Skip's tips to keep your delicate wool items looking newer for longer


I’ve had my favourite jersey for almost 10 years now!  Considering I picked it up at Primark in London – the ultimate bargain shopping chainstore – it’s amazing how well it’s lasted. Thanks to the ‘wool cycle’ option on machines, I no longer have to handwash delicate fabrics like this. I love this jersey because it goes with almost everything in my wardrobe. Currently, I enjoy pairing it with a jumpsuit and brogues, accessorized with some hoop earrings or a choker. – True Love Fashion Editor, Jessica Ramashoba.

Certain types of wool, such as cashmere and merino are ideal for the African winter temperatures, giving you warmth, comfort and style.


Storing your delicate woolen fabrics correctly can help to keep them newer for longer. Make sure the shelves where you store your jerseys are kept clean and dust-free. Store items away from direct sunlight as sunlight rots fabrics. Hang your woollen jerseys without stretching them, by folding them over a hanger.

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  • Woollens are natural, soft fibres, which can quickly felt with careless or rigorous washing.
  • When washing, always check the label. If the garment is marked as machine washable, always use the gentlest cycle and the special woolen programmes (wash at 30 – 40 degrees).
  • Use Skip Auto powder with Fibre Care Technology, designed to penetrate deeply to thoroughly clean and care for every fibre.
  • Once clean, woolens should be left to dry, flat and inside out, to prevent stretching. Place on a flat surface and gently pull into shape. Dry out of direct sunlight and heat.

Skip with fibre care technology is designed to penetrate deeply to thoroughly clean and care for every fibre to keep clothes like new for longer. #NewerForLonger.

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