HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CHUNKY KNITS
Taking care of your merino wool purchases is very important. Every item made by Alba Lily Designs is handcrafted and made from un-spun wool that has been hand-processed to make it as durable as possible but just as with wool clothing, the more you use it the quicker it will show the effects of wear and tear. It’s best you purchase any product with this in mind. When looked after and cared for properly, these items can have long lifetimes but when care is neglected and usage is high it can have a wearing effect.
Every piece is decorative therefore, as with all woollen products, pilling may occur with heavy use. Pilling is not a defect, it’s simply a natural result of friction. The fibres in un-spun wool are effectively just placed together and so the more we touch them the more likely they are to come loose and roll into small balls that sit on the surface (pills). The good news is, if you’re not fond of the pills, they’re very easy to remove. The best thing to do is to gently tease each pill away with your fingers and then stroke the stitch down so you don’t have any fly aways. The pilling will subside over time and the product will become more ‘felted’ in texture.
Merino wool is stain and water resistant so when it comes to splashes and drops of tea they are relatively easy to maintain. It’s always best to spot clean any spills by blotting with cold water and dry clean only when necessary. Don’t be afraid to give it a good shake or plumping to re-shape it. Merino is a wonderfully tactile and elastic fabric that adjusts very well.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Each item is lovingly handmade and personally quality checked once finished and before dispatch. Due to the hand crafted nature, no two pieces are exactly the same. Each will have unique differences, stitch sizes or quirks. All sizes are approximate and sizes of each blanket may vary due to the unique size of each strand of wool, variations in diameter and the shift in stitch size due its handmade nature.
Great care is taken to ensure that photographs and text descriptions are a true representation of the products so that you receive items that you are happy with, however, please bear in mind that colours may appear differently on screens and slight variations may occur in the dye process. If you require a sample of wool to check the colour, please get in touch and let me know which colour you would like to see. Samples will be limited to maximum 2 per person.
I hope you are completely happy with your Alba Lily Designs purchase but if you are not satisfied, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com and we can discuss the issue and come to an agreement on how best to address it.
Because each item is hand made to order, items will not be accepted for refund due to a change of mind or lack of care. Please pay careful attention to these care instructions when the goods arrive. Wool, in particular, needs to be cared for properly in order to ensure your products have a long life.
In the unlikely event that there is a fault with the product, it needs to be returned for inspection in its original condition, unused and unwashed with all the original labels, packaging and proof of purchase within 14 days of receipt. If the goods do not reach us in this condition then your right to a full refund may be affected. Postage will only be refunded if the item is found to be faulty, otherwise the cost of returning the goods will be at your own expense. This does not affect your statutory rights.
If required, please contact us for the return address stating the issue and when and where the product was purchased. Please notify us within 7 days of receipt if you are unsatisfied with your product for any reason.
When returning an item, it is recommend that you use a recorded service as we are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged in the post. Items remain your responsibility until they reach us. Return postage costs will not be refunded unless the item is found to be faulty.
If an item is created to bespoke criteria that is to say if it has been made to specific size or colour then it is not eligible for a refund. Please do bear this in mind when ordering.
Most importantly, please ENJOY your gorgeous new Chunky knit!! x
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
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