CASHMERE AND PASHMINA
PASHMINA AS A REAL ART
As the most famous luxury fiber in the world, people’s love for pashmina has grown over the centuries.
With its earliest documented use, dating back to the 16th century, it is still presented today as fine art that makes its way into the wardrobes of royalty.
Owning a pashmina is a matter of pride, and this uniqueness requires proper care and maintenance.
The preferred method of washing cashmere is dry cleaning.
Another option is hand washing, following the instructions:
- Wash very carefully in cold water, using a mild wool detergent or baby shampoo.
- The detergent must be completely dissolved before placing the scarf in the water.
- Do not twist during washing!
- Do not squeeze after washing. Instead, place it in a flat shady place to dry.
- Once it dries, you can warm the iron, but it is best to put a piece of paper or cloth between the iron and the fabric.
Store your pashmina in muslin fabric to avoid the growth of hairs or short fibers that separate the fabric surface or yarn. Fold it well and place it on waterproof items.
Keep the pashmina in a drawer or storage box with dried sachets of Azadirachta indica, lilac, or lavender sachets to repel moths. If you want to store cashmere for longer, you can also consider plastic storage bags with a zipper so that moths can not penetrate them.
Do not use naphthalene balls while storing pashmina, as they can obscure its beauty and give it a constant scent.
Store pashmina in a cool, dry place. In case of contact with moisture, visit a dry cleaner to eliminate the problem.
Ventilate your cashmere products periodically, preferably once a month, to avoid moths in your exclusive pashmina products.
Never expose your pashmina to direct heat or extreme sunlight, as this can damage the garment texture.
Never hang a pashmina in a wardrobe, as this can lead to the fabric stretching and loss of its shape. Instead, fold and arrange it well to keep the material fresh.
In case a thread is pulled on your scarf, which moves on the fabric, rub it as if you were scratching something. Of course, don’t make it too harsh, because it will make it worse. Just follow the connection of this thread until the end.
CARING FOR PASHMINA IS EASY
All you have to do is pay a little attention to it during storage and washing, and the piece of cloth will stay fresh for years to come.