Detergent for delicate/expensive sweaters

ice_cream_loverDecember 4, 2010

Hi, I really would like your tips for a special detergent for very delicate sweaters, I've been using woolite for a long time, but it doesn't work ok for some of them, they look flat (not fluffy) and "old" (they're not) What kind of detergent can you recomend ?

Thanks for your help


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You may have more luck posting this is the laundry forum (there are some real laundry gurus there).

I would want more information about these sweaters. What material are they? Cashmere? Silk? Are the embellished with something?

I personally love Vaska Herbatergent (I have the lavender one) for my fine washables but I also have the Laundress Wool/Cashmere. I'm not a huge fan of the Laundress line but the wool/cashmere really does do a beautiful job.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vaska

    Bookmark   December 5, 2010 at 11:01AM
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Buy some shampoo at the dollar store, see if that works. You night also try using "Dryel" dry-cleaner substitute that works in the dryer. Other than that, it may be hopeless. My experience is, once a delicate material is ruined, it can't be revived.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2010 at 11:28AM
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Detergent is a consideration (I use the same product they use at a museum here in NYC to care for their fabrics) but it might help to consider how the item is washed, dried and blocked. I tend to focus more on the material type than any one brand for all clothing, so my contribution would be to also consider the process if it's worth it.

There are a bunch of folks here who've tried a TON of detergent brands. You'll find one! :)

    Bookmark   December 5, 2010 at 1:12PM
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