Care of cashmere
Cashmere is a delicate fabric, but if you clean, dry, and store your cashmere properly, it’s easy to keep it in excellent shape. These easy steps will help you keep your cashmere fresh.
- Fill your washtub with cold water, and add detergent like Tangent GC detergent, baby shampoo, or dish soap.
- Let your item soak in the basin for 3-6 minutes, before rinsing thoroughly.
- Take out your item and fold it up into a ball to get the excess water out. Don’t wring your cashmere, which can stretch out the delicate material.
- Place your item flat on a towel and roll it up to remove any remaining water.
- Lay your clothing on a dry rack or place it between two towels to dry.
You can also use a washing machine to clean cashmere. Put the garment in a laundry or mesh bag before you place it in the machine and select the gentle cycle on cold water. You can also have a professional do the job, dry cleaning is always a good option for your cashmere.
Makeup or grease-based: First blot the stain. Then, pre-treat by soaking the cashmere in mild shampoo.
Chocolate: Dip a cloth in liquid detergent and lightly rub the stained area, taking care not to scrub too hard.
Red wine, tea, or coffee: Gently rub the stain with a cloth dipped in a mix of cold water and dish-washing liquid. Avoid soap or machine detergents, which can set red wine stains rather than remove them.
Afterward, rinse your garment in cold water and let it dry on a rack. Your cashmere should be as good as new!
No matter how careful you try to be, you might end up with a small stain on your sweater.
To keep your cashmere looking it's best, keep these tips in mind. Don’t hang your cashmere sweaters. A hanger will distort the shoulders, and the garment will lose its original shape.Instead, fold your cashmere and keep it in a drawer or on a shelf away from moisture.