Caring for your
icebreaker merino.

icebreaker garments are designed to be easy for you to care for.

How to wash merino wool.

Use a cold and gentle machine wash cycle (30 degrees and approx. 500 revs per minute) with regular powder or liquid detergent. Avoid hot water as heat may shrink merino wool, and don't use softeners or bleach. Separate light and darks and wash like colours together.

How to dry merino wool.

Refer to your garments care label for drying instructions. Avoid putting your merino garments in the tumble dryer. We recommend air drying your garments in the shade and airing out between washes to get the most out of merino wool's natural odour resistance.

How to store merino garments.

Always clean your garments before storing – this helps prevent odours, stains and build-up of dirt. For best results, store folded rather than hung.

Garments and odour.

Merino fibres absorb and release moisture to help manage odours.
The fibres work this way in our garments the same as they do in the sheep that supply our merino. We strongly recommend that you only wash your garments using the specific care instructions on the garments label. Please read the care instructions on the tag of your garment for detailed instructions.

FAQs about merino wool care.

We recommend that you wash your icebreaker garments following the specific care instructions on the garments label or in the products care section onsite using regular powder or liquid detergent, unless the garment is dry clean only. Separate light and darks as usual. Don’t use softeners or bleach.

Some icebreaker merino garments are suitable for dry cleaning. Please check the garments label to see if your garment can be dry cleaned.

Merino bounces back into shape easily after washing, so you may find that you don’t need to iron your merino at all. Refer to the specific care instructions on the garments label for drying instructions.

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