Cashmere and Wool Care Guide
KNITTED CASHMERE CARE GUIDE
After wearing your Cashmere for the first few times, you may find small balls of fibre or 'pills' forming on the surface. These pills are the result of loose fibres tangling together as areas of your garment rub during wear. Use a Depilling comb to remove them, or gently detach them by hand. Your Cashmere will feel even softer as a result.
Cashmere has natural antibacterial properties and is easier to wash than you might think. We recommend you gently wash your Cashmere knitwear after you have worn it three or four times.
Hand-wash the item in lukewarm water (35°), using a gentle detergent or baby shampoo. Squeeze the suds gently through the fabric without rubbing, wringing or stretching the garment, then rinse thoroughly in water of the same temperature. Avoid lifting the garment while it is saturated with excess water, as this can cause misshaping. After hand washing, you can use a short, light washing machine spin cycle to remove the excess water if required.
Dry your freshly washed garment by smoothing it back into shape and placing it flat on a towel. Allow it to dry naturally away from direct heat, such as radiators or sunlight, and do not tumble dry. Once your garment is dry, press lightly with a cool iron.
WOVEN CASHMERE CARE GUIDE
We recommend professionally dry-cleaning woven Cashmere products such as scarves, stoles and throws to help maintain their colour, shape and size. The inherent antibacterial properties of Cashmere fibres mean they only require occasional cleaning.
SHAKE AND HANG
Carefully shaking your woven Cashmere clothing and accessories will help to remove dust particles. Shaking will also fluff the fibres slightly to help refresh their shape.
Fresh air can also lift dirt and dust particles from Cashmere fibres. To achieve this, hang your scarf, stole or throw somewhere the air naturally circulates.
GENTLY SPOT CLEAN
Localised marks or stains on your Cashmere clothing can often be removed by dabbing gently with a moist cloth. Use cold water to avoid expanding the fibres, as they may then shrink as they cool down.
Use a light spritz of cold water to dampen the marked area and if the stain is oily, dab gently with a mild detergent. Fizzy water can be effective in removing small, fresh stains, as the air bubbles can trap and lift dirt particles. Afterwards, hang the item up to dry.
Spot test more vibrantly coloured Cashmere pieces with mile detergent in a discreet area before tackling a larger stain. Use a slightly damp white cloth to spot test and if any of the colour transfers to the cloth, please have the item professionally dry cleaned.
Air dry woven Cashmere items, either outdoors or in a well-ventilated area, depending on weather conditions. If an item becomes very damp, dry it flat to avoid loss of shape. Never tumble dry Cashmere pieces.
MERINO AND LAMBSWOOL
Wool’s inherent anti-bacterial properties mean it will require less frequent laundering than synthetic fibres. After 2-3 wears, turn your Lambswool product inside out before washing. Gently handwash Lambswool garments at 40° to freshen them up. Avoid warmer water temperatures that might damage the wool fibres. Use a gentle laundry detergent without fabric softener, as the latter might also harm the fibres. After washing, rinse using lukewarm water.
DO NOT WRING OR RUB
Handle your wool clothing with care, as lifting or wringing while wet can cause the garment to become misshapen. Instead, you can gently press a freshly washed jumper or hat between two clean, dry towels to remove any excess moisture. Spot stains should be dabbed rather than rubbed to avoid marking or pilling the wool.
While your wool garment is still wet, you can gently reshape it. Place the item on a clean, dry towel and gently smooth it into shape.
Allow your wool clothing to dry naturally away from direct heat, such as radiators or sunlight, and do not tumble dry. Once dry, you can press your garment lightly with a cool iron.