The Merino wool that goes into the Mount Vernon Collection comes from reputable ranches located in the U.S. Mountain states. Cestari pays a premium for the highest quality Merino available in order to ensure the future of the American sheep & wool industry and to be able to make a top quality merino yarn. The merino is soft and untreated by chemicals. The Mount Vernon Collection is hand dyed using a small batch kettle method.
Hand wash or machine wash in COLD water on the Gentle Cycle. Allow to dry naturally on a flat surface. DO NOT DRY CLEAN so as to retain the natural lanolin oils in the wool.
A percentage of the natural lanolin has been deliberately retained in the yarn. This helps to protect the wool and act somewhat as a water repellent for the garment.