Cashmere is one of the world’s finest and most delicate natural fibres. Textiles made from cashmere are soft, warm, light, lustrous and canbe worn directly on the skin. Cashmere also breathes well and is suitable to wear all year around. Take some time caring for your cashmere garment, and it will last long and maintainits soft feel. Air your cashmere garment and let it rest between uses. Store it in a dark and cool place. Brushing and airing cashmere is often sufficient for keeping it clean. Only wash it if you really have to!
Use as a rule to wash it by hand (without rubbing too hard) or gently in the machine. Washing by hand will keep your cashmere as soft as possible. When opting for machine-wash, follow care instructions andwash gently in no more than 30°degrees. Turn the garment inside-out before washing for extra protection.Use a mesh wash bag to protect the garment, and don’t tumble dry. Preferably use a special wooldetergent and avoid fabric softener. Dry cleaning is an option, but it is only necessary when tackling stubborn spots that won't disappear otherwise. When drying your cashmere garment, gently squeeze out excess water. Let the garment lie flat on a towel to dry. Never hang the garment to dry as it may loose its shape.
Cashmere is made from the fine hairs on the belly of the cashmere goat. Pilling is a natural occurrencein all natural materials and usually happens because of rubbing or abrasion of the fabric during normal wear. It occurs because some of the fibres are longer than others–pilling occurs when the shortest fibreswork their way out of the yarn. Remove the pilling by hand or with a pilling comb or sweaterstone. The pilling usually fades after the first wash.