Alpaca socks are an excellent option to keep your feet comfortable and protected during your outdoor adventures.
Alpaca is a durable and strong natural fiber that requires proper care to maintain its quality and softness. If you want to know more, we will provide you with some useful tips on how to care for and wash your hiking or trekking socks so that you can enjoy them for a long time.
It may sound like an obvious thing, but before starting, it is important to read the labels or instructions provided on the packaging of our products with specific care recommendations, such as washing temperatures or drying instructions.
1. Read the care instructions:
2. Hand wash:
Although some alpaca socks can be machine washed, we recommend hand washing our products to avoid excessive wear.
Just fill a bowl with warm water, add a mild, bleach-free detergent, soak the socks for 10-15 minutes and gently scrub to remove dirt. Then rinse them with clean water until no detergent residue remains.
3. Avoid using fabric softener
Fabric softener can negatively affect the natural properties of the alpaca fiber, so it is best to avoid using it when washing your hiking socks. Alpaca is naturally soft, so you won't need fabric softener to maintain its properties.
4. Air dry:After washing your socks, avoid wringing them to remove excess water, as this can cause them to become misshapen. Instead, lay them out on a towel and let them air dry. Avoid exposing them directly to strong sunlight or in the dryer, as this can damage the alpaca fibers.
5. Proper storage:When you're not wearing your alpaca socks, it's important to store them correctly to prevent them from getting dirty or damaged. Wash them before storing them to remove any residue of sweat or dirt. Make sure they are completely dry before storing them in a clean, dry place. You can fold them gently and store them in a drawer or place them in a breathable cloth bag to protect them from moisture and insects.
Remember that proper care of your alpaca socks not only guarantees their durability, but also their performance and comfort. By keeping them clean and free of odors, you'll be ready to face any outdoor adventure with comfort and confidence.
We hope these tips will be useful for you to care for and wash your hiking, trekking and other outdoor sports socks.