Let’s check the methods of washing different kinds of Woollen Mufflers.
Merino Wool Muffler
Merino wool muffler is among the softer varieties of wools, more delicate than most.
1. Fill a basin with tepid water. Add a little bit of the mildest detergent. Swish the water gently to form suds. Submerge the muffler in the water and allow it to soak in for five minutes.
2. Rinse with tepid water slowly until all the detergent is removed. Drain the basin. Squeeze the muffler to force out as much water as possible. Do not twist or wring the muffler. Wrap the muffler in a towel and allow the towel to soak up water. Spread a white towel on a flat surface, lay the muffler flat on it and allow the muffler to air dry.
1. Mufflers can be washed in machines only if the washing instruction of the manufacturer says so. If a machine wash is allowed, a muffler can be given a wash on Knit or Gentle option with lukewarm water and a mild cleaning agent. Rinse with lukewarm water.
2. Do not tumble dry. Squeeze the water as much as possible. Spread it flat on a white towel to air dry. Dry cleaning is another option for merino wool mufflers.
Acrylic Wool Muffler
Acrylic mufflers are available in diverse colours, designs and lengths to conform to different dressing styles. They often have timeless and swanky designs.
1. Most of acrylic mufflers are to be hand washed. Fill the basin with cold water, add a mild detergent and let the muffler soak in it for five minutes. Rinse in cold water until the detergent is washed away. Squeeze the water out of the muffler and lay it on a flat white towel to air dry. Never twist or wring acrylic mufflers.
1. A machine wash is given to acrylic mufflers only when the washing instructions on the garment explicitly say so. In any case, it has to be a soft machine wash using the delicate wool cycle, using cold water and with a mild detergent. Rinse with cold water. Do not tumble dry, wring or twist the muffler.
Blended Wool Muffler
Blended wool is usually is 80 percent wool and the rest a synthetic fibre or fibres. It feels like wool and is durable like synthetic fibre.
1. Never wash blended wool mufflers in hot water. Wash them in cold water using a soft soap. Soak them in cold water for some time and swish them around to loosen dirt. Use any of the mild cold water washing soaps or detergents. Rinse the muffler gently and get rid of all the soap.
2. Squeeze out the water without twisting or wringing the muffler. Spread the muffler flat on a white towel to air dry.
1. A washing machine can be used if it has the wool or the gentle setting. Always wash in cold water, using a soft soap. Zip the muffler inside a bag and put the bag in the machine. Give it a soft wash. Rinse with cold water to remove all soap suds.
2. Squeeze out the water. Do not wring or twist the muffler. Lay it on a flat white towel for air drying.
Angora Wool Muffler
Angora wool mufflers are quite warm. The wool is soft, strong and durable. The charming colours and designs make the mufflers more attractive.
1. Shake off angora muffler to remove loose dust.
2. Hand wash in warm water, using a hair shampoo. Soak for a few minutes, swish the muffler gently. Rinse out the shampoo with warm water.
3. Gently squeeze out the water. Never twist or wring an angora muffler. Allow it to air dry on a flat towel.
1. Normally, no machine wash is allowed for angora mufflers. But in case of blends, some brands may allow a machine wash. Put the muffler in a bag and go for a wool/ delicate machine wash cycle, using cold water and a mild detergent. Use a very short spin cycle. Rinse with cold water.
2. Gently squeeze out as much water as possible. Never twist or wring the muffler. Spread the muffler on a flat towel to air dry.
Cashmere Wool Muffler
The strong but soft Cashmere fibres have a fine texture. The subtle light wool designs enhance its luxurious elegance.
1. Fill a tub with lukewarm water and add a few drops of a baby shampoo. Swirl the shampoo around and submerge the muffler gently. Soak for 5 minutes or longer, depending on the degree of soiling. The baby shampoo can be replaced with a mild detergent.
2. Rinse the muffler in lukewarm water to remove all the shampoo. Do not wring the muffler. Lay it flat on a white towel, away from sunlight, to air dry. Club soda can remove spots and avoid hand wash for the entire muffler.
Cashmere fibres are usually not to be machine-washed. But, if the manufacturer permits it, especially with the garment being a blend of Cashmere wool with other fibres like silk, a machine wash is allowed.
1. Use cold water and mild shampoo for the machine wash. Use the wool or delicate cycle setting of the washing machine.
2. Put the muffler in a bag and put the bag in the washing machine. Use the short spin cycle to wash the muffler. Do not use the machine dryer. Rinse to wash out the shampoo.
3. Remove from the machine and place on a towel. Wrap it up in the towel to remove excess water. Spread it on a flat white towel to air dry, away from sunlight.
Australian Wool Muffler
Australian wool mufflers are warm and among the best in quality. No wonder, Australia and New Zealand together are the world’s largest suppliers of wool and wool clothing.
1. Fill the sink with lukewarm water. Add a few drops of a mild detergent. Gently swirl the muffler in and let it soak in for five minutes.
2. Rinse with lukewarm water until the detergent is washed away. Squeeze the muffler gently to force out as much water as possible. Spread it flat on a white towel to air dry, away from sunshine.
1. If the washing instructions allow a machine wash, wash the muffler on the wool/ delicate cycle. Use the washing machine’s short spin cycle. Place the muffler in a bag and then into the machine. The delicate mode is often as safe as a hand wash in some washing machines. Use cold water and a mild detergent. Do not use the machine dryer. Rinse completely.
2. Squeeze gently to remove water. Wrap the muffler in a towel and allow the towel to soak in water. Spread the muffler on a flat white towel to air dry, but away from sunshine.