Caring for cashmere
High on the hills of inner Mongolia, through cold winter months, the capra hircus goat grows a long and silky coat.
Cashmere fibre is obtained by manually combing the animals at the beginning of spring. The thinnest and longest, highest quality fibres come from the underbelly of the animal. This is a practise older than memory.
It takes about three goats to yield enough cashmere for one of our sweaters.
The cashmere is soft, silky and velvety, giving a unique sensation of lightness and warmth.
How to care for your cashmere
On a clean surface, lay your cashmere piece completely flat and use a pilling comb to gently remove all the bobbles.
Fill a clean sink or basin with lukewarm water. Use a small amount of cashmere detergent or baby shampoo. Turn the garment inside out and submerge in the water for five to 10 minutes. Rinse in cool water, until the water runs clear.
Squeeze to remove excess water, but do not wring. Lay flat on a dry towel, roll up and press with your palms to remove excess water. Reshape and lay flat to dry.
Store folded in a cloth bag or pillowcase, to protect it and keep it in great condition.
This cashmere has been designed to last, year after year. We hope that you can use this guide to care for your piece and enjoy many happy and cosy wears.