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How to wash your cashmere??

How to care for your cashmere product.

Many manufacturers recommend that you dry clean your cashmere jumper because very few people know how to wash them and they get sick of customers complaining that their lovely expensive jumpers have shrunk or been ruined.

Well if you can remember two things.  Cashmere HATES hot water and too many soap suds.

You can clean your cashmere knitwear in COLD water (not warm) COLD. You can add a LITTLE detergent.  If you have a grubby spot on the item, just rub that with soap and rinse out and then wash the whole item.

Rinse thoroughly - with COLD water - I keep typing COLD in capitals because people think I mean warmish - I really don't; I mean COLD.

When rinsed - lie it flat on top of a towel in a well aired room.

Once dry you can iron.

It's so easy, this is how you should wash all natural fibres.  Natural fibres like cashmere, lambswool, merino etc are pretty easy to take care of, its often the fibre of the stitching that will shrink or change the shape of lets say a wool suit, so don't try washing that in cold water. 

Above we are just talking about cashmere knitted goods.





Dear Customers,

It's such a shame to be closing our doors having only reopened the shop at the beginning of October. That being said, we feel incredibly lucky to have been welcomed back so warmly from you all.

As we navigate this uncertain time, we wanted to give you some good news. Whilst we are closing shop doors on Thursday, we are happy to announce that we are in the process of moving the entirety of our stock online. There will be one off jumpers, scarves, gloves and much more. Take your time going through the site… You can also contact us by email if you are looking for something in particular or have any questions.

The mills we use are traditional, often family run businesses that employ locally. They make the finest quality goods and we continue to give you the best prices. Your business helps us and them and we thank you for all your support during this time and always.

With love,

Portobello Cashmere

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