‘Hand wash only’
Cashmere falls into the ominous ‘hand was only’ category.
Follow below steps for the best result:
1. First clean out the sink to ensure there are no other cleaning products in there that may damage your cashmere. Once clean, fill your sink with cool water.
2. Add the recommended amount of delicate garment detergent and briskly run your hand through the water to distribute the detergent & generate suds. (Baby shampoo works equally well if you are running empty on the delicate garment detergent and you are in a hurry.)
Turn your garment inside out and submerge the cashmere, gently squeezing the suds through it. Spot treat with a squirt of neat detergent and massage gently with fingertips. Rinse and repeat where necessary and allow the garment to soak for 10 minutes.
3. Drain the sink and rinse your cashmere with cool water until the water rinses clear. Gently press water out and place it lengthwise on a clean, dry bath towel. Roll up the towel and press with your palms to squeeze out excess water. (Do not wring or twist)
Remove the garment from the towel and smooth it out into its original shape. Lay the cashmere flat on a dry towel or drying rack if you have one, and allow it to air dry.