FIT ALBUM 2018
Made of 100% merino wool. Super soft and cozy.
All of our garments are made from clean and safe wool.
Oeko-Tex certified -Deemed free of harmful substances according to global standards as determined by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology.
Handwash in warm/tepid water OR machine wash inside out on WOOL-CYCLE (different from delicate cycle) with wool wash.
Garments designated as machine-washable (MW) can tolerate delicate cycle. No bleach or whiteners.
Standard wool garments must be laid flat to air dry. Garments designated as machine-washable can be tumbled dry on low to medium heat. See notes below.*
If hand-washing, remove excess water by pressing in a towel or spin cycle (only) in washing machine. Lay flat to air dry.
*Garments specifically designated as machine-washable (MW) are also tumble-dry safe. We recommend low heat. Tumble dry with other items for optimal tumbling and more efficient drying. You will notice a small amount of shrinkage after the first 1-2 tumble-dryings (similar to a new cotton shirt that you wash/dry for the first couple of times). The higher the heat the more significant the shrinkage. Mentioning b/c some customers purposefully attempt to shrink their garments.
A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
1. Be mindful that some people experience a break-in period for these pants.
If you've never worn merino wool leggings we want you to be aware that you might experience some itch with the first few wears. The wool is extra fine and soft and we promise it will become softer and silkier with wear. It is exactly the same as the merino wool in the baby garments we sell. We like to describe the first few wears as the break-in period. Like a new pair of leather shoes or a crisp pair of jeans...they need to be broken in a little before you reach an optimal level of comfort. After a couple rounds of wearing/washing, your wool leggings will feel like soft buttery perfection. If you find that you are sensitive, you can lanolize or treat with wool softener (Unicorn Beyond Soft/Fibre Rinse) to help reduce any itch during the break-in period.
When hand washed OR machine washed (wool cycle only) and ONLY AIR DRIED I have not noticed a significant amount of shrinkage with these leggings. They will plump up and tighten slightly but they relax again after you wear them for an hour or two. The most significant change over time with several washings will be shortening up a bit (~10%).
With regard to the "machine-washable" leggings (I type this with quotes b/c all of our wool is safe to wash in the machine as long as you use WOOL-CYCLE only) you will only see a significant amount of shrinkage if you decide to tumble dry the MW woolies (Denim, Grizzly 2018 and all 2019 colors are MW).
The MW leggings will not felt in the dryer but they will shrink up a bit the first 1-2 times you dry them. The amount of shrinkage depends on dryer heat. If you intend to shrink them a little to get a snugger fit then I suggest starting with a low heat setting. If you want more shrinkage after that you can bump up the heat the next time you dry to achieve the desired effect. The higher the heat the more shrinkage. If you decide to tumble dry the machine-washable leggings, dry along with a small load so that sufficient tumbling and drying is occurring rather than the pants simply plopping up and down in the dryer by themselves.
We recommend wearing as a relaxed to semi-relaxed fit for optimal wear and longevity. If you are going for a legging-type look rather than the jogger look, try to find a size that isn't stretched to the max. The seams on these natural fiber knits are not going to be as strong as a pair of standard cotton or athletic leggings that you might be accustomed to. You want to be able to squat and move around in them without the crotch/butt seam pulling super tight. At rest there should be some give in the garment so that there isn't excessive stress on the seams with general movement/activity.