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 care.
Cashmere Ponchos or Wraps
If you want your cashmere ponchos to remain admirably fluffy and soft, hand wash them tenderly and regularly with cold or lukewarm water, while using a mild detergent like a wool wash or baby shampoo. You can also machine wash your ponchos on a gentle wool wash, however, the fibres 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 sued by laying the garment on a firm, flat surface and combing firmly with the direction of the knit.
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. Simply lightly squeeze out the water then lay them flat to dry. When dry, cover them with a damp cloth and press the throws with a cool iron. The damp cloth ensures the cashmere fibres don't get ruined. Store the throws in a dry place, away from dust, dampness and direct sunlight.
Cashmere shawls are the easiest to clean. You simply need to soak the shawls in lukewarm water with a gentle wool wash, for at least 6 minutes, prior to gently rinsing them in lukewarm water. Do not wring your wet shawls after rinsing. Instead, gently roll them in a towel to squeeze out the water. Lay the shawl flat to dry.