Our woollen blankets are crafted from 100% natural fibre. This means that they’re not only soft and warm but, when looked after properly, are designed to stand the test of time. In fact, when a dash of tender love and care, your Atkinson blanket can last a lifetime – and even beyond.
Now, isn’t that a comforting thought?
Wool has a fantastic ability to remain fresh. Its fibres can naturally purify and air out, so you don’t need to wash it as frequently as other materials. Sometimes though you may need to treat a spill or stain.
Read on for our top care and cleaning tips.
Spot clean minor spills
Act fast: Blot the spill immediately using a clean cloth. Remember to blot, not rub!
Cold water: Run cold water through the stain from the back. This will force the spill out the way it came in.
Mild detergent: If the stain persists, use a mild detergent. Rub it gently over the stained area and rinse with cold water.
Top tip: Organic olive oil is a superb mild and effective soap that restores the protective hydrolipidic film of wool and restores the natural lanolin in wool, making the blanket, or garment, beautifully soft.
Storing woollen blankets
Before you store away your blanket, consider dry cleaning it. Why so? Well, moths have a penchant for food stains and body oils, and clean wool is far less attractive to them! A fresh blanket also emerges from storage ready to comfort without any lingering odours or residues.
Store your blanket in a cool, dry place. Consider using breathable cotton storage bags and adding cedar blocks or sachets of dried lavender for extra protection against moths.
Air it out:
Every now and then, hang your blanket in a shaded area away from direct sunlight, preferably outdoors for air flow. This airing process revitalises the wool, keeping it fresh and vibrant. Top tip: hang your blanket outside on a frosty day, and then bring it back inside. As the blanket thaws out, the wool fibres are revitalised and the blanket becomes loftier.
Gently groom it:
To rejuvenate your wool blanket, employ a soft-bristle garment brush. Spread the blanket out evenly and gently brush in line with the wool’s natural grain. This method aligns the wool fibres uniformly, cleans superficial dirt, and restores the blanket’s smooth texture.