How to Care for Cashmere

If you are tired of having your clothes fall apart and wear out quickly, then it’s time to start investing in higher quality pieces that will last longer! Cashmere is one of those fabrics that will last you for years! Cashmere is high quality, timeless, and classy. But cashmere can be a bit fussy to care for. So here are some simple ways on how to care for cashmere so you can enjoy your pieces for years!

How to Care for Cashmere

How is Cashmere Made?

Cashmere comes from goat’s hair. It comes from the soft undercoat of the goat. The fiber is perfect for keeping you warm in the winter months! The production of cashmere can be controversial in that some manufacturers don’t follow the best practices. But when you can find a brand that follows ethical guidelines, it’s a great fabric to wear!

How to Care for Cashmere

  • How to wash cashmere: The best way to care for your cashmere is to hand wash it, inside out with a gentle detergent like this one HERE or baby shampoo with lukewarm water. Swirl the fabric around in the water and then let it soak in the water for up to 30 minutes before gently rinsing it. Don’t wring it because it will stretch out the fibers. Squish the water out by forming it into a ball. If you don’t want to clean it yourself, you can take it to a dry cleaner to be professionally cleaned.
  • How to dry cashmere: To dry your cashmere carefully, simply lay it flat to dry on a clean towel. Hanging it will stretch it out.
  • How to get rid of wrinkles in cashmere: The best way to get rid of wrinkles in cashmere is to steam the fabric. This is a great steamer option HERE. You can also spritz it with water and let it dry. If you can’t do either option, then you can use an iron on cool setting and very lightly press it.
  • How to store cashmere: Never hang your cashmere pieces because they will stretch out. Fold your cashmere and store in a drawer or box with some type of moth repellent (cedar wood, lavender, cloves, rosemary). I have these cedar blocks HERE and they work great!
  • How to care for pilling: If you notice some pilling on your cashmere pieces, you can either use a cashmere comb like this one HERE or a sweater defuzzer. This defuzzer HERE works great!!
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The Best Place to Buy Affordable Cashmere

Cashmere can be known for being quite pricey! It’s such a great fabric of high quality and warmth that it’s hard to find affordable cashmere for the everyday woman. That’s why I LOVE Quince! They provide the high-quality pieces for affordable prices, in an ethical and sustainable way!

This is Quince’s mission: “We started Quince to challenge the existing idea that nice things should cost a lot. Our mission was simple: create an item of equal or greater quality than the leading luxury brands at a much lower price.”

They have free shipping and free returns. They’re one of my very favorite brands! You can get $10 off your purchase HERE.

So, don’t let the care for and the prices of cashmere intimidate you! It’s a great fabric to have in your closet!

You can see different ways to style a cashmere sweater HERE.

How to Care for Cashmere

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