Caring for your Swanndri Clothing

Your Swanndri garments will give you years of loyal service if you look after them properly.
Each fabric type requires a slightly different approach, so read our guide below for some top tips.

Casual Wool Jackets and Bush Shirts

Our classic wool jackets and bush shirts are made from ZQ wool grown in New Zealand, they are rugged and hard wearing and easy to look after. We recommend using a wool detergent when you need to wash them, as this is kinder to fibres and does not leave a gritty residue.

Simply hand wash in cold water ensuring you rinse well with clear water.

Gently squeeze out excess water and allow the garment to dry flat in the shade.

When dry you can iron with a warm (not hot) iron when the garment is inside out if you need to.

Casual Wool Jackets & Bush Shirts

Applies to products:
  • Hudson, Seattle, Boston, Portland, Original, Ranger, Mosgiel, Ranger Extreme
Care Instructions
  • Cold hand wash using wool detergent only
  • Do not rub
  • Do not bleach
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Gently squeeze out water
  • Dry garment flat in shade
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Warm iron on inside of garment only
  • Dry cleanable
Tailored Wool Coats

Some of our more tailored pieces, should only be dry cleaned and are not suitable for hand or machine washing.

Tailored Wool Coats

Applies to products:
  • Monarch, Kaka, Falcon
Care Instructions
  • Dry clean only
Knitwear / Merino

We recommend storing knitwear folded in a cool dry place as hanging can cause your knitwear to 'grow' and become misshapen over time.

To keep it looking its best, use a detergent designed for wool garments and hand wash in cool water, keeping darker or bright colours for a separate wash.

You can gently spin dry your knitwear on a low speed to remove the excess water.

Dry your knitwear flat and in the shade.

You can use a warm iron once the garment is completely dry, if you need to.

Knitwear

Applies to products:
  • Knitwear includes lambswool, and mid weight merino
Care Instructions
  • Cold hand wash using wool wash detergent
  • Do not rub
  • Do not bleach
  • Rinse thoroughly with cold water. Gentle squeeze out excess water
  • Ease into shape
  • Dry garment flat in shade
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Warm iron on inside of garment only
  • Dry cleanable

Merino

Applies to products:
  • Base layer merino (Bucklands, Trotter, Sycamore Creek, Carmel)
Care Instructions
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Cool gentle machine wash inside out with wool detergent
  • Do not rub, bleach or wring
  • Rinse well
  • Dry flat in shade
  • Warm iron
  • Dry cleanable
T-Shirts

Our range of plain and printed t-shirts are manufactured from high quality cotton and will give you years of service if you treat them well.

We recommend a cold gentle machine wash, keeping similar colours together.

Avoid anything that may weaken the fabric, like soaking, bleaching or wringing.

Dry in the shade to prevent colour fade.

You can also turn the t-shirt inside out to preserve the colour even more.

You can iron on a warm setting when the garment is inside out, avoid applying heat to any print details.

We do not recommend tumble drying as it can weaken the fibres of your garment.

T-Shirts

Applies to products:
  • All Cotton T-shirts
Care Instructions
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Cold gentle machine wash
  • Do not soak, bleach or wring
  • Line dry in shade
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Warm iron on inside
  • Do not iron prints
  • Do not dry clean
Shirts

Our shirts are thoughtfully crafted and made to last.

Whether you have chosen our cosy brushed cotton, or one of our lightweight summer styles, they can all be machine washed on a gentle, cold cycle and dried on the line which will minimise the need for ironing.

If you do need to iron, use on a warm setting.

Shirts

Applies to products:
  • All Shirts
Care Instructions
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Cold gentle machine wash
  • Do not soak, bleach or wring
  • Line dry in shade
  • Do not tumble
  • Dry warm iron
  • Dry cleanable
Fleece

Our fleece is durable and easy to care for. Simply machine wash on a warm wash with similar fabrics and colours avoiding fabric softener in the wash as this will impact the performance of your fleece or sweatshirt.

Dry on a line in the shade and avoid tumble drying or ironing.

Fleece

Applies to products:
  • All Fleece and Sweatshirts
Care Instructions
  • Gentle cold machine wash
  • Do not soak or bleach
  • Do not use fabric softener
  • Line dry in shade
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Drycleanable
High Performance Fleece

These items are high performance fleece fabrications combined with other fabrics for durability and functionality. he Tundra Bush Shirt, for example, features a bonded membrane which means it can also keep you dry and keep the wind out.

These items can be cold machine washed on a gentle cycle and dried in the shade. Do not tumble dry these garments.

High Performance Fleece

Applies to products:
  • Tundra, High Rock, Low Rock
Care Instructions
  • Cold hand wash or machine wash separately
  • Do not bleach, do not use fabric softener
  • Line dry in the shade do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron do not dry clean
Oilskin

Your trusty oilskin has been crafted to ensure many years of solid service, but it will require a little maintenance from time to time to keep it at its best. Read our step-by-step guide and watch the 'how to care for Oilskin' video here.

Oilskin

Applies to products:
  • Evans Flat, Foxton, Levels, 3/4 sleeve, Waimak, Baxter, Glenore
Care Instructions
  • Brush dry dirt from the outer
  • Sponge with a damp cloth - cold water only
  • Do not machine wash
  • Do not use soap, detergent or solvent
  • Do not soak or bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Dry on a hanger in the shade until thoroughly dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
  • Store garment separately in a cool dry place
  • Reproofing of the outer may be required
Softshell

Our softshell fabric is durable and easy care. You can wash in a machine on a gentle, cold setting, and dry on a line in the shade. We don't recommend tumble drying or ironing this fabric.

Softshell

Applies to products:
  • Redwoods, Rimu, Ashbury
Care Instructions
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Cold gentle machine wash
  • Do not soak or bleach
  • Line dry out of direct sunlight
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
Rainwear

Your rainwear piece is designed to keep you dry in the elements, and you can keep it looking great and performing well for years to come by giving it the occasional hand wash in cold water.

Don't use fabric softener and rinse well, drying in the shade on a hanger.

We don't recommend applying heat to these fabrics, so don't iron or tumble dry.

Rainwear

Applies to products:
  • Thunderstorm, Peninsula Road, Jacksons Bay, Milford
Care Instructions
  • Cold hand wash
  • Seperately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not soak
  • Do not use fabric softner
  • Line dry in shade
  • Do not iron
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry clean