Children's Organic Boiled Wool Gloves
Lovely children's mittens made from boiled organic merino wool and fully lined with organic cotton. Size 2 has a velcro fixing to keep them on and strings to prevent them getting lost; the larger sizes have elastic encased in the fabric at the wrist.
Wool is not completely waterproof but lanolin, the natural oil present in the fabric (that stops sheep from getting wet in the rain), makes it fairly water resistant so these are suitable for wet and snowy days.
Ethically made in Germany by Pickapooh
Colours: The dark pink and plum match Disana's dark pink and plum. Red and navy match the red and navy of Disana prior to 2017 and the grey is garker than Disana's. Let us know if you need help with colour matching.
size 2: 6-12m (15.5cm total, 11cm hand)
size 3: 2-4y (17cm total, 12cm hand)
size 4: 4-6y (19cm total, 13.5cm hand)
size 5: 7-10y (21cm total, hand 15cm)
Measurements are taken as length overall, and then the hand length from the wrist elastic to the longest point.
Care. Ideally these should be handwashed in warm water with a wool detergent. If you have a good wool cycle on your machine you can also machine wash, but be sure to use the correct temperature (30-40deg) and a specialist wool detergent.
WOOL AND WOOL/SILK CARE
Wool and silk/wool do not need as much washing as cotton. These fabrics are repellent to bacterial growth and have amazing self-cleaning properties. Air these garments frequently and you will find they smell fresh for many wears
This should be gently hand washed or machine washed on a 30 deg wool cycle using a specialist detergent for delicate fabrics only.
Wool is very sensitive to both temperature and pH so never use cold water, or a cold rinse after a warm wash as this can 'shock' the wool and cause matting. It's also essential to use a proper wool detergent.
An occasional light lanolin treatment will also prolong the life and help maintain the natural waterproof and dirt resistant qualities. More more information see our washing and care section here
Spread to dry flat away from a direct heat source. They can be hung on the line to dry if they are not too wet (which may cause the garment to stretch out of shape).
For tough stains use gall soap, a powerful natural stain remover which is kind to delicate fabrics. Dab the gall soap on to the stain, leave a few minutes then wash as normal.