3. Keep moths at bay
Although cheap and convenient, avoid moth balls at all costs. They contain harsh chemicals and their odour can linger on your clothes despite proper washing. Use cedar blocks and lavender sachets - the best natural deterrents - but take care to ensure they don’t come into direct contact with your clothes as the oils can stain. You’ll also need to remember to replace them each season as their smell - and therefore their efficacy - will fade.
4. Control the climate
Hot and humid spots in your home are the perfect breeding ground for mold and for attracting moths. So you should avoid storing your cashmere in basements or attics. Extreme temperatures - both hot and cold - can damage the fabric, and direct sunlight can cause colour to fade.
Ideally your cashmere should be stored, within its proper container, in a cool, dark and dry space such as your bedroom or a closet.