Handwashing Your Alpaca Jumper in 5 Easy Steps

5 Easy Steps

To Handwash Your Alpaca Jumper

TIP: Your jumper doesn’t need to be washed anywhere near as often as you might think, just give it an air between wears because often that’s all it needs.

To handwash your alpaca jumper...


Fill a clean basin with cold water and add a small amount of handwashing detergent. STUDY 34 recommends Stergene. Do not use chlorine bleach or Woolite.

Turn your jumper inside out and let it soak for a few minutes in the water. Gently move the water around the jumper - don’t be tempted to be too rough. 


Rinse the jumper in cold water a couple of times by filling the sink with fresh water and leaving the jumper submerged.


Gently remove the jumper and press it between your hands to get any excess water out. Do not wring or twist it, as this will misshape the garment.


Lay a towel out flat, place the jumper on it and reshape it flat getting out any folds or wrinkles. Then roll the towel up and gently press for a few minutes to get a bit more of the water out. 


Remove from the towel and lay the jumper out flat to dry, away from direct heat and sunlight. Never hang your jumper up because that will misshape it. If it needs it, use a cool iron to get any little wrinkles out.

Do not tumble dry or bleach your alpaca jumper.

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