How to take care of your cashmere ?
The maintenance of a cashmere sweater is simple, respect these few points and your cashmere sweater will be even softer and warmer.
A cashmere sweater washed regularly, it is a sweater that lasts
WASH WASH WASH
Cashmere, this noble and delicate material loves water, a cashmere sweater washed regularly, it is a sweater that lasts . Do not wear your sweater more than 2 or 3 times before washing it.
ALWAYS WASH YOUR CASHMERE IN COLD WATER
Whether by hand or by machine, use cold water with a temperature of +/- 20 °.
Do not add softener, your cashmere could felt, and it is enough on its own on the soft side.
MACHINE WASH YOUR SWEATER
We recommend washing your cashmere sweater in the machine if it has a "wool" program cold. The sweater will be washed in a regular movement. Pour a small dose of special wool product and spin your sweater at 400 or 600 rpm max.
DRY YOUR CASHMERE SWEATER FLAT
After spinning, put your cashmere sweater back in shape, then dry it flat, away from the sun and away from a heat source, if this step is correctly carried out, you will not have to iron your sweater .
IRON WITH VERY SOFT IRON
Iron your cashmere sweater inside out and with a light iron , but never directly with the iron on the stitch : always use a cloth (possibly slightly damp) and lots of steam. Do not iron the ribbing of the collar, body and sleeves so that they retain their elasticity.
The hand washing is a possible alternative in accordance with the same indications that machine in the kneading minutes without the twist.
HOW DO YOU USE A CASHMERE COMB
Lay your garment on a flat surface. Work the Sweater Comb gently in one direction using short strokes. Bulky knits need only a light touch, while tighter knits can take a more aggressive combing. Remove the collected lint from the screen after each use. Never use a razor or scissors as you'll damage the fibres and make it worse.
STORAGE OF YOUR CASHMERE
If you're concerned about the possibility of moths, freeze your cashmere in a plastic bag for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight. Defrost and wrap it in acid-free tissue paper to preserve color and protect against damp and dust. Cedar is a natural moth repellent.
The most important thing is to keep moisture away, so please do not store your cashmere sweaters in a damp place. A well-sealed plastic storage box is a good option. Make sure the box is dry before you packing your sweaters away.
A good idea is to add solid cedar pieces you can find many options (cedar sachets, cubes, hang-up boards and hanger rings). Cedar pieces are extremely effective in keeping your closet moth-free.