1 Washing rules
- 1.1 Method 1: Safe Handwash
- 1.2 Method 2: Delicate Machine Wash
- 2 Conclusion
Expensive cashmere products require special care. I will talk about how to wash cashmere things to ensure their long term use and to maintain the initial quality.
So, is it possible to wash cashmere? If there is no warning on the label, the answer is yes. But this material is not easy to care for, which means that breaking the rules of washing will lead to shrinkage of the product and the formation of pellets, that is, damage to things.
What to do to keep the quality of the material:
Rule 1: follow the directions on the label.
Proper care of cashmere and safe washing methods are indicated on the product label. Follow them, and the delicate thing will not spoil.
Rule 2: Clean the stains before washing.
Use any of the 3 cleaning methods:
Rule 3: Use only cashmere detergent.
Special agent preferred:
Rule 4: Heat water to 30 ° C.
Try to maintain this temperature in the process of washing and rinsing, as drops will lead to shrinkage of the product.
Rule 5: Only a careful wash of cashmere.
Rule 5: dry in a straightened form on a horizontal surface.
Place a dry cloth under the wet cashmere product and change the bedding periodically.
Drying outerwear on a hanger will cause the material to stretch.
Cashmere things can be washed in two ways: in a washing machine or manually.
Method 1: Safe Handwash
The mechanical impact of the washing machine can spoil the delicate fibers, so it’s better to wash it by hand:
Before washing a cashmere sweater, remove the pellets from it.
Use the clothes brush - remove the lumps of the fibers.
Dissolve cashmere detergent in 30 degree water.
Make sure that the liquid gel or powder is completely dissolved, and whip the foam.
Soak the product for 10 minutes.
During this time, the pollution in the fibers will soak and then quickly be washed, and the thing will not have time to stretch and increase in size.
The way how to wash a cardigan: gently fold the jacket and place in a basin for soaking. So free-cut clothing will not stretch.
Wet and lightly squeeze the material.
Your hand movements should be neat, as if squeezing the sponge.
You can not rub cashmere products, otherwise spoil the soft threads.
Rinse the cashmere thoroughly.
Rinse, without squeezing the product, changing the water several times.
At the last rinse, add a teaspoon of glycerin to the basin with warm water. So return the softness and do not allow the shrinkage of things.
Dry cashmere on fabric:
Method 2: Delicate Machine Wash
Wash cashmere can be in the car. But for regular care it is better not to use this method, but to use this household equipment only occasionally, with strong contamination of the material.
Observe a number of nuances, how to wash clothes from cashmere:
- Turn inside out. So the front side will not rub against the drum, which means that the pellets are not formed.
- Set the delicate mode (wool, silk).
- Extra rinse required, because the tool is badly rinsed out of thick fluff.
- Turn off spinotherwise the material will shrink!
If after washing the thing has changed in size, I suggest ways to remedy the situation:
If a cashmere sweater has sat down:
If cashmere stretched out:
The product is guaranteed to shrink when rinsing and spinning in the car, but you do not control the process. Therefore, it is better to use the manual method.
Now you know how to wash cashmere, and careful care of it is not a problem for you. Apply my simple recommendations, as well as visual advice from the video in this article, and your favorite soft things will last a long time without losing a neat look. There are questions - ask them in the comments!
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