Washing pashmina scarves, shawls and other items begins with proper pre-treatment. Treat stains with Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar. Focus on susceptible areas such as underarms, necklines, and cuffs.
Stain Solution is ideal for protein and tannin stains, such as wine, coffee, ink, grass, urine, blood, and old, set-in stains such as pit stains.
The Wash & Stain Bar works the yarn to remove dirt, grease, oil, and makeup.
To remove odor, presoak the item for 30 minutes in cool water mixed with 1/4 cup of Scented Vinegar.
Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing pashmina.
Dry-cleaning solvents and enzyme-containing detergents will degrade the yarns.
Remove promptly from the washing machine to reduce creasing.
Dry & Finish
Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or clean towel. Do not put it in the dryer!
Expedite drying by laying the item flat on a clean towel. With the item in its original shape, roll it up in the towel (like a sleeping bag) to remove excess water.
When drying, avoid direct sunlight and heat sources, such as the radiator, because they can yellow, shrink, or damage woolens.
Never hang wet woolens.
To remove wrinkles, we recommend steaming for the best and safest finish. Never iron, as ironing will crush or flatten the natural pile of the yarns.
To freshen between wearings, spritz with Wool & Cashmere Spray.
Pashmina generally doesn't pill; if it does, remove pills on finer-gauge knits, such as lightweight scarves, T-shirts, or pants, by gliding the Sweater Comb across pilled areas.
For heavier-gauge items, such as thicker sweaters, outerwear, or heavy upholstery, use the Sweater Stone.
Always work tools in one direction.
When wool fibers become loose, they form little balls or pills. Pilling is a direct result of friction (which naturally occurs with movement), so the more you wear an item, the more likely it is to pill. Use the Cashmere Brush between wears to remove lint, fuzz, and hair and to release natural oils that rejuvenate yarns.
Woven Pashmina is best stored folded, not hung.
Pashmina is susceptible to insect damage. Always store items clean to avoid inadvertently providing a ?food source? for bugs.
Prevent bug and moth infestation by storing in a breathable cotton/canvas storage bag with a zip closure.
Storing in plastic encourages yellowing and can trap mildew-causing moisture, a prime environment for bugs.
All techniques are based on textile science. Not all garments perform and react as science would predict.