Hand wash* with gentle detergent, wool or baby shampoo
Lay flat to dry on a towel. Apply a gentle iron with a slow steam
Do not tumble dry
*Why we use hand wash only merino wool
Machine-washable merino wool is treated with a heat-resistant plastic, which cracks as it is washed and tumble dried. Aggressive washing damages merino, causing the wool to pill more, lose its shape and appear worn quicker than caring for hand wash only fibres.
Overall, choosing hand wash only merino wool means items last longer and they’re more environmentally friendly.
Benefits of chunky merino wool
Crease resistant fabric which holds its shape and colour
Reactive natural fibre which responds to your body temperature
Outstanding thermoregulating and wicking properties
Odour resistant material due to good bacteria being able to thrive on wool
Sustainable, carbon neutral, clothing choice
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About Paul James Knitwear
We are Paul James - a luxury, Leicestershire-based knitwear manufacturer. We strive to deliver the purest knitwear experience, which is why we shun man-made fibres, instead using only 100% natural fibre yarns in the production of our knitwear.
We trawl the globe in search of the most prestigious spinners to ensure every piece of Paul James knitwear is crafted from the most luxurious materials. We travel to Italy for extra-fine merino wool - then to Peru for a chunkier version – India and Egypt for premium cotton, South America for ultra warm, soft Alpaca and the British Isles for its famed wool and lambswool.
We take these yarns and knit them into stylish, functional garments that are made to last.