following instructions will help you in the process of washing, drying and
storing the alpaca products from Andean Art.
are two ways of washing your alpaca products (we do not recommend the use
of a washing machine): hand washing and dry cleaning.
Most products require only the first type. However, we recommend, if
needed, a periodical (one year) dry clean. Other products
(structured coats, finely woven items or accessories) should only be dry cleaned.
Use cool water ( 85ºF/196ºC
max.) and a mild soap or a human hair
- Never use chlorine bleach.
Woolite is not recommended.
- Remove any excess water
carefully, avoiding any wringling or
Dry the product in a flat
position in the shade. Block the product, reshaping it to its original
By hand, carefully remove
any wrinkles and straighten seams and facings. Never use a
- After the product has dried,
touch up with a cool iron as needed
If you have a several pieces
outfit we recommend that you clean it at the same time to avoid color
discrepancies after the washing process.
- Inform the cleaner of any
spot or stains.
- Ask the cleaner to use a
fresh solvent in low heat and a process that does not involve
- It is recommended that you
go to a dry cleaner that has previously dealt with
Storing and preserving your
- Before storing, make sure
that the item is fully dry.
There are various techniques
to avoid damage resulting from the presence of moths. It will be better
if you store the product in a sealed cedar chest, a freezer (in a zip
lock bag) or any moth protected
- Sachets using dried lavender
are also useful.
- We do not recommend the use
hope that the above instructions will be useful for you. If you still have
doubts or questions, please write to