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August 01, 2022 2 min read

Our go-to guide for washing your winter woollies

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” - Edith Sitwell

Who doesn’t love the snuggly feeling of wool in winter? This natural fibre breathes naturally, and if well cared for, will last a long time. Washing at home is actually better for wool knits than dry cleaning, as the harsh chemicals used can damage the fabric over time. 

Your wool garments should be washed on a gentle, cool setting (check your machine for a wool cycle, cold water wash or delicate cycle). Follow the below steps for a fail-safe way to safely clean and freshen up your woollens this winter. 


  1. PRE-TREAT:To prevent shrinking, soak any wool items in cold to lukewarm water for 5-10 minutes before washing. You can gently spot treat for any stains at the same time. Save water by using the same water to hand wash them, or tipping it into the washing machine as it fills up. 
  2. SEPARATE: If machine washing, always keep wool items separate from any of your regular items (especially any zips or buttons).To prevent pilling, wash your wool garments (including socks!) inside out. This helps to protect them from any agitation or friction during the washing process.
  3. WASH: OurLaundry Detergent Strips love wool and delicates! Simply drop one into your hand washing tub or directly into the washing machine. Add a capful ofPlant-Based Delicate Wash to freshen up your woollies with its subtle eucalyptus scent. Never use bleach or fabric softener with your woollies, as these products destroy the wool fibres and reduce their ability to regulate body temperature.
  4. DRY: Allow to air dry naturally to further extend the life of your wool clothes and reduce your environmental impact. Hang out in the sun if possible to take advantage of sunlight’s natural antibacterial properties. Always flat dry wool jumpers and knitwear, as line drying on hangers can cause them to stretch and lose their shape. Even if you find you need to squeeze out more water, always keep the tumble dry setting to low.

Logistics Status & Pricing Update | 8th Feb 2022

Further to the previous logistics update, the spread of omicron variant continues to play havoc with many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators across the country.

To make logistics even more difficulty the East-West rail line is closed due to significant flooding including to both the Eyre and Stuart Highways, South Australia.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

envirocare earth has always worked our best to minimise delivery costs but as a result of the ongoing issues affecting logistics all online orders will now attract a delivery charge.

FLAT RATES -  WA $15.00, INTERSTATE $20.00.

We encourage you to order in bulk; saving on product, delivery and helping the environment.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we hope that normality can return soon.

envirocare earth

Omicron Logistics Status Update | 12th Jan 22

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has further impacted the logistics industry. This includes many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators.

Due to the widespread impact of Omicron infections, our partnered carriers across the network are experiencing both a surge in parcel deliveries and major disruptions to their delivery services. With a significant number of people in self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and public health orders, delivery delays are expected across the network due to driver shortages, depots experiencing temporary closures and/or operating with significantly reduced staff.

This has also created some lags in tracking details being updated on carrier websites.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

envirocare earth