ClickCease Cashmere care – Cashmere Island

How to wash cashmere

We know it well: given its delicacy, washing cashmere is scary!
Just the thought of ruining forever the sweater or scarf we are so fond of, gives goosebumps.
But with our simple advice you will no longer have to fear, your cashmere garments will keep their characteristics intact even after many washes .

First of all, you must know that cashmere loves water and that it is not necessary to dry clean, unless there are decorations; therefore, in general, a delicate wash won't hurt him.
You just need to follow the instructions on the label and our tips.

How to wash cashmere by hand

The easiest way to wash cashmere is to use good old elbow grease. Take a basin and fill it with a little warm water, in which you will dissolve a little neutral and delicate soap or a special detergent for wool and cashmere. Turn the head upside down and immerse it for just a few minutes, massaging gently, without twisting or rubbing. Rinse it under running water until it runs clear, then don't squeeze it! Just wrap it in a towel and leave it that way until most of the absorbed water is gone.

The extra tip

Avoid leaving the garment in contact with the soap for too long as it could get damaged, and don't mix the colours!

How to wash cashmere in the washing machine

Even if we recommend doing it by hand, washing cashmere sweaters in the washing machine is possible!
First you should turn the garment inside out and place it in the special net you use usually to protect the laundry in the washing machine, or in a cover. Choose a specific program for wool or delicates that does not exceed 30° in temperature. Do not use too much detergent and always use a specific one.

The extra tip

You can use the spin cycle which will help eliminate excess water, but never more than 600 rpm.

How to dry cashmere

Always avoid hanging a wet cashmere garment because it could become deformed. Use the towel trick to soak up the excess water: just cover it and roll it up. To complete drying, the best solution is to spread it on a surface, protected from direct sunlight, but also from heat sources such as the radiator.

The extra tip

If you have spread the garment well, there should be no creases, but if necessary, iron the garment inside out, covered with a cotton handkerchief and using a medium/low iron temperature. Do not use steam and before folding the garment, let it cool.

We recommend washing the clothes you buy on our e-Commerce by hand.

Always use lukewarm water, at a maximum of 30°.

Never use bleach!

You can iron our garments, but always inside out and setting the lowest iron temperature.

Do not tumble dry the garment.

Our garments can be washed with perchlorethylene, hydrocarbons or R113 and R11 solvents, respecting the temperature and humidity limits.

How to take care of cashmere

In addition to washing tips, there are other tips we want to give you to keep the quality of cashmere unchanged.

You have received your cashmere sweater and you can't wait to show it off, we know!
Cashmere is a delicate material, however, which does not like to be stressed! We therefore advise you to not wear it for more than one day in a row: if you wear it today, let it rest on a surface in the air tomorrow. This precaution is important because the elastic fibers relax and recover their natural softness. After that, you can fold it up and put it in the drawer; avoid hanging it because it could warp.

Another important tip is to limit washing. Wear your cashmere garment at least 5 or 6 times before washing it.

How to do the change of season?

Although cashmere is a fiber suitable to be worn even in the hottest season, there are some cashmere scarves and sweaters that in spring should be put away while waiting for winter.
Wool, as we know, is very tempting to moths, so always remember to use the appropriate anti-moth sheets and to protect the garments with bags or using boxes.

The dreaded pilling

The word pilling comes from the English verb to pill, i.e. "to make pills", and cashmere is actually subject to the formation of pills. However, this is not a defect, but a natural consequence that occurs when wearing the garment.
After the first few times you have worn your cashmere sweater, small dots will begin to appear on the surface, which are generated by the intertwining of shorter and freer fibers in the rubbing areas (they are in fact more frequent in the armpit area).
Don't worry! Within a few washes these dots will disappear and your cashmere sweater will be like new again. To help you, you can also use special combs or velvet anti-pilling brushes to gently stroke the garment and remove excess fluff.