Garment & Yarn Care – Washing & Storage
Aymara and Cape Alpaca garments and yarn will give many years of comfort and pleasure if correctly cared for.
Always wash in tepid water by hand.
Use a gentle soap or detergent and rinse well.
Squeeze rather than wring out the excess water. Wrapping then squeezing in a clean towel also works well.
Ease into shape and dry flat, out of direct sunlight.
Moths are the ultimate enemy of any wool-based product so store in a plastic zip-lock bag or container to keep the nasty little creatures away.
Lavender sprigs or oil and cedar balls are a good deterrent but will not prevent moth damage. Moth balls are effective but not environmentally friendly and they smell unpleasant.