How should I look after my cashmere ?
Cashmere is not cheap, and you will want to make sure that your purchases stay in the best condition for as long as possible. To keep the fabric looking great, try using a SWEATER STONE.
The labels of our cashmere knitwear and pashminas states that it should be dry cleaned. The reason for this is because cashmere is very delicate and fine and it is important to be careful and follow the instructions when washing them. If you stick them in a washing machine on 60C with different colours its quite predictable that they are going to be ruined. We do not accept such returns caused by mishandled cashmere.
It is not difficult to wash and care for your cashmere at home. If you want to wash it yourself we would recommend hand washing cashmere garments or a mild shampoo, although when we wash ours we do use a washing machine set at 20C and a washing liquid for delicates. To keep the colours its important to wash it with the same or similar colours. You can buy a special cashmere wash, but it will cost you more than a normal delicates wash and the ingredients are the same.
Once the garment is washed, you should roll it between towels and gently squeeze to drain most of the water, then lay it flat to dry. As the cashmere knitwear is very fine it is unusual but might happen that heavier ply jumpers gets some bobbles especially in the armpits where it has been rubbed. If your jumper has bobbles you can easily remove them by washing it and remove any bobbles that are left by gently rubbing with a towel on it. After 1-2 washes your jumpers should stop bobbling.
For pashminas, they can be dried in the wind, as they are after they have been dyed.