"The most delicate & expensive fabric", hence, needs more care & love. Light enough for the cooler summer evenings & warm enough to be a winter scarf. With few simple steps, cashmere becomes more softer and luxurious with time.
How To Clean Your Cashmere
It may need to be cleaned time to time, there are two ways to do it:
1. Professionally Dry Cleaned
2. Do's and Dont's when cleaning the cashmere by hand -
Do's - Only use cold water. if using a soap, only choose a very-mild, an un-perfumed soap is best. Let it dry naturally.
Dont's - Never place your cashmere in a washing machine, the fibers are too fine to be handled by any sort of machine. NEVER WASH IN HOT WATER! Don't stretch or scrub while washing, do not wring or twist. Avoid laying the cashmere near a heater or in the sun when it has been washed/gets wet as it can cause the cashmere to discolor.
Heat is very bad for cashmere, but if you really need to smooth the creases after it is dry, use your iron on the lowest heat possible.
Pilling is a natural process even for high quality cashmere. When your cashmere is new, it may appear to pile a little bit to remove the excess fiber. Pills are the little balls of fiber that start to gather on your shawl typically in areas where there is friction. This a natural phenomenon and will reduce over time, making your cashmere feel even more softer.
Pills can be easily removed using a cashmere comb or garment bristle brush — never use a razor or scissors as you'll damage the fibers and make it worse. After washing, simply lie the garment flat and use the comb, brushing in one direction to gently remove pills.
How To Store Your Cashmere
Golden rule is just to make sure your cashmere is completely dry before storing. A good tip is to separate your cashmere from other clothing using tissue paper or in a ziplog bag.