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Caring for your Cashmere

November 12, 2018

Nothing, but nothing’s softer than cashmere. It’s incredibly warm and cozy — and just the luxury your wardrobe deserves. It looks great anywhere and everywhere too, from Sunday lunch with the family to a cozy evening on the sofa at home. When you need something extra special, cashmere’s got you covered.

The Sophie Cardigan from FatFace with 5% cashmere, worn on a model sitting in a neutral colour living room

Keeping your cashmere beautiful forever does require a bit of love but trust us, it's so worth it. Show your cashmere just how much you love it by following this simple guide on how to keep it looking its best for years to come…

A neatly folded pile of beautifully soft cashmere knitwear from FatFace


Regular hand washing will keep your new knits fresh and fluffy (either in cool water or dry cleaned). Use a non-bio detergent suitable for wool and silk as biological detergents contain enzymes that are no good for cashmere fibres. Always hand wash in cool water and then gently squeeze out the excess moisture (never wring out as this will cause the cashmere to misshape).

A cashmere knit being hand washed in soapy cool water with a non-bio detergent


To keep your knit looking its best, reshape while wet, lie it flat and allow to dry naturally. We suggest popping it in between two towels first to soak up any excess moisture. Just make sure you never hang your cashmere when wet as it will cause it to go out of shape.


Use a pilling comb to give your cashmere a gentle brush in between washes to get rid of any excess fibres and keep it looking as good as new. Stroke it, comb it, wear it… keep It happy.


To keep away those pesky moths that love cashmere as much as you, store in your drawer with lavender or rosemary bags. During summer, store your cashmere away in an airtight container with a couple of mothballs inside. In winter, or when you’re wearing your cashmere more regularly, pop it away in a breathable bag. If you do suspect moths have been at your sweater, pop it in the freezer to kill any bugs (this might sound a little crazy but trust us on this!).

Beautifully wrapped lavender bags, which are ideal for keeping moths away from knitwear when stored in drawers

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