Your Moiko product will stay beautiful and last a long time if you take good care of it. Taking care of our clothes and possessions is also important from an environmental point of view. One of our principles is that our products are sustainable and therefore responsible. That's why we've put together a comprehensive care and washing guide to make it as easy as possible for you to take care of the products you buy from us. Please contact us if you have any questions about the proper care of our products.
TAKING CARE OF WOOL AND MERINO WOOL
The best way to clean woollen clothes, whether it be merino or lambswool, is to air them out.
Hanging out your woollen clothes for a few hours when temperatures drop is an especially effective way of doing this. Steaming is also a good option, especially if you feel that airing out the product did not freshen it up enough. Small stains should be removed by focusing on the small area only and without excessive rubbing.
Wash a woollen product only if there is visible dirt on it. Follow the product's own washing instructions carefully so that the wool does not shrink or mat. Use a wool detergent and wash the product either by hand or in a washing machine. If hand-washing, bile soap and marseille soap are also good alternatives. When washing by hand, do not rub or twist the product to prevent it from losing its shape. After washing, gently mould the product to its shape and dry it on a flat surface.
Pilling is a characteristic of wool clothing and inevitably occurs, especially with prolonged use. Merino wool, however, is less prone to pilling than traditional sheep's wool. There are special wool combs for removing pilling that are designed to not damage the wool in the process. It is advisable not to pluck or cut the pilling, as this may cause the yarn to pull or, in the worst case, break.
If a loop of yarn becomes loose but the yarn does not break, you can try stretching it a little and the loop should pull back into place. If the loop is long, you can use a needle or crochet hook to hide it inside the product or in the knitting. This rarely renders a product unusable, but it can happen occasionally for example when a product gets caught on a jacket zipper or other sharp object.
Wool products should be stored in an airy and dry place. Natural fibres of all kinds are irresistible to pests such as the fur beetle larvae, so especially if you live in an older apartment block, make sure that the larvae don't get to feast on your treasured accessories. Check your wool products regularly for pests; small holes in the knitting are a sign that your cupboard has been visited by uninvited guests.
Merino wool is a naturally antibacterial fibre and does not absorb odours. Therefore, it is not worth washing it unnecessarily, but often just airing it out is enough.
Sometimes washing merino wool is the only option. To wash merino wool, use a wool detergent and wash the product either by hand or on the wool programme of your washing machine. If hand-washing, bile soap and marseille soap are good alternatives. Wool shrinks in both too cold and too hot water, so the recommended washing temperature is usually around 30 degrees Celsius. When washing by hand, do not rub or twist the product to prevent it from losing its shape. After washing, gently shape the product and dry it on a flat surface.
Wool Blend, 50% Merino Wool, 50% Acryl
For products containing more than one material, the washing temperature is usually determined by the most sensitive material. Wash a product containing merino wool and acrylic at 30°C, either by hand or on the delicate cycle of a washing machine. Acryl helps the product to keep its shape and is also not as sensitive to washing as 100% wool.
Wool Blend 50% Wool, 50% Acryl
For products containing more than one material, the washing temperature is usually determined by the most sensitive material. Wash a product containing wool and acryl at 40°C, either by hand or on a washing machine's delicate cycle. Acryl helps the product to keep its shape, so products containing it are not as sensitive to washing as 100% wool.
Turn the mittens inside out and machine wash your handbag on a delicate cycle at 40°C. Any slight dirt on the surface can be wiped off with a damp cloth.
The Aurora reflecting mittens are CE approved. Remember to keep the mittens clean, as dirt reduces the reflective properties. A damaged or broken reflective surface will not reflect as well, so mittens with damage should be replaced with new ones.
The recycled fabric of our t-shirts is durable and easy to care for. The polyester added to the cotton keeps the shirt from losing its shape.
Wash the t-shirt according to its washing instructions, machine wash at 40°C with similar coloured clothing. Never iron the print directly, but on the wrong side or through another fabric or baking sheet instead. Keep the t-shirt folded and, of course, wash only when necessary, so it can serve as your go-to shirt choice for years to come.
You can wash our socks as you would any other sock, don’t worry about the print. We recommend a 40 degree wash for socks. The colour will keep best if the socks are washed together with similar colours. The print on the socks may wrinkle slightly in the wash, but will straighten out again when you put them on.
Sometimes even the tote bags need washing, because they accompany us literally everywhere. Our tote bags are made from durable 100% GOTS certified cotton, which means they are machine washable. Wash the bag inside out on a 40°C cycle with similar colours. After drying, iron the bag on the wrong side with plenty of steam. Never iron directly over the print.
In order to maintain the reflective properties of a reflective print, its surface must be kept clean. You can use a damp cloth for wiping. Nothing else is required to care for the print, just wash the product according to its washing instructions.