How to choose
Finer cashmere is softer and therefore more expensive than coarser cashmere. Feel the sweater with your fingertips, they are very sensitive and your finger is the best tool to check. Loosely knit, limp fabric is the hallmark of a cheaply made sweater. A good cashmere sweater should feel hefty and substantial, even if it is a lightweight garment.
How to wear
- Always take care and keep your cashmere sweater clean. To wash it frequently will shorten its longevity.
- Do not wear the same garment too long; allow the garment two or three days' rest after one day's wearing.
- Never near the caustic and dirty objects while wearing the garment because it stains.
- Dress the sweater on your skin, it's soft and warm and don't harm your skin
How to wash
Cashmere can be hand washed or professional dry cleaned.
Below hand washing simple guidelines
- Soak garment in warm water using mild detergent.
- Squeeze suds gently through fabric - do not rub, wring or stretch the garment.
- Rinse thoroughly but carefully in clean water. Saturated garments should not be lifted before excess water has been gently squeezed out, as they may stretch. A short, light spin in a washing machine will remove most of the water.
- Smooth garment back into original shape and place flat on a towel - dry naturally away from direct heat such as radiators or sunlight. Do not tumble dry. When dry press lightly with a cool iron.
How to take care
Store your cashmere garment in dry and clean place. Try some of nature's own tried & true methods: cloves, lavender, rosemary, thyme, dried orange peel or cedar to repel moths. To avoid staining, always wrap any of these items in a sachet or, simply tie in a handkerchief.