To wash cashmere, set your washing machine to the delicate or woolens cycle and add the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, or simply wash it by hand.
To wash by hand simply add water to a wash basin or clean sink, pour in two capfuls of the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, submerge your item and agitate with your fingers.
Can you wash cashmere that says dry clean only?
“As long as the label doesn’t specifically say ‘dry-clean only,’ hand washing or using a gentle cycle is safe for cashmere,” Goodman reassures. “Drying is a key part of the cashmere clothing care process to avoid shrinkage: Make sure to air dry the item by laying it flat rather than tossing it in the dryer.”
How do you care for a cashmere sweater?
Heed these six tips, and your cashmere should keep you cozy for years and years to come.
- Shave regularly.
- Don’t wear and wash.
- Ignore what the label says.
- Wash your cashmere in cold water and use a mild detergent.
- Time is the best fabric softener.
- Lay flat.
How often should you wash cashmere?
Wash your cashmere every two to three wears. It’s better to hand wash cashmere because of its delicacy, but you can also stick it in a garment bag and set the washing machine on a gentle cycle.
Can cashmere be put in the dryer?
The best way to dry cashmere is to lay down the fabric while it’s drying. This technique protects the fibers from wearing out. Moreover, we don’t recommend using the dryer for cashmere. In fact, by putting cashmere in the dryer, you risk shrinking it.