Hi There,

did you buy one of our cashmere garments and are not sure of how to care for it?

Don’t worry. Just follow these simple steps and keep your cashmere mint. 

 

 

WASHING

Photo credit: Cashmere and Wool Shampoo from The Laundress New York

Photo credit: Cashmere and Wool Shampoo from The Laundress New York

As you probably know good cashmere is a luxurious and sensitive material. We therefore always recommend

Eco Dry-Cleaning as a first option but it is also possible to wash cashmere at home.

If washed in machine please use the wool program and liquid detergent. Cashmere can be washed in cold to lukewarm

water and using a laundry bag will also help keeping the cashmere free from pilling.

It might feel excessive at first but washing your cashmere with a wool or cashmere shampoo

will significantly reduce damage from washing and keep that soft feeling only a mint cashmere garment has.

Our all time favourite cashmere schampoo comes from The Laundress New York and is as effective as it is pretty.      

 

 

DRYING

The best way to rinse cashmere is to carefully roll it while pressing out the excess water.

Remember to never twist even if it seems easier. Let the garment dry flat and avoid hanging if you can since it may cause the knit to stretch. 

 

 

 

IRONING

It is OK to iron cashmere when it's dried. Use a low heat setting that’s never hotter than the silk option

(it may otherwise cause the cashmere to burn). You can also use a towel between the garment and iron just to be on the safe side.

Steaming cashmere also works and can even be good some times if the cashmere feels stiff after washing.

 

 

 

PILLING

Photo Credit: Beautiful Wool Comb from The Laundress New York

Photo Credit: Beautiful Wool Comb from The Laundress New York

 

Cashmere like any wool unfortunately has a tendency to pill. Over the years we have been working very hard in

developing yarns which will reduce pilling. However, the yarn itself is not entirely responsible for pilling.

A rule of thumb when dealing with cashmere is: the softer the sweater, the looser the knit, the more it pills.

Some designs simply require looser knitting while others need a higher gauge. The design/style will ultimately affect both

the pilling and the softness of the yarn. It's also good to know that pilling is not permanent and that it usually occurs in

the beginning when the excess fibers push out from the yarn. It's the excess fibre that creates small woollen lumps (pilling)

in places where there might be frictions; such as under the arms and along the sides of a sweater.

The best way to treat pilling is to remove the lumps either by hand or with a special wool comb (usually sold in textile stores). 

Remove the pilling before washing the garment for best result.

After some time the pilling will disappear and managing your garment will become easier and easier.

 

                         

STORAGE 

Knitted garments have a tendency to stretch if they hang. To avoid stretching it's always best to keep knitted sweaters folded inside a closet.

Make sure the closet is humid free and dosen't have any sharp nails or edges that might damage the cashmere and your other garments.

 

 

 

CASHMERE LOVERS

Like humans, animals love cashmere. If you want to keep your cashmere to yourself be sure to store it out of reach

from dogs and kitties as they would love nothing more than to use your sweaters as chewing blankets.  

Another animal that (unfortunately) also loves cashmere are moths. An old homemaker's remedy that actually works

is to store dried lavender in the closet. It is natural, smells great and will keep moths away from all your clothes. 

 

We hope these few steps will make it easier for you to enjoy and keep your cashmere garments for a long and happy time to come.

If you have any further questions let us know at info@vanadismilano.com and we will try our outmost to get back to you in a swiftly manner.  

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