Cashmere Care Instructions

Nine Yaks Cashmere Care Instructions


Cashmere is quite a delicate fabric, so ensuring that you are caring for it in the right way is of the utmost importance to make sure that it lasts a lifetime. You can easily care for cashmere yourself with the following instructions. Alternatively, you can take them to a dry cleaner for advanced cleaning care.

Cashmere Ponchos: If you want your cashmere ponchos to stay admirably fluffy and soft, then hand wash them tenderly and regularly with cold or lukewarm water, while using a mild detergent like a wool or baby shampoo. It is not advised to machine wash your ponchos, even on a gentle wool wash, as the fibres can stretch easily, reshaping irregularly. To dry, lay your cashmere poncho on a flat surface, out of direct sunlight to avoid fading. To ensure that the fibres don’t pill, you can also use a fine cashmere comb to brush through their fine fibres. The comb should be used by laying the garment on a firm, flat surface and combing firmly with the direction of the knit.


Cashmere Throws: To carefully clean your cashmere throws, softly hand wash them in lukewarm water while using a mild wool wash or baby shampoo. Do not wring or twist the wet throws after cleaning. Just lightly squeeze out the water then lay them flat to dry. When dry, cover with a damp cloth and press the throws with a cool iron. The damp cloth ensures the cashmere fibres do not get ruined. Store the throws in a dry place, away from dust, dampness and direct sunlight.


Cashmere Shawls: Cashmere shawls are the easiest to clean. You simply need to soak the shawls in lukewarm water with a gentle wool shampoo or detergent, for at least six minutes, prior to gently rinsing them in lukewarm water. Do not wring your wet shawls after rinsing. Instead, gently roll or press them in a towel to squeeze out the water. Lay the shawls flat to dry.