We believe that the best way that you can minimize your environmental impact is to wear your products for a long time. We’ve prioritized durable, natural materials that will stand the test of time. But it's also on your job to make sure that you're treating your fabrics the way they deserve. This will ensure a healthier wardrobe and a healthier planet.
Don't Wash Often: Cashmere and wool aren't like regular old synthetic tee-shirts that be thrown in the wash after every wear. You can get a lot of usage out of one wash, so only do it when you think it's necessary. Airing is an even more effective way of ensuring that your item stays fresh. To air effectively, place the garment where air can access it easily, like hanging or lying on a chair.
Machine Wash: When the time does comes to wash your cashmere, use the wool/silk program on your machine, or if that is not available, the delicate/handwash cycle at a cool temperature (no higher than 30 degrees). Make sure to use gentle detergent and a high spin speed.
Hand Wash: If you don't have a machine, don't worry. Handwashing is easier than you may think. Simply put your garment in a bowl of lukewarm water with one drop of wool washing up liquid (or a drop of shampoo). Allow the water and the soap to absorb into the cashmere. When you remove it, don't wring it, as this can cause wrinkles and damage. Instead, pick it up flat and squeeze it out with flat hands. Repeat this process a few times, and then lay the garment on a towel.
Stain Removal: Try to remove the stain from your garment as quickly as possible. If it has already been absorbed, you can try wrapping the stain around a sink-tap, and allowing water to flow through it. You can also gently massage a stain remover into it before your next wash.
Avoid Dry-Cleaning: Dry-cleaning involves the use of many chemicals that are incredibly harmful to the environment and to your skin. Instead, you can steam your garment at home in a humid environment.
Adjust: If your garment has shrunk or lost a bit of its shape in the washing process, pull it back to its original form while it is still wet.
Air Dry: The best way to ensure that your wool doesn't shrink is to air dry it. Hang it or place it flat on a drying rack. Don't use a towel because this can hinder air flow.
Protect from Moths: Moths are suckers for cashmere garments, and if you don't protect your wool properly, they'll eat right through it. The best way to protect from moths is to store your garment in sealed plastic bags. Make sure it is clean before you do so. You can also throw some cedar wood balls in the closet, which will deter the moths. If you find that a moth has taken up residence in one of your beloved items, place it in the freezer for 24 hours, take it out, bring it back to room temperature, and then repeat the process. If they've made any holes, you can always use a simple needle and thread to mend your garment.
Hanging: It's best to fold your item so that it doesn't stretch on hangers, but if you do decide to hang it, make sure you use padded coat hangers.
De-Pilling: The little fuzz balls that accumulate on wool and cashmere over time are called pills. To de-pill your fabric, use a cashmere comb or garment bristle brush. Never use a razor or scissors, as this can harm the fibres.