Cashmere wool, commonly known as cashmere, is a natural fibre obtained from cashmere goat’s inner coat. This fibre is finer, more resistant than wool yet softer and warmer. Cashmere wool is collected in the Spring time, usually between March and May, when goats naturally moult their winter coat. Cashmere workers brush the goats to remove the fine hair, which will later be further refined to leave the inner and finer fibres. Cashmere is then cleaned and processed into the flat layers that are used to create the end products.
Thanks to its natural sourcing, cashmere is resistant to wrinkles and it is able to maintain its shape, making it sit beautifully against the skin.
Cashmere is naturally odour and water resistant, so it requires basic care. Here are some tips to take care of your cashmere and make sure it maintains its colour, shape and softness:
- Do not wash it often, as the fibres are water- and stain-resistant;
- Hand wash cashmere with cool water or dry clean it. Dry cleaning is recommended as cashmere retains its shape and size;
- Use gentle detergents to preserve the colour;
- Avoid stretching the garment, but squeeze it gently;
- Lay the garment flat to dry;
- Ironing is not required as cashmere wool is wrinkle resistant;
- In case of pills and matted fibres, we suggest using a firm soft sweater brush.