Cashmere Care = Low Cost Per Wear
Posted on August 19 2021
Let’s face it, it is not the cheapest purchase you will ever make. It is one of the most gorgeous! Once you are seduced by cashmere, you simply can’t go back. To say I am slightly in love with this beautiful product is not overstating it.
Below are all the simple care tips needed to have a beautiful timeless investment piece that simply gets better over time.
1: Try and wear a little cami or t-shirt underneath, if possible, to avoid perspiration.
2: Take care with any jewellery to avoid snagging it. And watch out for your handbag rubbing against it also.
3: To avoid make-up marks, drape a scarf over your head when taking your garment on and off.
4: After each wear, if no obvious sign that it requires washing, simply hang on a padded hanger and air for a few hours before stowing it away. As A grade cashmere has long fibres, this is what makes it breathable, so a quick airing is perfect.
5: So, it’s time to wash it for the first time. Just follow the simple steps below:
6: Cashmere can be drycleaned, if stained, but handwashing is definitely the best, and as infrequently as possible. Handwashing may sound a little unappealing at first, with busy lives, but it is actually quite satisfying and really quick and easy.
7: Quality cashmere doesn’t pill like cheaper wool options, there may be some initially after the first few wears, particularly under the arms or areas where it has rubbed. This isn’t an indication of a lower grade of cashmere, it is due to the long fibres that are loose. Gently remove these with a special comb, maybe a couple of times, and the formation of the little bobbly pills will stop and the garment will continue to soften naturally over time.
8: Keep your cashmere garment in its Modern Love Cashmere eco cotton bag to keep it safe and protected from moths in your drawer. (more on that under my “Moths have expensive taste” blog).