From warm sweaters to bohemian scarves, cashmere garments are considered timeless, tasteful, and elegant. Wear them to occasions -whether casual or intimate -and you’ll find that you’ll stand out in sleek comfort. This is why the popularity of cashmere has only grown with the years.
Consider your cashmere garment as an heirloom, and treat it as you would any treasured keepsake. Getting jitters on how to appropriately maintain such a valuable treasure? Alright, here are some instructions on about how to clean and care for your cashmere collection.
- Many care labels recommend dry cleaning cashmere, but you can gently hand-wash most cashmere knits in cool water with a mild shampoo.
- Keep the water temperature consistent between rinses.
- Don’t wring your cashmere. Do not hold up a wet piece of cashmere by the shoulders, this will stretch your sweater. Keep your sweater in a lump
- Instead, roll it up in a dry towel to get rid of the excess water, then rearrange it back into shape and let it dry flat on a fresh towel.
- If you don’t feel comfortable removing stains yourself, take it to a dry cleaner.
- Do not bleach.
Store it methodically:
- It’s best to fold and store cashmere in breathable cotton clothing bags.
- Never keep your sweaters on hangers because cashmere is delicate and hanging can cause snags or distort the shape of the shoulders.
- Winter is gone. Make sure cashmere is clean before you put it away. Moths are attracted to natural fibres with body oils and stains.
- Folding sweaters around tissue paper can help reduce wrinkles. If looked after properly, cashmere can be enjoyed for many many years to come.
A certain amount of pilling is normal on garments made of natural knit fibres like cashmere, even on high-quality products such. These can be safely picked off by hand.
Generally, we recommend dry cleaning for all cashmere and pashmina items.