Q: Would You Wash Your Cashmere at Home?

A: You should.

It looks so delicate that you don’t want to ruin it by unprofessionally washing at home.
That’s not really true. It’s probably much better to wash it by yourself if you can follow the right steps.

Here are the tips for washing cashmere at home

  • Fill the sink basin with cold or room temperature water (do not use hot water).
  • Add a small amount of gentle detergent (for wool/cashmere or baby shampoo) and lightly stir.
  • Put the cashmere into the water, press down lightly several times to wash and gently squeeze the soapy water through the knit.
  • Fill the sink again with clear water and rinse. Repeat this for once or twice.
  • Gently squeeze water and put it in a laundry mesh bag. Place it in a washing machine. Use spin cycle for one minute. (Do not spin it longer)

    — If spin cycle does not work. You could use a salad spinner (make sure it’s clean). Place it evenly around the basket. spin it until most of the moisture is removed.

    The important thing is not to twist and squeeze by hand. Use the centrifugal force!

    — Or, lay it on a white towel gently roll the towel and scarf together to remove moisture, squeezing and pressing as you work.

  • Lay the item flat on mesh drying rack in its natural shape and allow it to air dry.

I’ve washed my Angel’s Cashmere scarf several times this way.

It’s 6 years old and still soft and nice. Even softer than before…