Washing guide

Caring for your merino wool

DILLING’s wool is unique. Our wool is produced without chlorine and plastic (Superwash*). To keep the wonderful, natural properties of the merino wool fibres intact, machine wash your wool clothing on a wool setting at 30°C or hand wash in lukewarm water. Remember to always use wool detergent.

Please read the care instructions on your garment for specified instructions.

*Superwash is a treatment that is used to improve the wool’s washing abilities by coating the fibres with a thin layer of plastic. This treatment makes the wool more resistant to sudden temperature changes and rough handling. All in all, it makes the wool fibres washing-machine friendly. Unfortunately, with this treatment a lot of chlorine (AOX) is discharged with the wastewater, which has a negative impact on the environment. The treatment also ruins a lot of the natural properties of the wool. The plastic coating impairs the wool fibres’ natural ability to isolate against the cold, regulate temperatures, and absorb moisture.

Download or print our free washing guide here.

Helpful tips that make it easy for you to care for your DILLING products.

Use wool detergent

Whether hand or machine washing, you should always use detergent specifically for wool. This is because standard detergent contains enzymes that will damage wool, whereas wool detergent is gentle and extends the life of the wool. You can purchase DILLING’s own wool detergent which is free from perfumes and labelled with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, and suitable for both hand and machine washing. It is kind to the colour and fibres of the wool, helping prevent it from fading or losing its shape.

Do not soak woollen clothing

If you hand wash your wool, do not leave the wool clothing to soak as this will damage the wool fibres. Rinse in clean, lukewarm water.

Do not wring your woollen clothing

Do not wring. Instead, gently press the water out. Hang or lay your wool clothing to dry on a drying rack.  

Caring for your cotton                             

We use hand-picked cotton - long, durable, and soft fibres - that can withstand regular and frequent washing. High-quality cotton products, like ours, will hold up much longer before showing signs of wear and tear – even after extensive wear and washing. So, wash your DILLING cotton as you would usually do.    

DILLING’s cotton can withstand regular and frequent washing at any temperature. Up to 60°C, we guarantee the cotton products will maintain their original shape and colour.

Our cotton products can also be ironed and tumble dried. When tumble dried, however, the cotton may shrink more than the usual 5%, but it will not be damaged.

Please read the care instructions on your garment for specified instructions

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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.

You'll find DILLING's products in the following countries:  dk.dilling.comdilling.dedilling.sedilling.nldilling.fidilling.frno.dilling.com.