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How to care for your cashmere

Surprisingly, caring for cashmere is easier than you might think, and it doesn’t require a trip to the dry cleaner. In fact, we find that dry-cleaning tends to leave the fibers brittle and less lofty — plus, it’s not as good for the environment. Handwashing, using simple items from your home, is our preferred method to ensure your sweaters will remain soft and last a long time.

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How to wash your cashmere

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Step 1

Check the label.

Before you get started, always check the garment’s care label for suggested instructions that are specific to that cashmere style.

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Step 2

Soak.

Hand-dip in cold water. Use a mild detergent, preferably one made for wool.

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Step 3

Gently wash by hand.

To avoid damaging the fibers, go easy and avoid rubbing and wringing the cashmere as you wash it.

Step 4

Rinse.

Gently squeeze to remove excess water. Again, do not wring the cashmere.

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Step 5

Lay flat on a towel.

When drying cashmere, lay it out flat on a towel to prevent misshaping. Do not twist or wring it before laying it out.

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Step 6

Roll it up inside the towel.

This process removes excess water. Due to its loftiness, cashmere naturally pills. Rubbing or wringing cashmere with other garments will accelerate and amplify pilling.

Step 7

Unroll and lay flat to dry.

Once the excess water has been removed, lay the cashmere out flat again and let it air-dry. Keep it away from heat and direct sunlight.

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The safe & easy way to remove pills from your cashmere

When fibers loosen from natural wear, they tend to form little balls or pills. Pilling also happens from friction caused by seat belts or bag straps rubbing against the fibers. Cashmere is easy to care for using a sweater stone made from pumice or a sweater comb — but you’ll want to keep the sweater flat and use a light, careful touch.

Our new sweater comb has a refined metal-mesh screen, designed for fine-gauge and thicker knit styles, to lift the pills and leave sweater surfaces smooth. To use, simply glide the sweater comb gently in one direction over the pilled areas. For best results, discard the fuzz trapped in the screen as needed.

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How to store your cashmere

1

After wearing it, air out your cashmere for at least 24 hours before you store it or wear it again.

2

Fold and store it on a dedicated shelf next to a glass of water to maintain humidity. Remember, hanging it may cause stretching.

3

Wash your cashmere and make sure it is completely dry before you put it away for the season. Residue from body oils and grooming products will attract moths over time.

4

A clean canvas container with a zip closure is best for seasonal storage. Canvas is breathable yet offers a barrier to keep out moths. Avoid plastic bins and cardboard boxes because they could discolor or break down cashmere fibers.

5

Cedar balls or shavings add a nice scent, but avoid placing them in direct contact with garments. Cedar spray is a nice alternative. Do not use mothballs.

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Storage tip!

You can use these storage bags for your sweaters too. Crafted in durable cotton canvas, our storage bags allow the fibers to breathe while still protecting them from everything else. Each bag is designed to fit multiple sets of sheets or a comforter and pillow set, and it’s sized to slide easily under the bed or store on an overhead closet shelf.

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The cashmere of cashmeres

Ours is simply the softest we think you’ll find. And we’re continually working to ensure our luxurious, traceable cashmere is the best in every way.

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Find the right duvet for you

Learn all about our duvet collection so you can pick the perfect one for you.

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Go behind the design with some of our amazing women makers.

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