Tis the season for ugly holiday sweaters and while you are out being holly and jolly, your sweater is getting dirty!

Keep your ugly sweaters fresh with these simple tips from our laundry expert Mary Zeitler.

First, always check the care label on your sweater. This will help you find the best way to wash your sweater.
If your sweater does not have a label, it’s best to wash it depending on the material it is made of.

Wool Sweaters

Follow the care label for cleaning instructions, but if labeled “hand wash,” use your washer’s hand wash or wool cycle with cool water. Easy care wool knits can be cleaned on the gentle or wool cycle of your washer with warm water. Dry on a flat surface away from direct heat or sunlight.

Acrylic Knits

Acrylics can be sensitive to pilling. Machine-wash in cool water on a gentle cycle or wash by hand, but do not wring. Tumble dry on low heat settings or as recommended on the care label.

Beading, sequins, and feathers

Details like beading, sequins and feathers make it a challenge to clean the conventional way, and professional cleaning is recommended.