Cashmere Care

Taking care of your cashmere garments is easier than you think. Follow the guide and keep your cashmere for the years to come.

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DRY CLEANING

Dry cleaning cashmere is the best way to preserve and keep your cashmere clean. It is ideal to dry clean your cashmere every two or three months after regular use. We recommend this as our first choice for when cashmere is taken care of properly, it gets even more softer and lustrous.

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HANDWASHING

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Cashmere hand washing guide

How do you hand wash cashmere? Handwashing cashmere is the second-best way to care for your product. By using this method, you can save by avoiding dry cleaning fees and when done properly, your favorite cashmere can last longer and age better.

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Step-by-step guide on handwashing cashmere.

Follow these easy steps to washing your cashmere by hand.

  • 1. The temperature of the water should be between 20°C - 25°C (warm water).
  • 2. For a single sweater, 4-5 liters of water is recommended. Washing cashmere in too little water will damage the product.
  • 3. Add detergent or cashmere soap in water and swirl to disperse the soap evenly.
  • 4. Place the cashmere in the water for five minutes until soaked.
  • 5. Gently squeeze the cashmere with soapy water.
  • 6. Do not wring or rub the cashmere while handwashing.
  • 7. Carefully squeeze the cashmere without wringing the water out.
  • 8. Rinse thoroughly but carefully in clean lukewarm water.
  • 9. Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a thick drying rack or a towel to prevent the cashmere from wrinkling and losing its shape and elasticity.
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MACHINE WASHING

Can you wash cashmere in the washing machine? This is the most frequently asked question by GOBI customers. Yes, you may wash cashmere in the washing machine, however, it is never suggested by experts due to washing machine cycles being too harsh on the fiber resulting in the cashmere being stretched and losing its form. Machine washing cashmere should always be your last resort. So if that is where you stand, here is how to wash your cashmere in the washing machine.

  • 1. Put your washing machine cycle on “Gentle”.
  • 2. Put the cashmere product in a mesh-washing bag.
  • 3. Use detergent for delicate fabrics. Cashmere shampoo is recommended.
  • 4. If the machine setting can only be set on hot water or cold water, choose cold water for both washing and rinsing cycles. If the water temperature settings are available, 20° Celsius (70° Fahrenheit) is recommended.
  • 5. Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a thick drying rack or a towel to prevent the cashmere from wrinkling and losing its shape and elasticity.
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A cashmere washing machine at Gobi.

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IRONING

How to iron cashmere? Ironing cashmere is not like other fabrics. Cashmere itself is very sensitive when compared to other materials, so don’t iron your cashmere like you are ironing cotton.

There are two main ways of ironing cashmere:

  • • Steam ironing is the best recommended way to iron cashmere.
  • • Soleplate irons are not recommended. However, if there is no steam iron around, try dampening a towel and iron the cashmere from the inside out.
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Storing

Storing cashmere is the most important part of cashmere care because sometimes you just don’t get the chance to wear cashmere every day. In order to keep your cashmere nice and fresh whenever you need them, you need the correct storing method.

Storing your cashmere inside your closet wardrobe for a long time is a bad idea for moths and other insects could easily eat through cashmere and create holes in your loved garment. If you do store it inside a wardrobe or a drawer, neatly fold it and place it inside a mesh bag in order for it to breathe and keep your cashmere in shape. Always place a nontoxic insect deterrent beside your cashmere, such as a cedar wood ball to keep the moths away.

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A mesh bag perfect for storing cashmere.