Golden rules of how to wash any type of school jumperChoose the right setting
Always opt for the delicate setting. The gentle touch ensures that the intricate knitwork of the jumper is treated with the care it deserves.
Short wash cycles
Select the shortest cycle available. This minimises the exposure to friction, preserving the jumper's softness and preventing any potential damage.
Check the care label
Before tossing your jumper into the wash, consult the fabric care label to ensure it's washer safe. Following manufacturer guidelines helps maintain the garment's integrity. If you’re unsure, all our product pages include the individual care instructions for each item.
Keep your knitwear separate from heavier fabrics like denim to prevent unnecessary wear and tear during the wash.
Turn inside out
To combat pilling, turn the jumper inside out before washing. Button up all buttons and close zips to further protect the fabric.
If using a dryer, choose the lowest heat setting. For best results, lay the garment flat to air dry. Avoid hanging wool or knitted items, as this can cause fibres to stretch.
How to wash cotton school jumpersCotton school jumpers have the advantage of being relatively easy to care for. Here's a quick cheat sheet to help you maintain your child's cotton school jumper:
Always check the fabric care label for specific temperature recommendations. One+All recommend that their cotton school cardigans and jumpers should be washed at 40°C or below.
If your washing machine has a cotton cycle, use it. This setting is tailored for all cotton garments, ensuring a thorough but gentle wash.
There are a million and one options available out there. If you’re looking for a more planet-friendly detergent, I’ve been reviewing ethical laundry products on the Treesa' Good blog.
Avoid fabric softener
Fabric softener can weaken fibres and damage garments. Yes, they make your clothes soft and smell nice. But is it worth it?!
You can confidently care for your child's cotton school jumpers and cardigans, keeping them soft, vibrant, and ready to face whatever winter throws at us. Happy washing!
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