Can I tumble dry wool?

8 March 2016

Good news! Certain wool garments can safely be dried in a tumble dryer without the item shrinking.

Can I tumble dry wool?

Woolmark-approved garments that have a care claim that states ‘tumble dry’ can be tumble dried on a low heat setting or a setting for wool or delicates. It is advised to use a tumble dryer that has been approved by The Woolmark Company.

Find Woolmark-approved products in your country.

If your garment does not say Tumble Dry, it is best to flat dry your wool garment.

You may also notice that your wool garment’s sew-in label says Machine Wash. This means your Woolmark-certified garment can safely be machine washed in a washing machine multiple times, without shrinkage taking place.

The Woolmark Company has released a Wool Care Guide app, placing information on apparel care at the tip of your fingers. Available for all Apple and android devices, the Wool Care Guide app can be downloaded free-of-charge via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.