Cashmere + Care
All of our cashmere is sourced from the semi wild Kashmir goats living and thriving in the cold region of Mongolia.
The high and dry plateau surrounding the Gobi Desert of Mongolia produces the best quality of cashmere due to the vast temperature oscillation between summer and winter. The winters can be as cold as -35C and the summers +35C, resulting in the goats producing the warmest cashmere.
The fleece of the goats is combed during the spring moulting season, and their hairs cleaned, classified and spun to create cashmere yarns from which our products are woven.
WHY WE LOVE CASHMERE
With a little bit of care your cashmere garment can age wonderfully and last a lifetime. Please always read the care label for your garment before cleaning.
When handwashing it is important to use a hand-wash liquid (we recommend Number 3 Eco Wash for cashmere and wool by the Clothes Doctor) or specially-formulated wool shampoo. Normal biological washing detergents include enzymes that will ‘rot’ the fibres over time and can ruin a garment.
We recommend the following process for hand-washing:
Water & Shampoo: Turn the garment inside out and place in lukewarm water containing the cashmere hand wash liquid. Gently press the water through fabric and swirl – do not rub, wring, stretch or soak for more than 20min
Rinse: Using clean cold or lukewarm water rinse the garment until the water is clear. Gently squeeze out excess water, taking care not lift the garment when it is saturated with water as this can cause misshaping
Dry: Place your garment on a bath towel, on a flat surface and smooth the garment back into shape. Roll into the towel and gently squeeze the excess water and then dry flat, away from sunlight or direct heat sources
Iron: If required, you can press lightly on reverse with a cool iron
Tips for Storing Your Cashmere
Moths are cashmere’s worst enemy! Always store your cashmere garments clean, as dirt can attract the moths. Lavender sachets and cedar balls may help to prevent moths.
If you are not wearing your garment regularly, make sure you air and clean wardrobes and drawers and shake out garments periodically. Have a quick look over – moths like nooks such folds.