8 Cashmere Care Tips You Should Know

In the whole range of wool fibres, cashmere has always been highly esteemed as a noble wool. Coming in various clothing – scarves, shawls, pullovers and blazers, it regularly appears in both men’s and women’s fashion trends. Largely, the secret of its popularity is in the way it looks and feels: the combination of cashmere softness, airiness, strength and high insulation make it highly preferable all over the world. However, as any other natural wool fabric, cashmere requires certain care. In fact, it’s not that complex as may seem at first glance and makes no reasons to avoid buying such luxury wool clothing. The below listed tips will help you enjoy this rare fabric as long as you want.

  1. Washing. Although it is generally recommended to wash cashmere manually, you can be not much bothered with this in case your machine is equipped with a wool, handwash or gentle cycle. Other settings can be quite dangerous for cashmere, as far as a high-speed drum rotation and temperatureabove 30 degrees celsius cause fibre destruction. In case your washing machine doesn’t support such gentle cycles, the rule of thumb is to put your cashmere cloth in a pillowcase and launch cold washing. Mind the detergent for cashmere as well, since the chemical composition of a conventional synthetic detergent is too aggressive for the protein-based fibre of cashmere.

cashmere washing tips

 

  1. Let your garment rest. We all love the way this precious wool feels and looks, which often makes it so appealing to wear day-after-day… Get over that temptation, however. Whatever your garment is, the yarn should have 3-4 day relax period to return your cashmere clothing its original shape.

Cashmere garment should rest

  1. Drying. Drying requires you being no less precarious than on a washing stage. Most importantly, remember the three don’ts:
  • don’t twist or wring cashmere fabrics to avoid stretching the shape;
  • don’t put a cashmere garment in a dryer. Instead, roll off a wide towel and arrange your wet washed cloth all over it. After that, roll in the towel with a cashmere garment upon it and press something heavy on the roll to squeeze all the moisture from the fibres.
  • don’t try to speed up the drying process by using a hairdryer, radiator or hot iron – high temperatures are destructive to protein fibres.

Drying cashmere

  1. Ironing. Use a cool iron, and turn your cloth inside out beforehand. You can also iron through a damp towel.

ironing cashmere

  1. Odour absorption. Cashmere stores the perfume odour for a long time, so if you don’t want your cloth to feature that scent, let the liquid penetrate your upper skin layer before putting on the wool garment.

cashmere odour absorption

  1. Storing. For short-term storing, choose neat folding and keeping cashmere garment on a shelf over hangers or a hook. In case of long-term storing, saving cashmere in cotton knitwear bags, tissue paper, as well as cashmere storage bags. Make sure the storage place is away from dust, light and dampness.

how to store cashmere

  1. Depilling. As any other wool, cashmere is prone to create tiny bobbles of fluff as a result of friction against the outer clothing. To get rid of them fast, use a depiller machine. If you are not pressed for time, however, a comb or shaving razor will do the same job.

depilling cashmere

  1. Fighting moths. Cashmere is much adorable by moths. Keeping in mindhigh absorption capabilities of these fibres, don’t be desperate to use chemical-based Instead, go for nice-smelling herbs, such as lavender, peppermint, cloves, thyme and rosemary, set on the clothing either in sprouts or sachet bags that you can prepare yourself.

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