Caring for your NUYARN® merino.


  • Machine washable

  • Do Not Soak or Bleach

Merino wool is one of the most hard wearing fabrics, with a natural stretch and breathe-ability that allows it to dissipate any moisture it might absorb.  However, wool still requires some occasional care to keep it looking its best. Here are some easy-to-follow maintenance rules to keeping your merino wool clothing in optimum condition.

Only wash when needed

  • Hang garment to dry and air out between wearings.

Hand washing

  • Fill a wash basin, large enough to accommodate garment to be washed comfortably, with cold water and add wool washing detergent.  Submerge garment and let it soak for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse clean in water that’s the same temperature as wash water.

  • Squeeze out as much water as possible, but do not wring or twist the garment. Then roll the garment in an absorbent towel and press gently to absorb excess water. Unwrap the garment from the towel and lay it flat to dry on a bed or table covered with a fresh dry towel. Shape/stretch garment to proper size and dimension while still wet. Dry away from direct sunlight.

  • You can also use the spin cycle on your washing machine to remove excess water.

Machine washing

  • Turn garment inside out to wash and dry.  Wash dark colours separately.  Allow 5% shrinkage.  Machine wash on a  gentle cycle using cold water.   Use only wool approved detergent on  a gentle machine spin.  Do not use bleach, garment brighteners or fabric softeners.  Do not soak or use any cleansing agents. Shape/stretch garment to proper size and dimension while still wet. Dry away from direct sunlight.

Special notes for combination white/colour garments

  • For best results do not soak.

  • Wash with high water level. If using machine ensure you have a full load. Use wool detergent. Do not leave wet. Hang dry promptly after washing cycle is finished.

  • Colour catcher sheets can be used. Available from your local supermarket. These help to prevent colour run.

Stain Removal

  • Remove any stains immediately.

  • To remove stains you can use a little mild wool wash and spot clean the effected area.

  • Wet the fabric thoroughly with cold water and stretch against a clean flat surface while gently brushing/foaming wool wash with a very soft toothbrush. Rinse and repeat until the stain disappears.

  • If you have a grease stain, sprinkle some baking soda or baby powder on it. Gently brush the soda / powder with a very soft toothbrush on the stain until you see it come out the other side. Give the garment a shake to remove any remaining powder. If the stain is still there, repeat the process until it disappears

  • For blood stains use white vinegar.


NOTE: Rubbing harshly in order to remove the stain may cause pilling, deterioration and dis-colouration of the fabric.

Please follow our washing instructions carefully.  Yank does not take any responsibility for damaged garments due to incorrect washing detergents or procedures.


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