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How to Clean and Care for Cashmere Garments

If you’re someone who happens to own several articles of cashmere clothing, you already know just how luxurious it can make you feel. Cashmere is beautiful. Cashmere is extremely soft. And, if you’ve got some quality pieces, something else that cashmere tends to be is a bit on the pricey side.

That’s why it’s a good thing that you’re reading this article. It is actually going to provide you with a few tips on what you can do when it comes to cleaning and properly caring for your cashmere garments. That way, they will stay in great condition year after year.

Do not machine wash cashmere. Although typically it will say on the label that you should not machine wash your cashmere clothing, it’s still something that’s worth mentioning. For one thing, washing machine cycles tend to be too harsh on cashmere. Plus, if you were to put cashmere in the dryer, the heat would do irreversible damage. That’s why it’s best to hand wash your cashmere clothes. (If you don’t have time, you can take them to a local dry cleaners instead.)

Hand wash with lukewarm water and a mild soap. Speaking of hand washing cashmere clothing, although initially you might be a bit nervous about doing it, the process is actually quite easy. All you need to do clean out your bathroom sink. Then, fill it up with lukewarm water and allow the garments to soak for a couple of minutes. The next step is to use a mild soap like Dove or even Neutrogena and work the soap in the water until suds begin to form. Then use the suds to wash the articles. After about three minutes of washing, your garments will then be ready to rinse. Empty out the sink and then run them in lukewarm water until all of the suds are gone.

Lay item on towel to air dry. Once your cashmere clothing is clean, the next thing that you need to do is prepare it for the drying process. You can first do this by gently squeezing any excess water out of the clothes. One word of caution: make sure that you don’t wring or twist the items. That is one way that you can cause your cashmere clothes to lose their shape. Once the extra water is out, place your cashmere items on a clean white towel (one item per towel) and then roll the clothing up inside of it. That will remove even more water. Once you are done, you should then put the clothing on another clean (and dry towel) on a flat surface so that they all can air dry.

Keep cashmere from heat. Although you’ve already been made aware of the fact that cashmere and dryers are not a good combination, the reality is that you should do all that you can to keep your cashmere clothing away from any kind of heat. Therefore, keep your cashmere far away from any heaters you might have. Also, don’t allow it to air dry in the hot sun. Heat is something that tends to shorten the lifespan of cashmere garments over time.

Avoid using hangers. Say that you recently purchased an amazing-looking cashmere sweater from White and Warren. The last thing that you need to do is hang it up on a hanger. The reason why is because that’s another surefire way for it to lose its shape. Instead, pick up some pieces of tissue paper (the kind that you wrap gifts in) from a local store, fold the sweater and then wrap it in some tissue and put it inside of one of your drawers. That will keep it in wonderful condition until you’re ready to wear your amazing cashmere garment again.

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