FAQ: Caring for your products

+ Can I wash Giesswein products?$$$Yes, they can be machine washed at a maximum temperature of 30°C (85° F.) They must not be put in the dryer, onto any heated surface, or directly in the sun to dry. Drying your products in this manner would damage the fabric. It’s also important not to use fabric softener. ;;; + How do I keep my Merino Shoes clean?$$$Our Merino Runners, Merino Wool Knit, Wool Cross X and Merino Wool Boots can be machine washed on the “delicate” wool cycle, at a maximum of 30°C (90° F.)When washing, we recommend that you use a laundry net and a normal wool detergent. Don’t wash your Merino shoes together with other clothing items.Many machines use an intensive spin session at the end of the cycle in order to remove water from the items, but this should not be used when washing boiled wool. Instead, make sure that this setting is turned off on your machine, and gently press the water out of your shoes (for example, with a dry towel.) When caring for your Merino Runners, remember not to use any artificial drying methods: they should be air dried. Please do not put your Merino shoes into the dryer. Remember that when your shoes are lightly soiled that they can be cleaned with the simple use of a damp towel or gentle brush. If you choose to use a waterproofing spray on your Merino shoes, please ensure that the spray is designed for breathable materials. Here you can find some further tips and a step-by-step guide to washing your Merino wool. ;;; +  How should I care for my slippers?$$$Our slippers are machine washable up to 30 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit.) They should never be put into the dryer, placed on hot surfaces (such as a radiator) or in the direct sunlight to dry—doing so will cause your slippers’ natural rubber sole to break down. A final, important tip: never use fabric softener when washing your slippers. ;;; +  How should I correctly care for knitted products?$$$As a rule of thumb, wool textiles do not need to be washed after each use. Thanks to wool’s natural “self-cleaning” effect, it’s usually enough just to let your wool garment air out. When you do decide to wash your wool textiles, you should always use a special wool detergent—and ideally, it should be a liquid detergent. Make sure not to wash your items at any temperature above 30 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit.) Finally, make sure to check each garment’s tag individually to see if it has any specific care instructions.After washing your wool clothing item, do not wring it out. Instead, place it directly into an absorbent towel, and roll it gently. Then, lay your garment flat onto another dry towel to air dry. Don’t leave your garment to dry near any heat sources, such as a fireplace or radiator—and remember that you should never, ever put wool clothing into the dryer. If necessary, you can always cover your wool item with a damp towel, iron, and let it cool down. Please remember that caring for your wool incorrectly can cause it to felt or shrink.