Pashmina Care

Pashmina is a delicate yarn, it needs to be cared for if it’s going to last for years and years. Fortunately, natural fabrics do not need such frequent washing as synthetics and it’s not hard to take care your Pashmina shawl or scarf with a few simple steps – ensuring that it remains intact with time.

CARING

Always fold your Pashmina scarf and store in the box provided or in a drawer. A clever way to keep your precious pashmina scarf looking intact is to give it a break occasionally.

  • Let it breathe! Hang it out in a shady spot for some crisp fresh air, let those fibres breathe, shed the wrinkles and recoil their pristine weaves.

CLEANING

There is really no need to wash your Pashmina shawl or scarf often. In fact, the Kashmiris don’t wash it for years, they just let it air out from time to time. However, it may need to be cleaned from time to time. There are two basic ways to clean cashmere properly.

  • The first way is to have your shawl professionally dry-cleaned. Talk to your dry-cleaner to make sure they have experience cleaning cashmere.
  • The second way is to clean it by hand. Here’s the step-by-step process:
  • Carefully hand wash your shawl or scarf under running water using a delicate shampoo, such as baby shampoo.
  • Don’t stretch or scrub while washing – an easy massaging will do.
  • Gently press the water out of the wet shawl, smooth it out and place it to dry flat on a clean bath towel.
  • Don’t wring or twist your scarf as this will damage the delicate fibres.

MOTHS

Moths consider Pashmina a delicacy! Cedar chips will help protect against them, as will storing in a dry clean spot and airing out from time to time.

PILLING

Pilling is a natural process even for Pashimna. Pills are the little balls of fibre that start to gather on your shawl typically in areas where there is friction. Should pilling appear, use cashmere comb remove it.

With proper care, you will treasure your Pashmina scarf for years to come!