Caring for your Cashmere Knitted Products
Please read the care label inside your product before cleaning.
Cashmere knitwear can be hand washed or dry-cleaned. We recommend the following process for hand-washing:
- Turn the product inside out and place product in lukewarm water containing a mild detergent.;i>
- Gently press the water through fabric – do not rub, wring or stretch the garment.
- Rinse thoroughly in clean cold/lukewarm water
- Squeeze out excess water (alternatively a short spin cycle in a washing machine), taking care not to stretch the garment
- On a flat surface, smooth the garment back into shape
- Dry flat, away from sunlight or direct heat sources.
- DO NOT TUMBLE DRY
- Once dry, press lightly on reverse with a cool iron.
Alternatively, Cashmere can be dry- cleaned, though the super soft feeling will not be as noticeable due to the chemicals within the process.
Pilling is a normal process which occurs on the Cashmere fibre and after wearing your cashmere product, small balls or "pills" will appear on the garment. These are caused by some of the fibre tangling together as areas of your garment are rubbed during wear.
Pilling can be managed by removing them by hand or by using a cashmere comb.
Once the Pilling has been removed, and after a few washes, you will notice the garment becomes softer to handle and touch.
Storing Cashmere Products
- Always store clothes clean. Dirt can attract moths.
- Dry cleaning cashmere can repel moths as they dislike the chemical smell. Storing in a zipped bag will also deter moths.
- Regularly air and clean wardrobes and drawers. Shake out garments periodically.
- Anti-moth products such as lavender sachets and cedar balls may also help to prevent moths
Repairing Your Cashmere
Please contact our Customer Services team on +44 (0)1450 360200 for assistance on redressing your cashmere garments
The following specialist company offers a repair service for cashmere garments, Cashmere Clinic 0207 584 9806