Care & Sizes

Engel and Cosilana Untreated merino wool needs hand washing or gentle cold machine washing on a wool program. It is very important to use a wool detergent! If you are planning to wash it in the machine it may shrink a bit, so you may want to buy a bigger size than otherwise.

BUT! Untreated wool does not need to be cleaned very often, it is not a fibre like cotton, and it repels dirt and is self cleaning. Often hanging it outsides for a day will be fine. You only really need to wash it if something has been spilled on it. It sounds strange but it works!

I recommend washing all wool fleece by hand.

Treated wool like Joha, Fub, Celavi can be washed on a wool program in the machine without any shrinkage! Please use a wool detergent!


Sizes are given in cms according to your child's height. To choose a size measure your child! If you have any doubt please get in touch and I can measure the item for you! If you plan to wash Engel on a wool program in the machine please go up a size as they will shrink a bit in the length.

Here are a breakdown of sizes:


Height (cm)
50 - 56 newborn - 1 month
62 - 68 3 - 6 months
74 - 80 9-12 months
86 - 92 18 - 36 months
92  18 - 36 months
104 3 - 4 years
116 5 - 6 years
128 7 - 8 years