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Mohair Care and Cleaning

Our mohair throws and blankets are made in New Zealand in two sizes; a single knee throw or a double blanket. Mohair wool comes from the Angora goat and the hair is smooth and slightly iridescent so it reflects the light beautifully. This makes colours very vibrant.

Brushing Mohair

With use a mohair blanket will fluff up. This is perfectly normal and the fluffies can be tamed with a gentle brush with a natural bristle hairbrush (don't use a plastic brush with balls on the end of the bristles as they will catch). There will be a right direction and a wrong direction to brush the wool pile. How will you know? The right direction will make the wool lay flatter and smoother, the wrong direction will fluff the mohair up even more. Test a small area and once you are confident you have the right direction brush the whole blanket in that direction.
 

Washing a Mohair Throw or Blanket

Hand wash mohair in warm water with a mild wool wash detergent. Never use hot water. Soak for a few minutes and then very gently agitate and swish the mohair through the water to dislodge dirt particles. Do not over-work the mohair or it will matt up and be ruined. Rinse well in cool water and then spin out excess water. Lay the mohair throw flat on a clean towel to dry, it will dry quickly. Never put it in a tumble dryer. A brisk shake or a light brush will fluff up the wool pile just enough to look wonderful.
 

Protect and waterproof

If you are at all worried about spills or dirt on your mohair protect them when new with Fend Fabric & Footwear protector which is perfect to reply liquids, food and general grime. Keep your blanket safe from sticky Grandchild fingers or protect a mohair blanket being used in a rest home. The spray is non-toxic and does not wash off but makes stains unlikely and makes them even easy to wash if needed.

Our woolskin and wool wash shampoo is perfect to wash mohair and will leave it soft and shiny. Mohair throws can be dry-cleaned by a company with a good reputation.
 

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