Photo features Matthew Smart wearing The Mackinaw Coat. 

Wool is a robust, resilient fabric that can last generations with proper care. Coincidentally, that sounds a lot like us. Caring for your wool products correctly will help maintain their shape and softness, making them wardrobe staples for years to come. If you’re a proud owner of any of our wool products, you know how important this is.

Whether you’re looking at caps, jackets, or mitts made from this durable material, there are a few key steps in taking the best care of your wool garments. The best part of having your own cap is the way it fits you and we want it to last a lifetime. Here’s how to clean and store your goods properly, so they can stay looking their best for years to come:

Understanding Wool

Strong, protective, sustainable: the basics of wool. As one of the most valued fabrics, it’s essential to understand wool before you can adequately care for it. For starters, wool is naturally strong. Fire retardant and a temperature regulator, it can combat most environments to give the wearer what they need. Isn’t that the main point, to keep you comfortable?

Although a protective and durable fabric, wool is also breathable. It’s comfortable without being too relaxed, solid but not rough, and regulating without restricting. For these reasons and more, it makes the perfect base for our favorite, the Original Stormy Kromer Cap

What To Do

Wool is dry clean only. Even if you wash your cap or wool garments by hand, there’s a high probability they’ll lose shape or shrink. In other words, leave it to the experts.

When it’s time for a wash or touch-up, you’ll want to visit a dry cleaner to ensure your gear stays as it should. Our partnership with eClean, an eco-friendly dry cleaning alternative, is another option. They take significant strides towards a greener future using recycled liquid CO2 instead of conventional dry cleaning methods. eClean reduces environmental impact and enhances the longevity and performance of your cherished items, ensuring utmost care for your belongings through a 100% heat-free dry cycle and a gentle cleaning process. 

Many members of our team have entrusted their well-worn Stormy Kromer caps to eClean, and the results have exceeded all expectations. You can learn more about our partnership here

But let’s say your cap goes overboard on your canoeing trip, or the kids have too much fun splashing in the river. If your hat gets wet, set it out in indirect sunlight away from a heat source — It’ll dry up just fine. Since wool can absorb 30% of its weight in water, our caps can take on a lot before they feel damp.

Taking care of your wool products is essential for preserving their shape, softness, and longevity. By following these tips and utilizing suitable cleaning methods, your wool garments can become timeless wardrobe staples that will last for generations, knowing they will retain their shape, softness, and overall quality. So go ahead, indulge in the comfort and durability of wool, and let it become a trusted companion on all of life’s adventures.

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