Merino wool shawl “Espiga” size 50 x 195 cm, one size. Made in Spain. Design Charlotte Houman.
Model: Height 160 cm
Merino wool shawl suitable for all seasons of the year. Wool is such a versatile fiber that it is also ideal for creating warm seasonal garments and also for those that involve extraordinary delicacy in their aesthetic composition. The poncho can be worn open as in the photo, and also closed with a personal brooch. The color is the natural white of merino sheep. The manufacture of the jacket has taken place entirely in Spain, with the utmost respect for the environment and people. The wool comes from the herd of merino sheep managed by Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza.
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Tips for taking care of wool garments
Wool is a natural fiber. It is repellent to water and dirt. It is not necessary to wash it frequently, since its natural protection, lanolin, disappears with many washes. It is enough to shake and hang the garment outdoors. When you need to wash, it can be done by hand or by machine, using a wool program, with cold water, or maximum 30 degrees. Centrifuge also in the wool program. Let dry by laying it horizontally on a towel. Use neutral, organic soap for wool, if possible. Iron at medium temperature.
To store in the most natural way, avoiding toxic products, for long periods it is recommended to put the product in a sealed cloth or plastic bag with 3 or 4 cedar wood pellets, to keep moth away. The balls have to be wrapped in a light cloth so they don’t stain the wool.
Merino wool is a natural product. Its handcrafted production in limited quantities means that small flaws can be found in the fabric, such as speckles of fibers of another color or a small knot. This makes it an even more special, natural and authentic product.