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cashmere care

how to care for your cashmere : 

While dry cleaning is an option, there is really nothing to be scared when choosing to clean cashmere at home.

wash :

Before washing, remove as much pilling as possible using a sweater comb or electric sweater pill remover. All cashmere or woollen knitwear pills after wearing, this is not symptomatic of inferior quality, simply an inevitable consequence of loose fibre on the surface rubbing against each other and objects around them. Pills can be easily removed by using a cashmere comb as there are plenty of fibre locked in the yarn to keep the garment staying soft. To reduce pilling, avoid wearing your cashmere next to rough clothing, metal accessories or rough leather items.

Pour one capful of hair shampoo or mild detergent such as wool mix into a clean tub, be sure to use cold water. Soak the cashmere for 5 minutes, then press and squish the soapy water through your cashmere. Just imagine you are giving your cashmere a gentle massage.

rinse : 

Ball up the cashmere and squeeze excessive water gently. Repeat with clean water until the detergent is gone and the water runs clear.

dry : 

Lay your semi-wet cashmere on a towel and roll it up. Press out as much water as you can. Lay your cashmere flat on a drying rack. You should avoid hanging cashmere items as this can deform the shape of the garment. Keep the drying cashmere away from heat and sun.

finish : 

Turn your garment inside out, and iron press with steam on low heat to return the cashmere to its original shape. It is the best to avoid direct contact of the iron and the cashmere garment by covering the cashmere garment using a piece of clean cotton tea towel when pressing the garment.

storage :

Always clean your cashmere before storing it away— moths are especially crazy about dirty natural fibres.

Fold all your clean cashmere and store them in a drawer. It’s always the best to store them with a natural moth repellent; cedar balls, cedar chips, cedar cloves or sachets made with lavender oil are few of the natural moth repellent that you can use.