Cashmere is one of the finest natural fibers in the world. It is combed from the fine undercoat of Mongolian goats. Knitwear from this precious fiber is luxurious to wear but requires a little more care and attention.
After you wear your sweater for the first few times, you may find a few small balls of fiber forming on the surface. These small balls or “pills” are caused by some of the loose fiber tangling together as areas of your garment are rubbed during wear. Pills can easily be removed by hand.
You will find that that as you wash your cashmere and remove the pills, it will soften to the touch. Cashmere will improve with age if cared for properly.
We also recommend that you hand wash your cashmere sweater after you have worn it three or four times. We find that this helps reduce pilling over the long term.
- Hand wash frequently. Avoid heavy soiling.
- For best results, soak for five minutes in cool water with baby shampoo. We recommend Johnson’s Baby Shampoo with Lavender Scent.
- Agitate gently when washing.
- Rinse thoroughly in cool water until the water runs clean.
- Squeeze gently to remove excess water. But don’t twist or wring out your sweater.
- Block carefully into shape. Do not twist or ring the fabric.
- Dry flat. Avoid direct heat or sunshine.
Moths love cashmere! We suggest that you store your sweater in a storage bag to protect it when you are not wearing it.