WASHING AND DRYING CASHMERE
Hand washing will always produce the best results for washing your cashmere garments. Cashmere is a protein fibre, much like our own hair and responds well to the same gentle washing approach. Ensure you wash your cashmere sweaters every 3-4 wears, even if not visibly stained, as moths will flock to sweaters, which have any remnant of debris.
1. Preparing For The Wash Wash with specialist cashmere wash, baby shampoo, or a gentle, low-alkaline detergent. The more alkaline a detergent is, the harsher it will be on your cashmere. If you’re washing more than one item, separate pieces into two piles, one light and one dark, and start with the lightest-colour styles first. Use tepid water.
2. Washing Soak for at least 15 minutes and then just swish and lightly squish the sweater around in the soapy water.
3. Rinsing Press out the excess water, but do not wring the sweater and take care not to stretch the fabric. Avoid rinsing under hard running water, which can stretch delicate cashmere weights. Very wet cashmere can take up to days to dry, so to cut the time in half, use a large salad spinner to rid off any excess water. Try a spinner with a pull cord, as they're more effective.