The short sleeved vests in 100 % organic merino wool from Engel are perfect as a vest all year round.
- warm, super-soft and breathable - the perfect base laye
- very soft and very stretchy
- helps regulate body temperature
Engel short sleeved vest in 100 % merino wool
Please note these come up small! Order a size bigger if you are in doubt! These come in sizes from 104 (3-4 years) to 140 (9-10 years). The sizes refer to the height of your child in cm, so you can also measure to make sure you have the right size!
Disana and Engel garments are made of untreated merino wool, which has not been subject to any chemical treatments to improve washability. As it's untreated wool and contain lanolin it naturally rejects dirt, is repellent to bacterial growth and it is self cleaning therefore it does not need as much washing as cotton. Air garments frequently and they can be worn many times without washing and you can spot wash them if something has been spilled on them.
When washing is required we recommend washing your wool garment by hand. When handwashing, great care is needed to ensure the garment does not shrink or 'felt'. Wash very gently by hand in water that must stay the same cool temperature both for washing and rinsing. Changing temperature can shock the wool and shrink it. You should use a special soap for wool or shampoo. Stretch the wool into shape when wet, and pull lengthwise and lay flat to dry naturally avoiding direct heat.
How to Wash Merino Wool in the Machine
Disana and Engel recommends machine washing their wool garments only if you trust your machine; test your wool cycle with an old Merino wool garment to ensure no shrinking or felting occurs. We cannot accept returns of shrunken or felted wool items if they have been machine washed. If you are planning to wash them in the machine they may shrink a bit length wise, to prevent this happening stretch them lengthwise when they come out of the machine and perhaps buy a bigger size than otherwise. If you use the machine to spin items, the revolutions must be below 400.
We recommend washing all wool fleece by hand, gentle, no rubbing, squeezing or wringing. lay it flat on a towel to dry. Often spraying a little water mist on it and having it out will help it self clean.
For tough stains use gall soap, a powerful natural stain remover which is kind to delicate fabrics. Dab the gall soap on to the stain, leave a few minutes then wash as normal.
Wool is protected from dirt and moisture by its natural lanolin content, which is removed over time by washing. In order to restore the wool’s waterproof and dirt-proof qualities, you can use a detergent which contains some lanolin for everyday washing or you can use a separate lanolin conditioner from time to time. Simply soak the wool in a solution of warm water and lanolin for 10 minutes, squeeze out the water (or spin on a low speed) then leave to dry.