Care Guide

Taking care of your cashmere & Pashmina scarves

Cashmere and Pashmina stoles are made from delicate and luxurious material that requires proper care and maintenance to keep them looking their best. Cashmere scarves, in particular, are prized for their softness, warmth, and versatility. We have compiled a step-by-step guide and some helpful tips to help you keep your cashmere and Pashmina scarves in excellent condition. With proper care, your cashmere scarf will remain a luxurious addition to your wardrobe for many years.

  • Step 1: Hand-washing

    Before washing, check the care label for any specific instructions. Generally, cashmere scarves should be hand-washed in cold water with a mild detergent. Avoid using hot water or harsh detergents, which can damage the fibres. Gently agitate the scarf in the water for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water until all the soap is gone.

  • Step 2: Drying

    Gently squeeze out excess water, but do not wring or twist the scarf. Lay the scarf flat on a clean towel and roll up the towel to absorb any remaining water. Unroll the towel and reshape the scarf. Lay it flat on a drying rack, away from direct sunlight or heat.

  • Step 3: Storage

    When storing your cashmere scarf, fold it neatly and place it in a drawer or shelf. Avoid hanging your scarf, as this can stretch it out of shape. To prevent moths from damaging your scarf, store it with cedar balls. It is recommended to store cashmere in plastic garment bags for up to 3 months. For long-term storage, cotton canvas garment bags are recommended.

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Practical tips for care

Avoid Pilling: Pilling is the formation of small balls of fibres on the scarf's surface. Avoid rubbing the scarf against rough surfaces or wearing it with abrasive materials such as denim to prevent this from happening. You can also turn the scarf inside out when washing to reduce friction.

Get Rid of Pills: If your cashmere scarf has already developed pills, you can remove them with a pill shaver or a fabric comb. Gently run the tool over the surface of the scarf to remove the pills. Be careful not to apply too much pressure, or you may damage the fibres.

Handle with Care: Cashmere is a delicate fabric, so handling your scarf with care is essential. Avoid snagging the scarf on jewellery or other sharp objects, and be mindful of where you place it to prevent accidental damage.

Rotate Your Scarf: Rotate your scarf with other scarves in your collection to prevent excessive wear and tear. This will give each scarf a chance to rest and recover between wears.

Moth Prevention for Cashmere: To protect your cashmere from moths, which lay their eggs in these natural fibres for their larvae to feed on, consider placing cedar balls in your drawers and closets. Additionally, sachets made from certain herbs can deter moths; while these herbs emit a pleasant aroma for humans, they are repugnant to moths.