ZEIN knitwear

Cashmere Care

Cashmere is one of the world’s finest and most delicate natural fibres. Look after your garment with love & care, and it will reward you by both lasting a long time, and continuing to feel soft and luxurious wash after wash.
Cashmere is a natural fibre which loves water and is renewed with each wash, whether by hand or by machine. In the later case, however, we recommend using a gentle wash cycle with a spin speed of no more than 400 rpm. For proper care, it is sufficient to follow only a few precautions, such as the use of cold water and delicate detergents. We discourage the use of fabric softener.
Cashmere Pilling 
Such a fine fibre that has gone through a variety of manufacturing processes to become your garment, initially some cashmere fibre will naturally shed. After wearing, you may find small pills forming on the surface of your garment. Pills form as a result of loose fibres tangling together in areas of wear. This can be everyday wear such as under the arm, or friction of seat belts, rough textured bag straps & fabrics. Before wash remove all pills - lay your knit flat and gently glide the cashmere comb (or pick them off by hand) over the affected area. In time, the fibre settles, pilling reduces & your cashmere looks flawless for longer.
Cashmere knitwear does not require soaking. To wash your garment, dip it in cold water - best if turned inside out - using only a small amount of delicate detergent, and proceed to massage lightly. In case of stains, gently rub the area directly with detergent. Rinse by pressing softly without wringing or twisting. Excess water can be removed by rolling the garment in a towel on a flat surface and pressing gently. This will allow your sweater to dry more quickly.
In order to maintain its original shape, your cashmere garment should be laid flat to dry, avoiding direct sunlight or other heat sources. Turn your sweater over at least once, allowing it to dry well on both sides, making sure that the sleeves are not dangling from the surface.
If the garment has been properly washed and dried and does not have any creases, it can be worn without ironing. Should it be necessary however, steam using a hand-held steamer from a slight distance or iron inside-out, placing a cotton rag between the iron and the garment.