At Robinson Man, we are obsessed with cashmere and love to share our tips and tricks to get the most use of your pieces for the season. Cashmere will be your go-to whenever the weather changes or you feel like a gentle hug with no attachments. Great for the environment, great for your wallet and great for you. We know you will never forget to service your helicopter or vintage Aston; cashmere is no different. A small amount of upkeep will keep it looking and feeling luxurious for all of life’s celebrations.
We understand that caring for cashmere garments is paramount to maintaining softness and longevity. In response to the growing interest in cashmere care, we have compiled the ultimate guide to help you care for your favourite pieces at home. Forget the confusion and disinformation, and follow these simple steps to ensure your cashmere stays as beautiful as the day you bought it.
It is straightforward washing cashmere, and whether you are a purist who prefers a hand wash or washing machines are your saviour, we have guidelines for both preferences.
Follow these steps to keep your cashmere clean and fresh.
Proper drying is crucial to maintaining the softness and shape of your cashmere garments.
For woven items such as scarves or blankets, which seldom need cleaning, take them to a reputable dry cleaner that does not use the hazardous chemical perchloroethylene (PERC).
Pilling is a natural characteristic of cashmere and should not be a cause for concern. Use a cashmere comb to gently remove any pills while the garment is still damp and easy to manage. Comb in one direction over the affected area, using short, gentle strokes. There are hand-held de-pilling machines for excessive pilling, such as those offered by premium garment care brand Steamery, which gently shave off the pilled fibre. Don’t do this too often, or you risk thinning the garment.
If you’ve had the misfortune of acquiring a hole, see us for a recommendation to a reputable tailor specialising in invisible mending.
Proper storage is essential to protect your cashmere during long-term storage. It’s important to clean your garments before storing them. Always keep your cashmere garments clean and folded to prevent the moths from setting in and the garment losing its shape. When considering long-term storage, we recommend storing your cashmere smartly in a snap-lock resealable bag, protecting it from moths and other potential damage in the warmer months.