I've always been really intimidated to try wool. The thought of lanolizing it made me even less willing to try it out. Then I stumbled into the Rox + Rumble Chit Chat page on Facebook and couldn't believe how adorable all that wool was. I reached out to Megan to see if she wanted to partner up for a review because I wanted as many people as possible to see how cute all this wool is! I gave Megan my little guy's stats and guessed which size I thought he'd be. Then I told her anything blue would be amazing because that's his favorite color. And really guys, it's ridiculously hard to go on her website and pick out just one favorite piece of wool. She sent us the gorgeous Nautilus. You guys, these wool pants are way more gorgeous in person than in photos.
Here's the big question though. How do you care for your Woolsters? Like previously mentioned, you don't have to wash them daily. But, when you do need to wash them, here are the proper washing instructions:
- Step One: Rox + Rumble recommends that you handwash your Woolsters. However, some washing machines have a "wool cycle". If you feel you can trust your washer, feel free to wash them on the "wool cycle". The main concern is that you don't want to run into felting. This is when there is too much friction on the wool fibers and they start to shrink. You need to wash your wool with a very delicate soap or soap specifically for wool and follow the directions on the soap label.
- Step Two: If you're hand washing, squeeze the water out. DO NOT wring it out. You can cover the Woolster in a towel and press out the excess water. Step Three: Dry flat and make sure you DO NOT USE ANY HEAT! If you do, they will felt and they will shrink and you'll probably cry if that happens.
I've been lurking on the group long enough to know that matching your Woolsters with cute shirts are a big deal. So I've taken it upon myself to snap a few photos of matches that I thought were pretty darn cute.
Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for a review. I was in no other way compensated and all opinions are my own!