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CASHMERE CARE

CASHMERE CARE

CASHMERE IS DIFFCULT FOR CARE?

Off course! Is it difficult for care but cashmere is a luxury fabric that’s meant to last, so it should be treated with care. Hand washing is the best way to keep your cashmere looking new.

HOW DO WASH CASHMERE?

PLEASE NOTE THE BELOW CASHMERE WASH TIPS.

MACHINE WASHING TIPS

Don’t recommended machine washing, but you can do machine wash if you don’t have more time. Please turn your garment inside out in a wash bag and choose the most delicate setting for wash and spin - at 30ºC/86F. Machine wash is not suitable for cashmere. We advice to use the hand wash, Delicates or woolen cycle on your washing machine.

When washing your cashmere in a machine we suggest avoiding biological detergents. Please ensure that you use a specialist cashmere or Delicates washing liquid.

HAND WASHING TIPS

Hand wash sweater in lukewarm water using hair shampoo. Be sure to dissolve the shampoo in the water before you put the sweater into water. Rinse sweater with hair conditioner, this will make your cashmere sweater softer. Wash colored garments separately.

Do not bleach your cashmere garment.

Squeeze gently, do not twist or wring. Twisting a wet sweater will stretch the shape of the sweater.

Blot water from sweater with a dry towel to remove extra moisture.

Dry your sweater flat after blotting, dry it away from heat and sunlight.

Press with damp cloth, using a cool iron, iron from the inside of the garment if necessary.

WHAT IS PILLING?

Pilling is the tiny balls of fluff that build up over time. It’s actually the cashmere fibers naturally shedding, caused by wearing, not washing, and is not a sign of inferior quality. Our cashmere comb is all you need. Simply lay your cashmere flat and run the comb over the surface to refresh its finish. Over time the pilling will reduce and your cashmere will look flawless for longer.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STORE CASHMERE?

Before storing your expensive cashmere sweater check carefully for dampness and sunlight.

Fold garments or place them neatly in tissue paper or a plastic bag and store them in a closet away from light, dust and dampness.

Cleaning your garment before storage, fresh stains that may not yet be visible will oxidize and become fixed during storage.. Moths eat only on natural fabrics and consider the stained wool a delicacy. Mothballs and cedar chips help protect wool from moths.

To store a pure cashmere sweater during summer, the most important thing is to keep moisture away, so please do not store your cashmere sweaters in a damp place. A well-sealed plastic storage box (available in most stores) is good enough (a see-through one is better as you can notice that if there is any moisture inside). Make sure the box is dry before you put sweaters in.

To keep moths away, the first thing to make sure is that the sweater is clean before long-time storage. Pay close attention to any food stains as moths are particularly attracted to our normal food proteins and cooking oils. Those moth proofing products are helpful, or simply spray some perfume on a piece of paper and put the paper next to your sweater inside the box.

ADDITIONAL CASHMERE CARE TIPS AND ADVICE:

Don't wear the same garment too frequently. Allow the garment two or three days' rest after a day's wearing.

Do not wear a cashmere garment next to rough clothing, metal necklaces, bracelets, belts and rough leather items such as crocodile leather bags. Dress up your cashmere with a silk scarf and pearl accessories instead of accessories with a rough surface.

Pilling is caused by abrasion during regular use. It often develops around elbows, under the arms, and in areas rubbed by a handbag or purse. Soft, fuzzy garments are more susceptible than others. So for cashmere fabrics, some pilling is normal after repeated usage.

To avoid pilling, it is important not to allow the cashmere garment to rub against rough clothing, metal accessories, bags, belts, jewelry or seat belts.

For more information on how to care after your cashmere please carefully check garments' labels

 

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