How to Care For Cashmere
All cashmere requires a little bit of love and care to keep it looking and feeling at its best. In that regard, Loop is no different to other forms of the material. Where we differ is in the materials we use - opting for the highest-grade natural fibres (100% Mongolian cashmere). From this we have made the most stylish, comfortable and long-lasting clothing we possibly can. That’s not to mention our sustainable practices.
Does cashmere last a long time?
In a word, YES. Cashmere is one of the most durable natural fibres available. If cared for correctly, garments made from cashmere can last up to 30 years, if not a whole lifetime.
How do you wash cashmere?
Washing cashmere is perfectly simple, but you’ll want to avoid throwing it in the washing machine with the rest of your clothes. Instead, briefly handwash with a mild washing detergent or cashmere shampoo. This process will take mere moments of your time, so don’t fret.
Simply fill a bowl with just-warm water (around blood temperature) and add the detergent/shampoo. Turn the garment inside-out and soak in the soapy water for a few minutes before rinsing in cold water.
After rinsing, gently squeeze out the excess water. Place your cashmere onto a dry towel and roll it in the towel to remove the water, pressing gently with your palms. Then, unravel the towel and reshape the item, before laying it on a flat surface to dry - a shelf in an airing cupboard would be perfect, but anywhere similar would suffice. Just don’t place it near a direct heat source such as a radiator.
Do note, your cashmere item will not need washing after every wear. We’d recommend around five wears before following the washing procedure in the paragraphs above. Between these five wears, simply spot-wash any little stains or spills with a baby wipe and spritz a cashmere mist over the garment to keep it smelling and feeling fresh.
Storing cashmere. How do you take care of cashmere and keep it looking great?
Store your cashmere folded, not hung, to keep it looking and feeling brand new. Hanging cashmere will affect its shape, adding bumps, stretches and ridges over time.
You can use cedar balls in your drawers to keep the moths away from your Loop Cashmere clothing or keep it folded in some acid-free tissue paper. These are unessential, but sound, precautionary steps.
What is pilling? Will my cashmere pill?
Knitted products made from natural fibres can ‘pill’. When the fibres form little balls in areas where rubbing occurs, eg, under the arms or along the inside of the thighs, it is called pilling. To remove any pilling we recommend our Loop comb, which will efficiently get rid of any unwanted debris from the surface of your cashmere without damaging the garment.
When you break it down, cashmere care is a quick and simple process and as the owner of such a luxury garment, it’s well worth a little extra effort.