Many of us enjoy the luxurious sensation of wearing delicate, warm and silky cashmere garments and, for us, keeping our cashmere feeling this way for as long as possible is crucial. This all comes down to how well you look after your cashmere and how to correctly wash this beautiful fabric to ensure the feeling of forever-freshness continues.
Cashmere is a type of wool that is extracted from the plush undercoat of the Kashmir goat, which is softer and finer than sheep's wool. The goats are only able to produce 4-6 ounces a year which makes it expensive and, therefore, not accessible to everyone.
Cashmere is known for its incredibly soft and warm yet lightweight and breathable qualities, making it a must-have fabric all year round! Higher grade cashmere is also very durable and elastic so it holds its shape well over time, allowing the wearer to enjoy it’s high quality and warmth for years to come.
However, these qualities along with the complicated, time and labour-intensive cashmere production methods make the material very expensive. Prices vary according to the type of cashmere fabric, as well as the quality of construction.
Try not to catch the material: Cashmere will often pill, or shed fibers, over time but will pill especially rapidly where friction occurs. It is common for women’s cashmere jumpers or cardigans to pill in the crook of the arm or on the shoulder where they carry their handbags. Be mindful of where you carry your handbag whilst wearing your cashmere.
Don't machine wash: We recommend only hand washing your cashmere and preferably try not to wash often. We suggest one of the best ways to keep your cashmere looking fresher for longer is only to wash it once you've worn it between three to four times.