How to wash your cashmere?
Because cashmere is a material that likes water, the more you wash it, the softer and silkier it will become. Machine washing is actually the ideal way of caring for your cashmere sweaters.
Some tips to avoid any bad surprises :
- • Always use small doses of special wool detergent, and avoid fabric softener.
- • Your washing machine must have a low temperature wool cycle.
- • Always set the spin cycle to a maximum of 500 rotations per minute. Also separate light colors from darker ones. Wash your cashmere separately from your other clothes.
How to dry your cashmere?
The best way to dry your cashmere is flat on a towel, respecting the original shape. Don’t put the cashmere near a heat source and don’t leave it out in the sun. Finally, you may iron if needed: iron inside out on a low temperature with a little steam. A little steam will gently release any wrinkles from your cashmere.
How long in a row can you wear cashmere?
We recommend not wearing sweaters more than two or three times in a row, so they can rest. When not being worn, the fibers in the fabric are able to bounce back to their original shape, helping them to be more resilient and pill less.
How to store my sweater?
Wool and cashmere should be stored folded in a drawer or on a shelf. Never hang your woolens as gravity will stretch them out of shape and leave dimples in the shoulders. Fold the arms under first then fold the whole jumper in half. This will not only look as nice as it did in the store, you'll avoid a line down the middle of your jumper.
How to prevent pilling?
It's extremely frustrating when your favorite new purchase no longer looks new and beautiful. Bobbles are not a sign of inferior quality; they are a natural phenomenon caused by rubbing.
Pilling occurs as a result of the fabric rubbing against itself or another surface. This is why you'll notice pilling most on the sides of your jumper and the sleeves, where your arms, desk or even hand bag repeatedly rub against it. It will disappear after washing and treatment with a special anti-pilling comb or cashmere shaver, brushing in one direction to gently remove pills.