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Mohair Care 101: Keeping Your Throws Fluffy Forever

We believe in creating luxurious mohair throws that become cherished family companions for years to come. But just like any treasured item, proper care is essential to maintain their softness, beauty, and longevity.  So, we’ve pulled together some Glamorous Goat secrets to keep your mohair products feeling like a hug forever!

Gentle Cleansing: The Art of Washing Mohair

Mohair's natural properties make it surprisingly easy to care for. Unlike many other fibres, it's resistant to dirt and odours. However, occasional cleaning can still be necessary. Here's the golden rule: hand wash only. Harsh chemicals and high temperatures found in washing machines can damage the delicate fibres.

  1. Fill a basin with cool or lukewarm water (never hot!). Use a gentle wool detergent or a mild shampoo.
  2. Submerge your throw and gently swish it around. Don't scrub or agitate it excessively or that can tighten / shrink the fibres.
  3. Let it soak for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with cool water until the water runs clear. Squeeze out excess water gently but avoid hard wringing.
  5. Lay the throw flat on a clean towel and reshape it gently. Roll it up in the towel to absorb excess moisture. Lay it to dry out of direct sun, on a flat surface. Don't hang it to dry, as the weight of the water can cause the mohair to stretch.

Storing Your Throw: A Breath of Fresh Air

When your mohair items aren’t in use, proper storage is key to maintaining their pristine condition. Here's what to keep in mind:

  • Choose a cool, dry place: Avoid direct sunlight or heat sources, as these can dry out the fibres and make them brittle.
  • Breathable storage is best: Opt for a cotton or linen closet organiser instead of airtight plastic containers. Mohair thrives on ventilation.
  • Cedar chips are your friend: Placing a few cedar chips in your storage area can act as a natural moth repellent.

Maintaining the Fluff: A Little TLC Goes a Long Way

With a little love, your mohair throw can stay luxuriously soft for years to come. Here are some simple tips:

  • Give it a gentle shake out every few weeks: This helps dislodge any dust or dirt particles and restores the natural loft of the fibres.
  • In Winter Open a window: Hang your throw near an open window on a dry day to let fresh air circulate and remove any lingering odours.
  • Invest in a soft brush: A cashmere comb or a soft bristle brush can be used occasionally to fluff up the mohair and remove any pilling that may occur.
  • Spot clean spills promptly: Don't let spills linger. Use a damp cloth with a mild detergent to dab at the stain. Rinse the area with clean water and let it air dry.
  • Rotate your throws: Don't store the same throws for extended periods. Rotate them in and out of use to prevent moths from targeting them.

Remember: Treat your mohair throw with a little TLC, and it will reward you with years of warmth, comfort, and timeless style. By following these simple care tips, you’ll ensure your Glamorous Goat throw remains a cherished part of your home for a lifetime.

Get ready, snuggle up, and enjoy the luxurious comfort of mohair this winter.

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