Follow these steps to keep your cashmere jumper in best condition:
If the sweater loses its shape, turn it inside out and place it in a small amount of water with a small amount of detergent for roughly 10 to 15 minutes. Press dry, then lay out flat and arrange back into the original shape.
Always air the sweater after use – this allows any moisture to evaporate, prevent odours and eliminate the need for excess washing or cleaning.
While pilling is more common amongst man-made fibres, it can still occasionally occur with wool. Washing your sweater inside out will help prevent pilling from occurring and investing in an electric de-piller will help safely remove fluff. However, if left alone, it will eventually pull away on its own accord with no trouble.
When you aren’t wearing the sweater fold it, don’t hang it.
Unless specifically stated, hand washing, or a gentle machine wash, is, by far, the preferable cleaning method for wool.
Wash your sweater inside out.
Hand washing is essentially a slow soak for ten minutes followed by a rinse in warm water. To get rid of excess water, roll your garment up in a towel and gently press to absorb. Then, using a fresh towel, lay your garment out flat to dry.