CASHMERE is one of the finest natural fibres in the world. It is combed from the undercoat of Chinese and Mongolian goats. Knitwear made from this precious fibre is luxurious and extremely soft to wear making it the perfect choice for your baby or child.
Contrary to what many people think, Cashmere is relatively simple to care for if you follow this easy guide. It actually gets softer with correct washing and is so warm and cozy your children will want to wear it every day making it difficult to even get into the laundry basket! What may seem at first glance as an extravagant purchase will turn out to be an extremely wise and practical one.
A Note on Pilling
After wearing your new cashmere garment for the first times you might find small balls of fibre forming on the surface. These small balls, or "pills", are caused by some of the loose fibre tangling together as areas of your garment are rubbed during wear.
"PILLING" is not indicative of inferior quality - it is an inevitable consequence of the careful processing of the cashmere fibre. Pills can be easily removed by hand or by using a cashmere comb or a "d-fuzz-it" as it is sometimes known.
Cashmere knitwear can be hand washed or dry-cleaned. Hand washing is recommended following these simple guidelines:
- Hand wash cool/lukewarm water using a mild detergent. Or machine wash cold on gentle/delicates cycle only.
- If hand washing, squeeze suds gently through fabric - do not rub, wring or stretch the garment. Excessive rubbing can cause cashmere to felt.
- Rinse thoroughly but carefully in clean lukewarm water.
- Gently squeeze out excess water. Do not wring. A short, light spin in a washing machine will remove most of the water.
- Smooth garment back into shape and place flat on a towel - dry naturally away from direct heat such as radiators or sunlight. Do not tumble dry. Heat will shrink cashmere fibres.