It is no secret that we love wool and its amazing qualities. Unfortunately, so do moths. Therefore, it’s important to take precautions in relation to use, storage, and cleaning. We have here gathered four pieces of advice so you can avoid moths and secure your products so they will last a long time.
If you wear your clothing it is easy to keep the moths away. Moths do not attack clothing in circulation that is worn frequently. In contrast, if your woollen clothing is unworn for weeks, it is important that you take the below precautions into consideration.
By storing your clean woollen clothing in airtight bags or boxes, it is not possible for the moths to get through to your clothing. Also, if you have experienced a plague of moths, we recommend storage in airtight bags or boxes to deprive any surviving larvae of oxygen.
Household dust is present in all homes, and it is especially difficult to avoid in a closet or bedroom where you often store your clothing. However, dust and dirt can attract moths. Therefore, it’s a good idea to vacuum and clean your wardrobe regularly.
Cedarwood, lavender and lemon have multiple good qualities: they have a lovely scent, but they can also help keep moths away. Therefore, it can be advantageous for you to add cedarwood or place dried flowers in a little fabric bag and put it in the bag or box where your store your woollen clothing.
Unfortunately, plagues of moths can take place. The best thing to do is wash and dry your clothing. When it’s completely dry, store it in an airtight bag or box to deprive any surviving larvae of oxygen. You can also hang your clothing in frosty weather or put the clothing in your freezer for 24 hours. Vacuum and clean your closet before you put your clothes back in.
If you often experience plagues of moths, we recommend buying a moth trap.
Here, you can find two repair guides that illustrate how to repair and mend your DILLING clothes in case of a moth attack
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DILLING is a Danish family enterprise with a long tradition of producing organic wool products that will keep you warm. Today, we make organic clothing in organic merino wool and cotton for the whole family with the fourth generation, Morten Dilling, at the helm. Our organic wool wear sells at favourable prices because you are buying directly from the manufacturer.
You’ll find soft, breathable, and allergy-friendly clothing in natural materials on our website, produced without harmful chemicals and within Europe's borders under good working conditions.
Most of our products are certified with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and gently dyed at DILLING's own dyehouse in Denmark.