We’re all familiar with the problem… you’re totally in love with your new woollen sweater and you wear it as often as possible. But after wearing it a couple of times, your sweater already shows those annoying tiny fuzz balls. When it comes to pilling, no sweater is safe. We explain how pilling happens, but more importantly: how to get rid of it!
First, we would like to clear things up. The fact that certain garments show pilling, has nothing to do with either price or quality. it’s simply an inescapable characteristic of many types of wool. Even the most exclusive sweaters aren’t immune to pilling, because every moment of wearing or washing creates fabric abrasion and abrasion is the biggest cause of pilling. Every fabric has its pros and cons and overall, the rule states: the more wooly or hairy the fabric, the shorter the fibre, the more the fabric is likely to pill. Chunky and loose knits have a greater risk of pilling then heavier, more compact knits. But if you’re a lover of chunky-knit items, we totally understand that you wouldn’t give them up. So, it’s with love that we share our tips & tricks to prevent and remove pilling.