Washing cashmere

Set your washing machine to the delicate, woollen or hand wash cycle. This wash cycle normally avoids spinning, but instead gently rocks the laundry, which minimizes friction and thus the felting process. Or you can simply wash it by hand.Set the washing temperature to "cold". Any heat input (for example, by washing at 30°C) increases the risk of the garment becoming matted.Only choose the lowest spinning rate if necessary (usually 400 revolutions per minute). Use liquid wool or special cashmere detergent. Do not add softener. Turn clothes inside out and close buttons.

Drying & Ironing

Lay your cashmere items flat in their natural shape to air dry. NEVER use a dryer! After drying, iron your knitwear by steaming it. The heat has the effect of destroying possible bacteria and moth eggs. Likewise, the damp steam helps revive the cashmere – it gives back the natural moisture that it loses in very dry air.


Pilling is a natural characteristic of cashmere and is not a quality defect. Carefully remove the nodules using a pilling comb.

Further care tips

Cashmere does not need to be washed after each wearing; it is sufficient to air out cashmere clothing after each wearing. Normally, do not wear the same cashmere product for more than 2 days straight. If possible, store your cashmere by folding. To protect against moths, use moth paper or put a lavender bag or a lavender soap in between your garments.