Cashmere is one of the most famous and highly appreciated wool. It’s soft, insulating, and warm. How to care for it is what many of us have in common. We want our cashmere to look good and last for years. And to keep it that way, there are several things you should know.
Fill a large bath or sink with cold water. One important tip for how to wash cashmere sweaters and other such items is to avoid using fabric softener, as the fabric can shrink when hot water is applied. Add some of your preferred washing agent to the water and gently swirl it around in the water. A gentle detergent, a professional commercial brand, or some low-lather baby shampoo are good choices. Make sure the detergent you use is non-chlorinated.
If the cashmere sweater or dress develops mildew or mold, then you can still consider washing it by hand. You’ll need about two cups of warm water and a half cup of gentle detergent. Mix the water and detergent with a tablespoon of white vinegar and a half cup of bleach. Dampen a clean cloth and wring out the excess so the fabric is fully wet.
Situation 3. Cashmere sweater washing.
If your cashmere sweater already looks wrinkled, consider the possibility that its color has faded due to exposure to the elements. You may want to consider a wig or clothing print replacement. This will not only make your cashmere sweater look new but will also help in making the garment more comfortable.
Cashmere sweaters should be stored in a cool and dry environment. This will prevent damage due to over-exposure to sunlight and air-conditioning. It will also prevent damage due to humidity.
To wash cashmere sweaters properly, you’ll need wool clothing, such as cashmere sweaters; a soft brush; a bowl or container with at least two inches of water; a soft fabric such as cotton; a soft brush or towel; soap or shampoo; a towel or brush; and lukewarm water. Other items that will make the process easier include a pair of rubber gloves, an old t-shirt, or a sweatshirt. You don’t need to purchase these items. However, you should take care of them properly so they can continue to provide you with years of enjoyment.
Rinse the cashmere items carefully by draining the bowl or container slowly using a towel. Never pull on or rip the fibers of the garment. Use a gentle bristled brush to remove any excess water from the garments. If you do not have a towel, use an old t-shirt or towel to carefully wipe the surface of the garments gently.
Next, brush the surface of the garment again using a soft brush. Make sure you avoid getting the wool caught in the bristles of your brush. Once the brushing process is complete, take the flat surface of the towel and gently roll the towel over the surface of the garment. This will ensure that you remove as much of the water from the surface of the garment as possible. Remove the towel and gently fold it back into a towel.
Next, place the inside-out clothing on top of the clean white towel that you had just created. Gently fold the cashmere garment into fourths to form four pieces. Place the topmost piece inside-out, then the second piece inside-out, the third piece inside-out, and finally the fourth piece inside-out. Secure each piece into place with either a piece of ribbon or plastic wrap. Repeat this procedure with the other three pieces of cashmere clothing.
Place the bottommost piece of cashmere clothing on a table or flat surface and place the top-most piece on top of the clean white towel. Gently fold the bottommost piece of clothing into fourths once again creating four separate pieces. Place the three opposite corners of the sweater in the direction of the wrist of the person wearing it. Secure the sweater into place with a rubber or plastic ring.
In addition, if any stains are found on your garment, act immediately. Most stains are usually removed by hand before they become difficult to remove. However, some hard stains such as those that form ice-pick marks will be more difficult to remove by hand. If left untreated, these stains can actually form into frostbite marks on your skin which can eventually lead to severe sickness and even blindness. If any of these stains remain after cleaning, act immediately to have the offending item removed from your body.
Storing Cashmere Clothes
Another good thing to do is to store your cashmere items. Keep them in a soft, cool place where they can avoid wrinkling. Do not store your cashmere items in extremely hot or cold areas. These temperatures can cause the fabric to lose its elasticity. Also, keep the cashmere items away from chemicals, soaps, and other harsh detergents. These can cause the fabric to lose its original color and appearance.
Now you know how to properly clean cashmere items. The main thing is to be very careful when washing and drying to prevent damage to the fabric.
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