How to care for a cashmere jumper
The key when washing a cashmere sweater or jacket is to always do it by hand, as far as possible, you should not use the washing machine. Turn the garment inside out to wash and allow the water to soak into the garment, it is very important not to wrinkle or twist the garment as this could cause the knit to lose its original shape. To rinse it, he follows the same process, he lets the water soak into the jersey. Remember the water should never be hot so that the fibers do not shrink.
If you are allergic to washing by hand (literally or figuratively) and prefer to use the delicate program of your washing machine, make sure that you put your cashmere jumper in a washing case, a pillow will also do…
How to dry a cashmere garment
As much as you may be tempted to do so, avoid squeezing or wringing your sweater when it’s wet, as this will cause the fabric to distort and lose its original shape. The best way to dry a cashmere garment is by carefully placing it inside a towel folded in half and pressing firmly to wring out any water, to do this the sweater should be laid on a flat surface. Then remove it from the towel and allow it to air dry, always keeping it on a flat surface.
Another note: it is convenient to keep cashmere out of the reach of heat sources such as radiators and even the sun’s rays, as they can cause the garment to lose its color.
How to store a cashmere garment
Be warned: there’s nothing moths like more than a good, high-quality cashmere jumper. First make sure you have washed the garment and that it is completely dry – it is recommended to put your jumper or jacket in a zip-top plastic bag and put it in the freezer for 48 hours before finally storing it in your closet for the coming season. The cold kills the larvae of any insect and will protect your garment from moths. When storing it, it is preferable not to hang it from a hanger because it can end up giving itself away, but to fold it and place it on a shelf or drawer in the closet.