FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WILD WOOL
When did WILD WOOL begin? WILD WOOL was established in February 2012 by Cathrine Sissener and Emilie Dysthe.
What is the mission of WILD WOOL? WILD WOOLs mission is to sell classic cashmere garments of a high quality with the Internet as main distribution channel. By doing so, we eliminate fixed costs, enabling us to keep prices down and our customers happy.
What is the vision behind WILD WOOL? “The vision behind WILD WOOL came from the two of us, striving to find a solution to something we felt was missing. We couldn’t find beautiful cashmere garments at a reasonable price. While we were studying in London, we longed for warm and comfortable sweaters that also looked chic. We agreed that cashmere was ideal for our need, but that the price was too high. Cashmere suits the English and Norwegian climate perfectly, but to buy a cashmere sweater of high quality had until now been too expensive.” – Emilie Dysthe and Cathrine Sissener (Founders, 2012)
How does WILD WOOL look upon sustainability? WILD WOOL is a cruelty free brand, creating garments using only certified 100% organic yarn tested for harmful substances and harvested and manufactured environmentally and socially responsible, made to last for generations. Producing fairly with a supplier in a developing country and promoting equality with a positive social impact. We use recycled or FSC-certified paper in transportation and use renewable energy in the supply chain, to reduce the climate impact. We promote the care and repair of products instead and recycle any waste, in order to minimize waste. Read more about WILD WOOLs focus on SUSTAINABILITY here.
Who designs the WILD WOOL garment? The WILD WOOL garments are designed by Emilie Dysthe. They are classic pieces with an emphasis on quality, aesthetics and suitability for the Norwegian climate.
Where are the WILD WOOL garments produced? All WILD WOOL garments are handmade in a factory in Kathmandu, Nepal.
What are WILD WOOL garments made of? All WILD WOOL garments are made of cashmere from Inner Mongolia, Qinghai and Tibet with GOTS® (Global Organic Textile Standard) approvel and certified as STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
What does the WILD WOOL scented candle smell like? The candle smells like a of mix of white sand and basil and mimosa.
What are the WILD WOOL scented candles made of? The candles are made from 100% natural soy wax.
Where are the WILD WOOL scented candles produced? The candles are produced in Ôrebro, Sweden.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CASHMERE
What is Cashmere? Cashmere is wool from Cashmere goats. These goats are a unique type of goats that live in mountain areas around Mongolia and deliver much of the cashmere to the world. Cashmere goats have a very warm and soft undercoat which protects them during the extremely cold winters where temperatures can be below – 50 degrees Celsius where they live. When spring arrives, the goats begin to moult, and during springtime they are combed with special combs to get out the undercoat which is then washed and sent to factories that make yarn. This combing is not hurtful for the goats. One goat will give up to 150 grams of yarn each year, and circa 300 grams is needed to make a single sweater.
What is a cashmere fibre? The actual hairs combed from the goats are the cashmere fibres. The length of these fibres ranges from 25-45 mm. The longer fibres are usually found on the neck and underbelly of the goat, and generally the longer the fibres the more durable the sweater will be.
Why is cashmere so warm? Contrary to wool, cashmere comes from hairs and this is the main reason for its insulation capacity, which may be up to eight times higher than of wool. This makes cashmere perfect for maintaining your body temperature, keeping you warm but not hot.
Why doesn’t cashmere itch? Due to the small diameter of the cashmere fibres, the density of the fibres is much higher than wool, and therefore the texture is not scratchy.
How do I wash WILD WOOL garments? We advise you not to wash cashmere garments after each use, but rather every fourth time or so. The WILD WOOL garments should be hand washed or washed in machine on wool program (maximum 30 degrees) and no centrifugation using specialized detergents for cashmere/wool (Ph 8+). The optimal way of drying your cashmere garment is by lying it flat on a clean and dry towel.
What is pilling? The friction that comes as a result of using new cashmere garments, causes small balls of fluff to form on the surface of the garment. There balls of fluff are called pilling. This is completely normal and does not necessarily indicate poor quality.
How do I prevent pilling? Regular «resting» in between wears, will prevent pilling. When the garment gets a «rest», the fibres in the fabric are able to bounce back to their original share, making them more resilient and resulting in less pilling. Regular and careful washing and doing the pilling removal process explained below, also helps to prevent and decrease pilling.
How do I remove pilling? Pilling may easily be removed by the use of a cashmere comb. Never use a razor or scissors, as this will damage the fibres and only making it worse. We recommend de-pilling garments with the comb before washing. Pull the cashmere comb over the garment to remove the small balls with fluff. It is important that the garment is laid on a flat surface while combing with the cashmere comb. When all the pilling is removed, wash the garment as instructed and your garment will look brand new again. Doing this process 1-3 times in the beginning, you will notice that pilling decrease, and vanishes for good over time.
What does ply mean? Ply specifies how many threads are twisted together in the finished yarn. Two-ply yarn indicates that two threads are twisted together to make the yarn used to knit the garment. WILD WOOL garments are knit mostly in two-ply yarn.
What does micron mean? Micron is the measurements of the cashmere fibre diameter. The fibres’ diameter will range from 15-19 micron. The lower the thickness (micron), the softer the yarn will be.
What does gauge mean? Within the textile industry the word gauge (gg) is often used. Gauge is a measure that tells how many stitches per inch is used. For example, in a fabric with 16 gauge, 16 stitches per inch are used. A rule of thumb is that the lower the gauge is, the thicker the garment. A sweater with 8 gauge is for example much thicker than one with 16 gauge.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MINI MERINO
When did MINI MERINO begin? MINI MERINO was established in 2015 by Cathrine Sissener and Emilie Dysthe.
Who designs the MINI MERINO garments? The MINI MERINO garments are designed by Emilie Dysthe and Karin Millen. They are basic pieces with an emphasis on quality, practicality and suitability for babies’ everyday life.
Where are the MINI MERINO garments produced? All MINI MERINO garments are produced in a factory in Beijing, China.
What are MINI MERINO garments made of? All MINI MERINO garments are made of 100% long fibred superwash merino wool from Australia. The wool is certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and mulesing free.
How do you wash MINI MERINO garments? The MINI MERINO garments may be washed in the washing machine on wool program (maximum 40 degrees) with centrifugation using specialized detergents for wool. Do not hang wet wool clothes as this may change their form.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WILD WOOL E-commerce
What is the shipping cost? Orders are sent with Bring Posten Klimanøytral Servicepakke and the standard shipping cost is showed in the cart at checkout.
When will my order arrive? After placing an order, the customer will receive a confirmation via email. WILD WOOL process orders within 1 business day, subject to availability and unless the order is a pre-order. When an order is shipped the customer will receive an email notification via email. Your order is sent via Bring Posten, which takes 3-5 business days. If the parcel does not fit into your mail box, you will be notified about where you can pick up your parcel.
International shipping? Unfortunately, WILD WOOL currently only ship to Norway.
EXCHANGE AND RETURN
Can I exchange/return my order?
How do I exchange/return my order? If a customer wishes to exchange/return an order, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. This way, WILD WOOL may hold the item that the customer wishes to exchange to. Please include the following in the email:
Where do I ship my exchange/order? When exchanging/returning an order, please fill out the «Angreskjema ved kjøp av varer og tjenester som ikke er finansielle tjenester» which came in the original order, and send the item(s) that should be exchanged/returned to the following address:
Wild Retail AS, Stjerneveien 44, 0779 Oslo
The customer will have to pay for the exchange/return when sending an order back to WILD WOOL.
When can I expect my exchanged order or refund? WILD WOOL will handle your exchange/return as quickly as possible. Normally this will be within 5 business days. In special cases, it may take up to 10 business days before we receive your exchange/return.
What if the order is damaged or I have a complaint? WILD WOOL guarantees that the customer will receive the order in a faultless and good condition. Should the customer receive a faulty or wrong order, please contact us by email: email@example.com as soon as possible, no later than 10 business days after receiving the order. If WILD WOOL accepts the return/complaint, send the order back in faultless and good condition to the following address:
Wild Retail AS, Stjerneveien 44, 0779 Oslo