1. De-pill cashmere garments by stroking gently in the direction of the knit using a Henderson Cashmere comb.
2. Gently treat any stains, discolorations and areas that trap odor, such as the underarm area.
1. Fill a washbasin with cool water and add two capfuls of cashmere wash. Submerge the garment and make sure it is evenly soaped all over.
2. Soak for 15 - 20 minutes, depending on the condition of the garment.
3. Rinse well by running cool water through the garment until the soap is gone. Press the water out gently without wringing.
4. Gently squeeze the water out of the garment without wringing and roll up in a clean towel to remove excess moisture.
5. Lie the garment flat on a dry towel in its natural shape.
6. When dry, remove lint, fuzz and hair with a lint brush or roller.
Yes, it is possible to machine wash your cashmere. Follow these directions carefully:
1. Place your cashmere in a bag designed for washing delicates.
2. On the wool program, set the temperature to 0 – 30 degrees Celsius with a centrifuge speed of no more than 600. The wool program of most new machines have automatic settings.
3. Use only a mild detergent like cashmere wash that is specially intended for wool and delicates.
4. Lie the garment flat on a dry towel in its natural shape.
5. When dry, remove lint, fuzz and hair with a lint brush or roller.
Note: Henderson Cashmere is not liable for any damage resulting from machine washing cashmere garments.
On the lowest heat setting, iron your garment inside-out on a towel or ironing board. Place a damp cloth between the iron and your garment to prevent scorching. If using a steamer, keep a distance between the steamer head and your garment to prevent shrinking.
DAY-TO-DAY CARE AND STORAGE
You do not have to wash your cashmere after each wearing. Instead, lie your garment over a chair to air out overnight, then fold and put away in a drawer or shelf. It is best not to hang your garment if possible. Cedar balls can be placed together with your garments to help prevent moths.
1. Clean and dry the garment according to the instructions above.
2. Fold the garment loosely to prevent stretching and place it in a bag made of breathable cotton or linen. Avoid storage bags that are made of polyester or plastic.
3. Cedar balls can be placed in the storage bags to help prevent damage by moths.
MORE ON PILLING
Cashmere is a natural fibre so some pilling is normal. Friction due to everyday use can loosen some fibres to the surface of the garment that can roll into pills when worn. Pills often lessen after a few washings. To remove pills, lie your garment flat and gently brush in the direction of the knit using a Henderson Cashmere comb.
Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any question or concerns about caring for your cashmere garment from Henderson Cashmere.