Cashmere products can be treated just like any other wool fabrics
Wash by hand or select the wool wash cycle on the washing machine
Water temperature max. 30 °C, a little wool detergent, only briefly and gently spin or knead
Thecashmere silk quality Pashmina is very easy to care for: If it absorbsodours - for example in a restaurant or bar - we recommend that yousimply leave it to air out. Spilt something on your pashmina? This isno cause for concern: pashmina shawls can be cleaned just as easily ascashmere jumpers.
During our tests we repeatedly hand washed cashmere-silk blends using Perwoll and did not identify any loss of colour. And Perwoll obviouslythinks about it the same way. Not surprisingly, Perwoll has advertisedits wool detergent with our 70% cashmere quality pashminas!
Butwashing is possible even with the wool programme of your washingmachine. Please make sure that the water temperature does not exceed 30°C and that the spin cycle is limited to a minimum. If the pashmina isstill very wet after washing, knead it gently and thus squeeze out thewater from the wool fibres.
Important: When drying your pashmina, always lie it out flat (!) on a clothes rack. Hanging it could cause the cloth material to distort.
Why is wool so sensitive?
Cashmerefabrics are made from animal fibres, which consist mainly of protein.These wool fibres swell as they come into contact with water. Moreover,prolonged exposure to water, especially hot water or steam, can loosencomponents of the fibres. During machining, wool fibres rub againsteach other as they do not present a smooth but a scaly surface. Inturn, this leads to fabric shrinkage and felting. Inappropriate washingsolutions or excessive detergent produce the same effect. It followsthat you should not rub, wring or pull woollen cloth in the water. Thewater temperature should not exceed 30° C. Refrain from acceleratingthe drying process by laying your garment in the sun or on a radiator.Please note that cashmere fabrics are particularly sensitive andfeature a slightly lower colour strength than other wools.