Cashmere + Care

OUR CASHMERE

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

Cashmere is a natural fibre that is excellent at wicking moisture away from the skin making it exceptionally comfortable to wear.
Small air spaces between the fibres make it warm without weight, providing insulation and airflow to allow the skin to breath whilst feeling sumptuous against your skin.
The grade of cashmere that we use has the longest and finest fibres that allow for a more durable product with the softest feel. As a natural fabric, it can also be reunited with the earth, or recycled with ease.

 

HOME CARE

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.

Hand Wash

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

When storing your cashmere garment, try to fold or roll rather than hang, which can stretch your garment out of shape. If you put your cashmere garments away for the summer, use a breathable sealed bag, draw or storage box to avoid the moths getting in.  We love to store with cedar balls or in drawers lined with moth-repellent paper

 

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.