Cleaning depends on the material of your hat.
Proper washing depends on what material your cap is made of. Washing instructions for woolen caps are different from linen, cotton or leather flatcaps. Read more in our section under support, where each material is thoroughly described with text, images and video.
Wilgart has made a series of videos about washing headwear.
Here you can see a small selection of cap tools and accessories that Wilgart offer. You can see all the products under: Accessories
Read more about cleaning and cleaning the hat after choice of materials on the Washing & maintenance of caps page
Materials in caps
Watch videos and explore how to wash and maintain your cap. Read more here below.
Wool & Harris Tweed
How to wash a woolen cap. Washing and cleaning of baseball cap, flatcap, sixpence, eightpiece or drivers cap, which is made in sheep wool or genuine Harris Tweed cloths.
Learn more about how to wash a cap sewn in a cotton fabric. Washing and cleaning a baseball cap, flatcap, sixpence, eightpiece or a sailorcap of cotton. Washing and cleaning the flatcap, sixpence, eightpiece, basecap or sailorcap in 100% cotton or lined blend with cotton.
Wax cotton / Oilskin
A complete guide to properly washing bridles. How to wash and maintain your oilskin cap. Hunting caps like flatcaps and basecaps in waxed cotton should be treated and washed properly.
Watch videos on how to maintain a cap made of a linen material. Washing and cleaning the baseball cap, flatcap, sixpence, eightpiece or newsboy cap made in linen fabric.
Silk is an exclusive item to use for clothing and caps. The silk has an exclusive look and exquisite features that increase comfort. Unfortunately, silk caps are more cumbersome to clean than hats in other natural fibers.
Fur products and leather caps need the right cleanse and maintenance. Leather caps best preserve the qualities of the skin with regular treatment using leather grease. Leather caps best preserve the qualities of the skin with regular treatment using leather grease.
Suede is made from the underside of an animal skin. It is characterized by a rough, dry but soft surface and thus a matte appearance. Suede should be brushed regularly and kept away from soap.
Fish-skin is made from salmon and wolffish caught and tanned on Iceland. The skin offers a sustainable alternative to exotic leathers. Fish skin is an excess material from food production. The skin offers a sustainable alternative to exotic leather and skins. Fish skin is an upcycled biproduct from the food industry.
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