use only approved wool detergent Lay flat in shade to dry (do not wring by hand; do not tumble dry) Warm iron Dry cleanable

Merino Shirts & Tee's

Machine washable - select either the wool or gentle cycle using cold or warm water Do not soak Do not bleach Approved wool detergents preferred Hang to dry in the shade Warm iron

Merino Denim

Machine washable – wash separately in cold or warm water Do not soak Do not bleach Approved wool detergents preferred but not critical Hang to dry or warm tumble dry Warm iron

Non colour fastness can be experienced for first few wash cycles. In order to create rich colour there may be excess dye in fabric. Avoid contact with light coloured fabrics and upholstery.

+ uimi

uimi products are made from superior quality yarns and need special attention when laundering. Always follow the care label precisely.

Heat and agitation will damage the natural fibres and must be avoided during the cleaning process.

Gently hand wash in cold water. Do not machine wash.

We recommend placing a natural moth and silverfish repellent - such as lavender - near your stored wool items.

+ Woolerina

The team at Woolerina, through their knowledge & experience, have selected the best fibre possible to be used in the Woolerina collection. This selection process ensures not only the highest quality, but also versatility and most importantly durability. With appropriate (& not too complex!) care, your Woolerina garments will give you a great deal of wearing pleasure!

Regular airing of your garments will keep them smelling fresh & reduce your washing.

Washing Woolerina garments can be either laundered or dry cleaned (‘P’ cycle) We recommend our products be machine washed on a gentle cycle (or hand washed) in warm water up to 40°c. You should always use a wool approved detergent. Dry in shade. Do not bleach your Woolerina garments as these products will destroy the fibre (this includes NapiSan!).

Do not tumble dry your Woolerina garments. Wool will dry weight for weight quicker than cotton & if your garment is a little damp when you put it on, it will dry from your body heat & will not make you cold; it will actually generate heat from being wet!

Ironing Use a steam iron on medium heat with a damp cloth.

Storage Knitted garments should be folded not hung. Always store in a dry place & ensure products are clean before storage as clean garments are less susceptible to attacks from moths. Your woollen garments should always be stored with a moth deterrent – Woolerina recommends natural products such as fresh bay leaves or whole black peppercorns (yes, the ones from the supermarket!). A few fresh bay leaves or mesh bag of peppercorns should be layered between your garments. These products are completely safe to you and your garments. Should you wish to use naphthalene, always place the flakes or “tablets” in the top of the storage area as the chemical gas they emit is heavier than air.