Cashmere Care

How do I take good care of my cashmere item?

Since day one, we have worked with one of the world’s finest, natural fibres: Cashmere. We think that responsibility and striving for sustainability go hand-in-hand. From day one, we have considered all our choices from an environmental impact perspective and made the best decisions possible. We use yarn from an eco-certified factory in China with good working conditions and multiple certificates like R.W.S & GOTS.

Cashmere Fibres – the source 
Cashmere goats grow very soft, fine and smooth downy hair below their long and relatively coarse hair. As temperatures rise in the Spring, herders carefully hand-comb the goats to collect the fine fibres, which would otherwise shed naturally. Cashmere goats produce a limited volume of these fibres each year, no more than 200g per goat. An average sweater requires two to five goats’ hair for production, illustrating the exclusive nature of cashmere.

How do I take good care of my cashmere item?

We are proud that all SO GOOD TO WEAR collections meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) for cashmere, which assures 100% organic cashmere. Through certified, responsible environmental and social practices, our cashmere and the production processes are held to the highest, accountable standards. We believe that you should be able to wear your pieces for decades to come, and through small, simple everyday steps, you can continue the care of your SO GOOD TO WEAR cashmere.

We encourage you to minimise washing your cashmere item as much as you can. You won’t need to wash your cashmere after each wear. This is not only better for the environment, but it is also not always necessary. Cashmere is a natural product that can clean itself. Hang your item on a hanger outside or in a steamy bathroom and any smells will be gone in no time. However, it is important to ensure your pieces are kept clean to avoid attracting any moths. 

We recommend hand-washing at home using a special cashmere wash. Alternatively, use a washing machine with a delicates, hand-wash or wool setting with a maximum temperature of 30°C and no spin. Place your piece in a laundry bag before adding it to the machine. Alternatively, use a dry-cleaning service if there are any stains or more substantial cleaning required.

Dry your cashmere by laying the piece flat on a towel, rolling it loosely, lightly press and then allow it to air-dry flat. This way the item doesn’t stretch out. 

To remove creases from your cashmere, turn the piece inside-out and lay it flat. Turn the iron to the lowest heat setting, and avoid direct contact between the iron and the cashmere by laying a damp cloth between them. If using a hand-held steamer, keep some distance between the hot face and the cashmere. 

To store your cashmere items, fold your items on a shelf preferably a dark drawer or shelf space. Keep your piece folded, because they can lose their shape when you hang them. You can also put some cedar wood balls around your cashmere items. Cedarwood balls are a natural repellent to moths. Replace them annually.

If you want to store your item for a long period we advise you to use cotton bags (no plastic bags). 

Some pilling is normal, due to friction. Loose fibres on the piece’s surface could start to appear as small fluffy balls. This is the natural character of the material and appears in places where the material experiences some friction, under the armpit for example. 

We recommend using a special cashmere comb to treat your product. Lay the piece flat and gently brush away any pills.