Fiber Care

How to care for baby alpaca fur, llama leather and alpaca fleece.

HANDWASHING

  • When hand washing is advised, we recommend the following method:
  • Gently hand wash in cool water (up to 85°F) with a mild soap.
  • Do not use the hand wash cycle in a washing machine.
  • Never use chlorine bleach.
  • Gently press to remove excess water. Do not wring or twist; handle gently to avoid wrinkles and distortion.
  • Dry flat (lay horizontally for drying).
  • Block to dry (reshape to original dimensions while drying).
  • Smooth by hand while wet to remove wrinkles and straighten the seams and facings.

DRY CLEANING

  • When dry cleaning is advised, we recommend the following:
  • Seek out a reputable cleaner that is a member of the International Fabricare Institute.
  • Bring with you any labels or hangtags that contain fiber information or care instructions.
  • Inform the cleaner of any spots or stains; they will want to treat some stains before the dry cleaning process.
  • Your cleaner may also provide mothproofing. Request this service, if needed.

MACHINE WASHING

When machine washing is advised, we recommend the following method:

  • Machine wash in cool water (up to 85°F) with a mild soap on delicate cycle.
  • Never use chlorine bleach.
  • Hang to dry or dry flat (lay horizontally for drying).