Caring for your Alpaca Clothing and Homewares

Garments made from alpaca have a smooth, soft and silky feel.

They do not pill easily and retain their shape very well.

Knitted

  • hand wash
  • do not bleach
  • smooth by hand while wet to remove wrinkles and straighten the seams and facings
  • lay them in a flat position in the shade to dry
  • use a cool iron.

(And they're also dry-cleanable.)

Be sure alpaca clothing articles are fully dry before storage. It is NOT recommended to use moth balls –-- use instead sachets of dried lavender or cedar to deter moths.

Woven garments (rugs, coats, jackets etc)

  • dry-clean only.

Advice with dry-cleaning

  • bring with you any labels or hang tags that contain alpaca fibre information or care instructions
  • inform the cleaner of any spots or stains, as they will want to treat some stains before the dry cleaning process. (Never use chlorine bleach).
  • we suggest that you request the cleaner use fresh or filtered solvent, and a dry cleaning process that does not involve tumbling of the garment and uses low heat (140°F / 60°C) drying.

Looking after your Pillows and Quilts

  • apart from the Kelly and Windsor Country Range, quilts are dry-clean only.
  • on a sunny day, air your quilt on the line.
  • wash pillows using warm water and a wool wash

HOW TO CLEAN PARTICULAR STAINS

  • Chocolate: Wash with delicate detergent and then with solvent.
  • Coffee: Wash in cold water with delicate detergent and treat residual stain with solvent.
  • Grease: Treat with solvent.
  • Ink: Absorb with baby powder, soak in lemon juice and water solution and then in alcohol.
  • Lipstick: Treat with alcohol.
  • Liqueur: Wash with delicate detergent in warm water.
  • Make-up: Wash with solvent, then wash with shampoo.
  • Perfume: Wash with glycerine and alcohol.
  • Red wine: Wash in cold water, then apply lemon juice and water solution.
  • Sauce: Treat first with delicate detergent in warm water and rinse.
  • Shoe polish: Absorb with towel and treat stain with solvent.
  • Sweat: Wash in hot water, ammonia, acetic acid, then rinse in hydrogen peroxide.
  • Tea: Wash in warm water and delicate detergent.
  • White wine: Wash in clean water and apply a delicate detergent.

We hope you obtain much enjoyment in wearing and using
your beautiful Alpaca products!

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