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Try a sweater comb to look after your fave knitwear

If you love clothing made of natural fibers, there is a 99% chance, it will end up with those small annoying balls. You know, pills. This does not mean that sweater should be shoved to the back of the closet or donated to a charity store. Try a sweater comb to look after your fave items.


Try a sweater comb to look after your fave knitwear

Pills are not the most attractive accessory. Just because a piece of clothing may pill, does not mean it's defunct or cheap. Those little balls are the result of fibres, that have broken away from the thread and rubbed with others fibers, to become a ball. You might find they appear in places where your garment rubs. And if you are an Op shop/thrift store lover or clothing exchange fashionista, don't let those little balls stop you from picking up that second hand cashmere top.

Sweater combs are super easy to use. Simply run the comb along the area where the pills are. The pills will lift off and can go straight into a compost bin if the garment is solely made of a fiber that can break down naturally like wool.

These plastic free wooden options will have your clothes pill free in no time. 

Try a sweater comb to look after your fave knitwear



Try a sweater comb to look after your fave knitwear

If you don't want to invest in a sweater comb, try using a razor with extreme care. Another way to decrease the risk of the pill, is to hand-wash garments or place them inside a wash bag on a gentle short cycle.

What tips do you have for removing pilling?

4 comments

  1. Annette Worden9/02/2014

    I have used lots of different types of pill removers..the best I have used is a simple scourer that you would find in the kitchen cleaning aisle in the supermarket. one of the green ones is ideal and so cheap..works every time..

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    1. The scourer is a great idea - thanks for sharing. I tried a pumice stone but did not have much luck.

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  2. Hi Erin
    Where did you get your combs from?
    Thanks
    Kate

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    1. Hey Kate, I bought my sweater comb from a small shop in London, many years ago.

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