Catalogo Marenza Cashmere

Come and wash cashmere by hand

The simplest way to wash cashmere is to use good old elbow grease. Take a basin and fill it with a little warm water, in which you will dissolve a little neutral and delicate soap or a detergent suitable for wool and cashmere. Turn the garment inside out and soak it for just a few minutes, massaging gently, without twisting or rubbing. Rinse it under running water until it becomes clear, then don't wring it out! Just wrap it in a towel and leave it that way until most of the absorbed water is gone.

Come and wash the cashmere in the washing machine

Even if we work to do it by hand, washing cashmere sweaters in the washing machine is possible!

First you should turn the garment inside out and put it in the net that is usually used for laundry in the washing machine, or in a lining. Choose a specific program for wool or delicates that do not exceed 30 ° in temperature. Do not overdo it with detergent and always use a specific one.

You can use the centrifuge which helps eliminate excess water, but never more than 600 rpm.

Come and dry the cashmere

Always avoid hanging a wet cashmere garment because it could deform. Use the towel trick to soak up the excess water - just cover it and roll it up inside. To complete drying, the best solution is to lay it out on a surface, protected from direct sunlight, but also from heat sources such as the radiator.

The extra tip

if you have stretched the garment well, there should be no creases, but if there is a need to iron the garment inside out, covered with a cotton handkerchief and using a medium / low iron temperature. Do not use steam and before folding the garment, let it cool down.

How to read the label you find on our garments:

  • We recommend that you wash the garments you buy on our e-Commerce by hand.
  • You can iron our garments, but always inside out and setting the lowest temperature of the iron.
  • Always use lukewarm water, at a maximum of 30 °.
  • Do not dry the garment in the dryer.
  • Never use the candle!

Our garments can be washed with perchlorethylene, hydrocarbons or solvents R113 and R11, respecting the temperature and humidity limits.

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How to take care of cashmere

In addition to washing tips, there are other tips we want to give you to keep the quality of cashmere unchanged.

However, cashmere is a delicate material that does not like to be stressed! We therefore advise you not to wear it for more than one day in a row: if you put it on today, tomorrow let it rest lying on a surface in the open air. This precaution is important because the elastic fibers relax and recover their natural softness. After that, you can fold it up and put it in the drawer; avoid hanging it because it could deform.

Another important tip is to limit washing. Wear your cashmere garment at least 5 or 6 times before washing it.

What to do when the seasons change?

Although cashmere is a fiber suitable for wearing even in the warmest season, there are some cashmere scarves and sweaters that need to be put away in spring while waiting for winter.

Wool, as we know, is very tempting for moths, so always remember to use the appropriate anti-moth sheets and to protect the garments with bags or using boxes.

Pilling: what it is and how to prevent it

The word pilling comes from the English verb to pill, meaning "to pill", and cashmere is actually subject to the formation of pilling. However, this is not a defect, but a natural consequence that occurs when wearing the garment.

After the first few times you wear your cashmere sweater, small dots will begin to appear on the surface which are generated by the intertwining of the shorter, freer fibers in the rubbing areas (they are in fact more frequent in the armpit area).

Don't worry! Within a few washes these dots will disappear and your cashmere sweater will be like new again. To help you, you can also use special combs or velvet anti-pilling brushes to gently caress the head and remove excess hair.