Knitwear is a renowed wardrobe essential for men and women during the colder season, from sweaters to coats and accessories, wool has fantastic properties for winter wear.
For our Autumn/Winter Range, we thought it would be perfect time to introduce our Brushed School Jumper, which has been crafted from the finest wool from the Shetland Isles in Scotland. Renowned for it’s durability and insulating qualities, a Shetland wool jumper is definitely one of our wardrobe essentials this season. Crafted from a rich palette autumnal shades from burgundy, navy, forest green and grey, and then double brushed for the ultimate fuzziness, comfort and softness, our School Jumper is one of our favourite item’s for AW17.
Shetland Sheep have been accredited for their soft and crimped fleeces, making their wool the finest of all native breeds. Although Shetland Wool can be deemed as rather itchy, a brushing technique is used to help alleviate the issue. The classically charming fabric is loved by many…and for many reasons too; they are not bulky and are crafted to have a lofty feel about them, resulting in an equally airing yet offer an oven-like warming effect without weighing you down.
To those who love their knitwear, washing disasters are a well known story, but learning how to wash and care your garments is vital if you want to wear it from each year to the next. When properly cared for, investing in a Shetland wool garment will be worth every penny, ensuring you have a stylish and truly insulating layer of warmth and comfort every winter.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR WOOL
1. Handwash your garment, very gently using a trusted detergent (specifically for wool if possible) in a basin of warm water
2. Rinse carefully and squeeze as much water as you can from the garment, but do not twist or wring it
3. Place the jumper flat on a towel and let it air dry in a cool place until completely dry- avoid heat or strong sunlight.
4. It’s best to fold your jumpers and store in a clean dry place, rather than using hangers as this may stretch your garments.