We hear from customers all the time that they’ve had their Wigwams for years! While we pride ourselves on knitting a high quality, durable product, there are a few things you can do at home to make your socks last this long too.
Use these care instructions to wear your Wigwams for as long as possible.
A wide variety of casual and hiking socks contain Merino wool. Wool socks should be washed on a gentle cycle with warm water. Turn socks inside out for the wash and tumble dry on low heat. We recommend using a mild soap, and refraining from using fabric softener or bleach.
Most running socks and cycling socks are at least partially acrylic. Luckily, acrylic socks are simple to care for. Using a mild detergent and the gentle cycle are still recommended, but not necessary. To extend their lifespan even more, wash socks inside-out in a garment bag.
Many classic sock styles contain nylon. Nylon socks should be washed in cold water with other Nylon clothing to prevent pilling. An all-purpose detergent will suffice, but we still recommend washing them on a gentle cycle, possibly in a small garment bag.
For storing your Merino wool socks in the off season, start with clean socks. Pests are attracted to soiled wool, so storing them clean is the best practice. Balling and folding up socks for storage isn’t recommended for any Wigwams, as the shape can be compromised, so lay socks flat on top of one another.
Ideally, you should keep your wool socks in an airtight container, like a plastic tub with a lid. Cedar or cedar chips may also help protect them.