The following instructions will help
you in the process of washing, drying and storing the alpaca
There are two ways of washing your
alpaca products (we do not recommend the use of a washing
machine): hand washing and dry cleaning. Most
products require only the first type. However, we recommend, if
needed, a periodical (one year) dry clean.
Other products (structured
coats, finely woven items or accessories) should only be dry
Instructions for Alpaca
water ( 85ºF / 27ºC max.) and a mild soap or a human hair
Never use chlorine bleach. Woolite is not
Remove any excess water carefully, avoiding any
wringling or twisting.
Dry the product in a flat position in the shade.
Block the product, reshaping it to its original dimensions.
By hand, carefully remove any wrinkles and
straighten seams and facings. Never use a brush.
After the product has dried, touch up with a cool
iron as needed
If you have
a several pieces outfit we recommend that you clean it at the
same time to avoid color discrepancies after the washing
Inform the cleaner of any spot or stains.
Ask the cleaner to use a fresh solvent in low
heat and a process that does not involve tumbling.
It is recommended that you go to a dry cleaner
that has previously dealt with alpaca.
Storing and preserving your product
Before storing, make sure that the item is fully
various techniques to avoid damage resulting from the presence
of moths. It will be better if you store the product in a sealed
cedar chest, a freezer (in a zip lock bag) or any moth protected
Sachets using dried lavender are also useful.
We do not recommend the use of mothballs.
hope that the above instructions will be useful for you.