Cashmere Care Guide
Our cashmere knitwear and accessories are designed and manufactured by us using only the finest, softest pure white grade A cashmere available. Beautiful styles made from the finest yarns with great attention to detail, producing garments that if cared for correctly, will last for years to come and like a fine wine, improve with age. This is where our garments differ from many inferior products found on the High Street. Below is our specialist advice on how to care for your cashmere but if you are at all unsure and require further guidance please feel free to contact us by email, live chat or by phone on 01908 522455. Even if the garment in question is not one of ours, as the cashmere specialists we will be pleased to help in any way we can.
Washing & Drying
Hand washing your garments frequently will refresh and condition the fibres. Knitwear and pashmina may be washed by hand using a small amount of gentle detergent or ideally our Cashmere Centre specially formulated shampoo. Soak in lukewarm water (30c) with shampoo added. Turn inside out and squeeze clean gently, try rolling it if this helps - do not rub or wring. Thoroughly rinse in lukewarm water. Re-shape to its original size and dry flat over a towel away from direct heat and sunlight. Press under a damp cloth on a low heat setting. Always wash each garment separately. Items can also be dry cleaned although we find hand washing is preferable.
Ideally garments should be stored inside out and kept in a dust free and well aired area away from direct sunlight. Before storing for any length of time ensure your garment is washed well as dirt, dead skin or dust can attract moths and other insects. As cashmere specialists we have a range of storage solutions available such as garment covers, storage bags and non-slip hangers.
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Moths & Repair
We are frequently contacted by customers who have suffered at the hands of moths! We recommend using our aromatic cedar blocks, hangers, sachets and cedar oil to keep them at bay and to always ensure that any stored cashmere is washed well before putting it away. If you have already been a victim of moths don’t despair as our repairs service means our cashmere technician in the Borders region of Scotland can invisibly repair holes on your much loved cashmere garment.
Sometimes knitwear will shed some fibres during initial wear and softer fibres such as cashmere are more prone to this. They work their way to the surface and appear as small balls. These pills will naturally disappear during the washing process. Friction pilling may also occur when a garment, like a jacket, is worn on top of cashmere where the lining is a coarser material such as wool or synthetic fibre. We recommend regular washing to minimise pilling.
Each pashmina is carefully handmade and dyed using traditional techniques. The intricate tassels are twisted and knotted individually by our specialist technicians. Small imperfections are normal with hand made products and variations in colour occur due to the traditional method in which they are dyed. Our classic pashmina are a sumptuous synergy of grade A cashmere and silk and all of our pashmina should improve and become softer with wear giving you years of pleasure. We recommend following the washing, drying and storage instructions above for all of your pashmina.