Caring for a cashmere blend scarf requires a gentle and delicate approach to ensure its longevity and maintain its softness. Here are some tips to help you care for your cashmere blend scarf:
Hand washing: Cashmere blends are often best washed by hand to prevent damage. Fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water and add a small amount of mild detergent specifically designed for delicate fabrics. Gently submerge the scarf and lightly agitate it with your hands, taking care not to wring or twist it. Rinse the scarf thoroughly with clean water.
Drying: After washing, gently press the excess water out of the scarf, but do not wring or twist it. Lay the scarf flat on a clean towel and roll it up to absorb more moisture. Then reshape the scarf and lay it flat on a drying rack or another clean, dry towel away from direct sunlight or heat sources. Allow it to air dry completely.
Storage: When storing your cashmere blend scarf, make sure it is clean and completely dry. Fold it gently and store it in a breathable storage bag or box to protect it from dust and pests. Avoid hanging the scarf as it may stretch out of shape.
Avoid contact with rough surfaces: Be cautious when wearing your cashmere blend scarf, as it can snag on rough surfaces like jewellery or Velcro. Try to keep it away from such surfaces to minimize the risk of damage.
Pilling: Pilling, the formation of small balls of fibre on the surface of the scarf, is a natural characteristic of cashmere blends. You can remove pills by gently using a cashmere comb or a fabric shaver. Be careful not to apply too much pressure to avoid damaging the fabric.