Dry cleaning is the best way to deal with stains. It is recommended if the cashmere is woven (like a pashmina) or has details such as leather buttons. Loose knit designs are safer dry cleaned as hand-washing can disturb the knit pattern.
Moths are much less attracted to clean garments. Therefore, it is essential that you keep your garments clean and when it comes to storage, they are stored away in a breathable zip-up plastic bag in a well ventilated area.
Cedar wood balls are good, modern, natural alternative to traditional mothballs. Not only do they have a pleasant fragrance, they are effective at repelling moths, mildew and mustiness. We recommend replacing them every 6 to 12 months.
Friction causes tiny balls of fluff to form on new garments. Regular washing helps prevent pilling, you can also de-pill your sweater using a N.Peal cashmere comb. Once done, wash as instructed. Any pilling will diminish if repeated regularly.
We don't recommend washing cashmere in the washing machine, but if you do, ensure that you turn your garment inside-out in a laundry bag. Select a delicate cycle with a temperature of 30°C maximum. If you spin dry your cashmere, opt for the shortest/most delicate spin. Once finished, re-shape the garment whilst damp and dry flat, out of direct sunlight.
Improve your washing
Add one capful of cashmere wash to a bowl of lukewarm water and gently hand wash the garment. Allow to soak for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly with cool water. Do not wring. Dry flat. Avoid direct sunlight. You can buy our Cashmere Wash here.