How To Make Your Cashmere Last Longer
Cashmere is known for its luxury, warmth, and comfort. Its softness and fine texture make it a treasured item to any wardrobe. We know that cashmere is an investment rather than a purchase, which is why is it important to know how to properly take care for it. The good news is that cashmere, unlike wool, actually gets better with each wear and hand wash, becoming progressively softer and gaining a subtle fluffy texture, all while maintaining its shape over the years.
Here are a few tips to help your cashmere last as long as it should:
Invest in Quality
It is important to invest in high quality cashmere with reliable brands to ensure the longevity of your pieces. Look for companies that are trustworthy and with good reviews. Another fact to consider is where they source from. At Loop, we source our cashmere from Inner Mongolia, which is known for grade-A quality cashmere. The better the quality of cashmere, the softer and longer it will last.
Gentle Washing and Drying
When it comes to looking after your cashmere, it's crucial to handle it with care. We recommend hand washing with a gentle washing routine that will clean your cashmere without risking damage to the wool.
To effectively wash your cashmere, fill a bowl with lukewarm water with either mild washing detergent or cashmere shampoo. Turn your cashmere piece inside out and place into the bowl. Allow it to soak for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
It is key not to twist or wring your cashmere to dry. Instead, carefully squeeze the water out and lay your cashmere onto a fresh towel. Gently roll your garment in the towel to remove the excess water, pressing down with your palms. Once done, reshape your cashmere before laying it down flat on a dry towel to air dry, away from direct sunlight. Make sure never to put your cashmere in the dryer.
Taking care to store your favourite cashmere pieces correctly will help them to look and feel their best for years to come. It's recommended to fold your cashmere rather than hanging, as this can stretch the fabric and affect its shape.
In order to keep your cashmere smooth, use a cashmere comb to gently remove any unwanted fragments. For example, pilling (the small fuzzy balls of fibre) can be removed with a cashmere comb and keep the fibres smooth and even.
By following these steps, you can enjoy your cashmere for many years to come. Treat it delicately, wash with care, and store it properly. Your cashmere not only will keep its luxurious softness, but it will get softer over time. Making it an investment worth making.