We know that caring for your cashmere properly can be daunting. It is a high-quality fabric, but this means it requires more love and care than other, cheaper, materials.
Luckily, we have compiled some tips for you, so that you can take the best care of your garments.
6 tips for cashmere care:
1. Match soft with soft
To prevent the wool from damage, like nicks or rubbing, which can lead to wear and tear, be sure not to wear your cashmere with rough or hard fabrics. Softer materials will keep the wool soft as well, and prolong its life.
2. Give it a rest
If you wear the item too frequently, it will shorten its lifespan. Give it a couple of days to regain its shape and recover its softness before you wear it again.
3. Keep it clean
Regular washing will reduce the risk of bobbling or pilling. You should always remove any pills from the wool before washing with a gentle cashmere brush or de-piller.
4. Watch out for washing
Cashmere is delicate, so a lot of care needs to be taken when washing it. Most cashmere fares best from hand washing, but having it dry-cleaned is the next best option. Many washing machines have a hand wash cycle, but if yours doesn’t, place the garment in a pillowcase and wash in a cold cycle.
5. Nice and dry
When drying your cashmere, it should have all the excess water removed (although not through wringing or squeezing excessively) and be laid flat to dry.
6. Storage solutions
Your cashmere should be stored flat, as hangers will stretch the fabric. Store yours somewhere clean and dry, but don’t forget to add some protection from moths. Cashmere is their favourite food!
Hopefully now you’ve seen that taking good care of your finest cashmere pieces is simple, you can go forward and indulge in more cashmere!