How do you wash cashmere by hand?
To wash cashmere by hand, prepare a tub, sink or basin by filling it with water that is cool and add a specially-formulated detergent for wool.
Once the detergent has been added, place your sweater in the water, being sure to keep any beiges and whites separate from any colors. Gently move your garment around in the water, making sure it is fully submerged, for about 30 seconds.
Then, let it soak in the water for up to 30 minutes to allow the fibers to absorb the water and loosen any dirt or grime.
After soaking, rinse the cashmere item with fresh cold water to remove any soap residue. Ensure the water runs clear, indicating that the detergent is completely removed. Drain the used water and continue rinsing with cool, clean water until the cashmere sweater is thoroughly rinsed.
Once rinsed thoroughly, you can gently roll up the cashmere item in a towel to remove excess water. Avoid wringing or twisting the fabric, as this can cause stretching or damage. Then, lay the cashmere sweater flat to dry on a clean, dry surface.