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I have a merino wool sweater that has a printed silk panel on the front. I have your J. Crew Cashmere Wash and your Delicate Wash and was wondering which one I should use to wash the garment. I am concerned about shrinkage and the integrity of the silk.
Also, I have a wool blend skirt and a wool coat, would your Fabric Fresh be a good way to avoid dry cleaning these items? And could I wash them with the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo? They are both lined in acetate.
For all three of your items, we recommend washing with the J.Crew Cashmere Wash. Our rule of thumb for blended fabric is to wash according to the highest percentage. i.e. if the item is 70% merino wool and 30% silk, wash with our Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, or J.Crew Cashmere Wash. This detergent is very gentle and will not harm the integrity of the silk paneling on your sweater. It will also work well to launder your wool blend skirt and wool coat!
Pretreat any staining with our Wash & Stain Bar. If you choose to launder in the machine instead of hand washing, place in a Mesh Bag. Add the J.Crew Cashmere Wash directly into the drum or detergent dispenser. Make sure the machine is set to the Delicate or Woolen cycle. Most importantly, the water temperature must be cold/cold or risk shrinkage. I’ve linked more information below for your convenience.
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Wool & Cashmere Shampoo 16 fl. oz.
Wash & Stain Bar
Mesh Bag Bundle