To preserve the innate properties of milled loden it is best not to dry-clean it extensively. Similar to human hair – wool contains natural oils that protect the fiber – harsh chemicals used during dry cleaning destroy this delicate balance and take away from the inherent luster and beauty of this unique material.

Milled loden can easily be hand-washed as needed 
in luke warm water using a special wool detergent. It is best to 
turn the garment inside out, to gently move the item through the 
water avoiding any rubbing, stretching or wringing of the fabric. 
Gently squeeze out the water and then roll the garment up in a 
bath towel to gently remove any excess water. Lay flat to dry in 
a well-ventilated area. Some modern washing mashines offer a special wool wash program. This program gently rocks the material back and forth rather than exposing the garment to a stressful spinning motion, which prevents unwanted felting of the wool. To dry the garment after washing just follow the same instructions listed for hand washing please. We recommend not drying milled loden in a dryer.Some modern washing machines offer a special wool wash program. This program gently rocks the material back and forth rather than exposing the garment to a stressful spinning motion,  which prevents unwanted felting of the wool. To dry the garment after washing just follow the same instructions listed for hand washing please. We recommend not drying milled loden in a dryer.

 The most natural is when you just hang the garment to fresh air. If there's a stain on the garment it is generally sufficient to dab this only with some gall soap and water.

 If you heed this your Hilda.Henri garment will be a faithful companion.