THE WIFE Guide: Caring For Cashmere

THE WIFE Guide: Caring for Cashmere

Winter and cashmere…. the two practically go hand in hand! Every WIFE loves bundling up in those cozy cuddly sweaters and scarves, but unfortunately special laundered care comes along with it! Surely the majority of you wives ¬†just drop your sweaters off at the dry cleaners and wave goodbye. However, for the select few of you who enjoy the task of laundry, THE WIFE has prepared step by step guide on how to clean your cashmere at home. Click “continue reading” for THE WIFE’s Guide to Caring for Cashmere and the best products to use. -Taryn Cox for THE WIFE

Pre Treating:

  • De pill your cashmere sweater by combing the sweater with a sweater comb or stone.
  • Inspect the outside and inside of the sweater for stains and pre treat with a stain solution if nessecary.

Hand Washing:

  • Prepare a sink with cold or tepid water and measure out your desired cashmere wash solution.
  • Turn the sweater inside out and submerge it in water, gentley hand wash and soak for 15 – 30 minutes.
  • Disregard water and refill sink with clean water, place sweater into the sink to rinse out, repeat with clean water until detergent is gone.
  • Press out any excess water. NEVER wring the water out!

Drying:

  • Place sweater on a drying rack or lay the sweater flat on a clean towel to dry in its natual shape.¬†-Taryn Cox for THE WIFE

In Between Washing:

  • Use a Cashmere Spray (like featured below) to harness bacteria properties, repel moths and keep your cashmere fresh and clean.

THE WIFE Guide: Caring For Cashmere

The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, $ at Thelaundress.com; The Good Home Co. Lavender Cedar Cashmere Wash, $20.00 at Goodhomestore.com; Elisir Scented Cashmere Detergent, $65.00 at Frette.com

THE WIFE Guide: Caring For Cashmere

White + Warren Cashmere Care, $18.00 at Whiteandwarren.com; Caldrea Sea Salt Neroli Delicate Wash, $10.00 at Caldrea.com; Organic Baby Shampoo

THE WIFE Guide: Caring For Cashmere

The Laundress for J. Crew Cashmere Spray, $10.00 at Jcrew.com; The Laundress Cashmere Brush, $60.00 at Thelaundress.com; The Laundress Sweater Stone (For Heavier Knits), $18.00 at Thelaundress.com; The laundress Sweater Comb (For Delicate Knits), $18.00 at Thelaundress.com

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#1 Rachel on 01.08.14 at 9:34 pm

I never understood washing cashmere, thanks for the helpful info wife

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