How to wash and care for cashmere
• Cashmere doesn’t actually need to be washed every time you wear it – just a few times per season is ideal. Instead, air out your cashmere between wears. It’s better for clothes and the environment.
• When you do wash cashmere, handwash or use a specialist detergent on a gentle machine cycle at 30°C or lower.
• You should also use a low spin setting, as this will help prevent pilling and save energy.
• Store knitwear folded in drawers, as hanging can alter the shape, and make sure you use mothballs.
• Pilling occurs naturally and can be easily removed with a pilling comb or a fabric shaver.
The benefits of cashmere:
Cashmere is sourced from goats of the Mongolian Plateau who have two layers of insulating fleece. The softer layer is combed and gathered in the warmer season and has been spun into yarn for centuries. One of the only fibres known to be hollow, cashmere feels lightweight yet warm and cosy. This tactile yarn has an unmistakable softness and a light, springy feel due to the uniquely wavy shape of its fine strands.