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Making Your Cashmere Last for Decades, Softer Over Time

May Mei

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Making Your Cashmere Last for Decades, Softer Over Time

Taking good care of cashmere collection, the pieces can be handed down for generations. A cashmere knit is like a book. It is something to save and go back to time after time. It is the feeling of an embrace. Indeed, when cashmere is well cared for and stored, its look can improve and the feel can become even softer. After each washing, the cashmere fibers get wider and more open. We never send cashmere sweaters to the dry , we wash them at home by hand. Never wash cashmere in a machine. It accelerates the aging of the fiber....


What is Cashmere?

May Mei

Tags care, cashmere, fiber, fine, light, texture, wash, wool

What is Cashmere?

Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, is a fiber obtained from cashmere goats  and other types of goat. Common usage defines the fiber as a wool but in fact it is a hair, and this is what gives it its unique characteristics as compared to sheep's wool. The word cashmere is an old spelling of the Kashmir region in northern India and Pakistan. Cashmere is fine in texture, strong, light, and soft. Garments made from it provide excellent insulation, approximately three times that of sheep wool. Cashmere is also softer than regular wool.


How to Wash Cashmere

May Mei

Tags care, care instruction, cashmere, wash, washing

How to Wash Cashmere

How to wash Cashmere? Cashmere is a luxurious fabric which requires delicate care. NEVER place cashmere items in the washer or dryer. Hand washing works best. When hand washing use cold water and a very mild soap or shampoo even clean water is just fine. Gently work the suds through the fabric and rinse thoroughly with cold NEVER wring or twist the material as it will lose its original shape. When drying cashmere, gently squeeze excess water (again, do not wring or twist). Lay the cashmere out on a clean towel, adjusting it to its original shape, and roll the...