- Water, Potassium Cocoate, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Saccharomyces Ferment, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance*.
*Natural and free from petrochemicals, solvents, dyes, ethanol, and pesticides.
Molly’s Suds is a Trusted Source for laundry products with strict ingredient integrity and disclosure of ALL ingredients. We promise that we will never knowingly formulate with any of the following ingredients:
- Synthetic Fragrance, Dyes, Optical Brighteners, Synthetic Nonylphenol Ethoxylates, Petrochemicals, Phosphates, Chlorine, Known Carcinogens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Phthalates, Parabens
Beyond our care for the Planet, we also passionately care for People. We choose to partner with other female or minority-owned businesses that have goals which align with our own; human safety, eco-responsibility, and giving back.
A few of our partnerships include; Women’s Voices for the Earth, and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. You can learn more about them here.
How to Wash Knit Sweaters
Add one squirt of detergent to your sink or washtub and fill with cool water. Add your sweater. Swish the water and gently squeeze the sweater to work the detergent deeply into the material to remove dirt, oil, and sweat. Rinse with cool water until the water runs clear. If you’re laundering in a washing machine, set your washer to a cool, delicate cycle.
How to Dry Sweaters:
Drying your sweater incorrectly is one of the quickest ways to completely destroy your favorite garments. Here’s how to do it right.
First, squeeze any excess water from the fabric, but do NOT wring. Place the sweater on a clean towel, and roll it up into a sausage. Squeeze it tightly. (This helps to remove the extra moisture from the sweater without stretching or pulling the yarn.)
Next, unroll the sweater from the towel and place it on a drying rack or a new dry towel. Position the sweater in its natural shape, spreading the arms, aligning the collar, and ensuring it lays straight and flat. After 12-24 hours, turn the sweater over and spread it flat on a new dry towel (the first will be damp). Allow it to finish drying completely before putting it away.
The Pilling Problem
Pilling is normal and, unfortunately, very common in many types of fabrics, such as wool, cashmere, cotton, and even synthetic fibers. Pilling occurs when groups of broken fibers become tangled together into a tiny knot on the surface of a fabric. These tiny balls develop during normal wear and tear of our clothing and are usually found in areas of friction, such as under the arms and along the cuffs and collars of our garments.
Chances are, you, like the rest of us, have lost more than one garment to pilling problems.
While no one can stop pilling from occurring, there are ways to reduce pilling on your sweaters. These include:
- Turn your sweater inside out before washing (if you choose to use a washing machine)
- Hand-wash sweaters
- Use gentle detergents, such as our Sweater Wash
- Dry sweaters correctly
- Regularly brush the sweater with a Sweater Pumice, Cashmere Comb, or other garment brush
If pills have already occurred, the best way to tackle them is with our Sweater Pumice (perfect for general fabric types) or our Cashmere Comb (best for fine wool and cashmere garments). These tools will safely remove pilling from all your favorite sweaters, scarves, and coats, making your garments look like new.
How to Tackle Stains on Sweaters
First, remove any excess from the stain by blotting with a dry paper towel or napkin. Next, fill a sink or plastic tub with warm water. Apply a squirt of Sweater Wash directly over the stain and use your Laundry Brush to gently work the detergent deep into the fabric. Allow the sweater to soak up to 30 minutes. Rinse and repeat if necessary.