January 10th, 2023

W.ICONS: How To Care For Your Winter Woolens

I love a list of tips and this one on maintaining woolens by W.ICONS is pretty good. Depilling is my specialty.

  • Love a good organization post! I have used The Laundress cashmere products for years, but now I am on the search for a comparable replacement since their current recall.
    Anyone have a great recommendation?

    JenJanuary 10th, 2023  11:34 AM

  • Preston, do you have a favorite depilling tool? I keep striking out.

    T. ArmstrongJanuary 10th, 2023  3:07 PM

  • Conair, the one that plugs in. I take off the safety ring and it’s a depilling monster.

    PrestonJanuary 10th, 2023  3:58 PM

  • To Jen – I have used Le Blanc Towel Wash and Linen Wash for many years and love it. They both come in a lavender fragrance, which is subtle and nice for the linens especially, and unscented. When The Laundress got shelved, I started using Le Blanc Laundry Wash in the Portfolio scent. I’m very happy with it. They also make a Down Wash and a Silk Wash, which could take the place of Laundress Delicates products.. The two Laundress products I miss most are for Denim and Sports. I suspect they will be back again soon.

    PaulaJanuary 10th, 2023  6:02 PM

  • I love this community that you have brought together Preston! Paula, I can’t thank you enough for the recommendation!

    JenJanuary 11th, 2023  1:09 PM

  • Yes, I second what Jen said! This community that Preston fosters is lovely. And I also appreciate Paula’s Le Blanc recommendation. Subtle lavender sounds like a pleasure.

    RMJanuary 11th, 2023  10:07 PM

  • Ooh I love a good debobble, very satisfying. Thanks for the recommendations for cleansers, just used up the last of my Laundress and was looking for Woolite. I think the most useful tip for me was to use a hand held steamer to refresh and wash less.

    SueMJanuary 12th, 2023  8:18 AM

  • A good quality steamer – hand-held or whatever is ideal – it’s on my list for kicking off 2023! I welcome recommendations. Another pressing issue – needing a new washer/dryer and discovering all of the measurements have changed considerably industry-wide since we last purchased! I can’t rebuild my laundry room to accommodate the washer and dryer. :-)))

    PaulaJanuary 12th, 2023  7:27 PM

  • I have this Conair steamer and it’s great. Just put small washer and dryer in the master bath and it’s been life altering.

    PrestonJanuary 13th, 2023  1:22 AM

  • I have used Orvus paste soap for a long time for cashmere, wools, down jackets, quilts, needlework, etc. I have never had an issue with it; garments turn out fluffy and clean. It can be obtained in a gallon (!) size for handwashing-it lasts forever- and packets for use in a HE washing machine. It is used by museum curators for fine textiles, quilts, etc. Equestrians use it for washing horses. It is pure soap with no additives.

    RebeccaJanuary 13th, 2023  3:00 PM

  • Paula, look at European brands: Asko and Miele. They make many compact, smaller sized washer dryer units.

    KeriDJanuary 13th, 2023  3:01 PM

  • Just a note about the Toteme sweater in the photo. I thought you had posted it before, and someone mentioned a Gap dupe. I can’t find it (maybe I saw it somewhere else), but I ordered it and it is really fabulous for a small fraction of the price.

    SharonJanuary 13th, 2023  4:42 PM

  • Thank you, Preston, for this great idea and for the steamer link! I’m on it! :-))

    PaulaJanuary 13th, 2023  11:27 PM

  • And thank you, Keri D! I have an Asko DW and love it; was the only model that would fit with our non-standard counter-tops. Getting far off-topic here, but this all makes me wonder how do the people in historic Charleston outfit those wonderful small-scale homes?

    PaulaJanuary 14th, 2023  11:14 PM

  • Sharon
    Cos has this


    OYSHO has this


    There are tons of very similar versions all across the high street brands.

    BeccaJanuary 15th, 2023  3:47 AM

  • I live in a 13 foot wide Victorian Townhouse.
    We just restored our kitchen and replaced the fridge with a Smeg, a Z Line gas stove and a 18inch dishwasher …all three are black to offset our Black and White ceramic floor and Farrow and Ball Smoke green walls.
    To tie it all together we added a black stone farm house sink.
    It looks amazing and all appliances plus the sink are on the smallish side, it can be done !

    SusanJanuary 15th, 2023  10:27 AM


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