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 a slow 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 with slow spin speeds 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 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.

  • If you have a low water use front load washing machine, be sure to wash by hand for the first 10 washes with ample water to reduce risk of colour fade.

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


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.