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Cashmere

Our autumn-winter collections wouldn’t be complete without timeless cashmere. One of the most valuable natural yarns in fashion, its luxurious qualities and sumptuous texture make it softer and warmer than other fabrics.

Discover our step-by-step guide on how to wash your most cherished cashmere styles and make them last.

HOW TO WASH CASHMERE
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
HAND WASHING

STEP 1
Cashmere is hand wash only. For best results, clean out the sink first to ensure no other cleaning products may damage your cashmere. Alternatively, use a clean washbasin. Once clean, fill your sink or basin with cool water. Once clean, fill your sink or basin with cool water.

STEP 2
Add the recommended amount of fine-garment detergent and briskly run your hand through the water to distribute the detergent and generate suds. Investing in a specialised delicate garment detergent will maintain the sumptuous, sink-into quality of your cashmere pieces. We recommend Tangent Cashmere detergent, although baby shampoo works equally well.

Turn your garment inside and submerge the sweater, gently squeezing the suds through it. Spot-treat any problem areas with a squirt of neat detergent and massage gently with your fingertips. Rinse, repeat where necessary, and allow the garment to soak for 10 minutes.

STEP 3
Drain the sink and rinse your sweater with cool water until the water rinses clear. Press the water out and place it on a clean, dry bath towel. Roll up the towel lengthwise and press with your palms to squeeze out excess water – do not wring or twist.
Remove the sweater from the towel and smooth it into its original shape.

Lay the sweater flat on a dry towel and allow it air-dry, or use a drying rack if you have one. Button up cardigans, pull pockets straight, and ensure that sleeves and hems are flat to avoid unsightly wrinkles.

STEP 4
Once dry, fold your cashmere with tissue paper to absorb any excess moisture.

MORE TIPS TO CARE FOR YOUR CASHMERE STYLES
  • Do not hang cashmere as it will de-shape your garment.
  • To keep moths at bay, we recommend hanging mothballs in your wardrobe. Hanging rosemary in your wardrobe is an effective organic alternative.
  • Contrary to popular belief, pilling on cashmere is not a sign of poor quality or a design fault. The pilling is a natural characteristic of the long fibres and can be easily removed using a cashmere comb, electric depiller or a sweater stone.
  • Avoid de-pilling precious cashmere pieces too often as this may result in holes.