How to Wash Cashmere
Though the price of this luxurious yarn has gone down in recent years, cashmere still isn’t exactly cheap. Naturally, you’ll want to care for your cashmere as best as possible, and make sure you’re able to get the most out of your investment.
Luckily, almost all of our all-natural garments are machine washable, provided you follow certain precautions you can find in our care guide.
If you have any hand-wash only cashmere, or you just want to be extra careful, follow these tips for the best results and minimal risk of damage:
- Wash your cashmere in tepid water to avoid shrinkage (well under 30 degrees) with a splash of cashmere-friendly detergent like our own tea tree oil infused wool wash.
- If there are any marks or stains, carefully work in the detergent with your hands, avoiding any excessive rubbing which might cause visible wear in your cashmere.
-Rinse out your cashmere thoroughly, but don’t wring it, as this will run the risk of stretching it out.
- To dry, spread your garment out flat on a clean, dry towel, then gently, but tightly, use the towel to roll it up and squeeze out any excess water. Hanging cashmere up to air-dry can pose the risk of warping the garment’s shape, so instead, lay it on a drying rack or flat on another dry towel in its proper shape.