Best Practices in Caring for Wool Pillows, Rugs, and Home Accents

Wool fiber is an excellent choice for rugs, pillows and accessories due to its durable nature and extreme breathability- not to mention its beauty! Wool products are aesthetically pleasing and inviting, they are 100% natural and sustainable, and can help make any space feel like home. What’s not to like?

This natural fiber also deters bacterial growth, and although wool is great at repelling stains, sometimes you need a deeper clean to make your item look brand new.

Care and cleaning of your wool item

Start by shaking out excess dirt and debris. A vacuum can also be used if shaking the rug doesn’t quite get it.

As a general rule of thumb, NEVER put your wool item in the washing machine or dryer. This will damage the fibers, cause excess fraying, and overall weaken the strength of the product, thus shortening its lifespan.

If your wool item becomes stained, simply spot clean the affected area with a mild soap and warm water solution, taking extra care to dab or blot the stain with a clean towel. Rubbing will further set the stain into the fibers, and make it much more difficult to remove.

Many wool products can be also be professionally cleaned, but be sure to read the product’s tag before doing so. Dry cleaning is not recommended for most wool items, as the chemicals can be quite harsh on the fibers.

As the industry leader in wool products and home accent goods for over 25 years, Chandler 4 Corners recommends referencing their wool product cleaning page for best care practices and to shop all their great wool products and home décor items. If you love wool pillows, take a look at their rugs, coasters, blankets and more!

Wool products are relatively low maintenance and quite simple to care for, but it is important to clean each item as directed. The extra effort will be well-worth it in the long run, as it will help extend the lifespan of your product.



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