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Easy Steps to Wash Your Woollen Shawls

Are you planning to wash your woollen shawls? Follow our step-by-step method to wash them the right way.

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Easy Steps to Wash Your Woollen Shawls

A cosy woollen shawl is a wardrobe essential during winter. Loosely wrap it around your shoulders, and you’re good to go. But dirt and dust can get stuck in the fabric and you need to wash the shawl to keep it clean. However, you need to be careful while cleaning or washing your delicate woollen shawl. 

Hand-wash or machine-wash your woollen shawls by following our easy cleaning process.

Hand-Washing Your Shawl

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Step 1: Make a Cleaning Solution 

Take ½ a bucket of lukewarm water, add 2 tsp. of mild detergent and mix the solution well. 

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Step 2: Soak 

Drop your shawl in this bucket and let it soak for 15 minutes. 

Step 3: Rinse

Take another bucket of lukewarm water and gently rinse the woollen shawl. 

Step 4: Wring

Wring out the water. 

Step 5: Wrap in a Towel

To remove the remaining water, lay a clean towel on a flat surface and spread your shawl on it. Wrap it, wait for 5 minutes, and then unwrap it. 

Step 6: Air-Dry 

Now lay another clean towel on a flat surface and place the shawl on it. Let it air-dry. 

Machine-Washing Your Shawl

Check your woollen shawl’s care label to ascertain that you can machine-wash it.

Step 1: Soak

Take ½ a bucket of lukewarm water, add 2 tsp. of mild laundry detergent and soak your shawl in this solution for 5 minutes. 

Step 2: Wash

Fill your washer with lukewarm water, drop your woollen shawl in it and run a gentle wash cycle. If you have a wool setting in your washing machine, use it. You can also add 1 tsp. of fabric softener to the wash cycle to avoid friction. This will also make your woollen shawls smell fresh.

Step 3: Wrap in a towel

When the cycle is complete, take out the shawl and wrap it in a clean towel. This will soak the water.

Step 4: Air-Dry

Now lay another clean towel on a flat surface and put your shawl on it.

Allow it to air-dry.

You can use these methods for your shawls made of different kinds of fibre including Angora and acrylic shawls. 

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