Have you ever had a beautiful cashmere sweater that you loved? I did and I sent it to the dry cleaner and to my despair, my beloved sweater came back as stiff as cardboard. I found out from professional cashmere clothing makers that they recommend washing over dry cleaning. Cashmere is a strong but soft material and it usually comes with a high price tag. The following suggestions will make sure your cashmere clothing stays in top condition…
The best method for washing cashmere is to soak it and then wash it gently in the washer. Soak your cashmere in cool water, then put your garment in a mesh bag, set the dial for the gentle cycle, use the mild soap or shampoo.
Drying cashmere can be a little tricky. Never place cashmere in the dryer. Lay your cashmere item on a clean towel and roll it to remove excess water. Never ring or twist the material. Always air dry the garment after you shape it back to its original shape.
Ideally, you should clean cashmere after wearing it two to three times. In between washings you can remove any fabric pills with a cashmere comb or bristled garment brush. Pills don’t mean the cashmere you purchased is cheap—they’re simply a sign of friction from wear.
To keep your cashmere looking its best, keep these tips in mind…
- Don’t hang your cashmere sweaters or dresses. A hanger will distort the shoulders, and the garment will lose its original shape.
- Instead, fold your cashmere and keep it in a drawer or on a shelf away from moisture.
- When you’re putting your cashmere away for the season, place it in a breathable garment bag or storage box in a cool, dry area. To prevent wrinkles, you can wrap each piece of cashmere clothing in acid-free tissue paper.
- Remember to make sure your cashmere is washed before you store it for the offseason. Moths are attracted to human scents, so you’ll want to get rid of any perfume or food odors prior to storage. As an added precaution, place some cedar wood moth repellant.
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24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat is a self serve coin laundry, with a variety of washing and drying options. We have large capacity equipment, perfect for blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, and more. We are owned and operated by a Meadowthorpe resident and have better washers and more drying capacity than ever before. We offer customers a clean, safe, and dependable place to get your laundry clean. We also have Free WiFi, snacks, drinks, and laundry supplies available for your convenience.
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