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Care & Storage Instructions

Basic Care Instructions

Pura Cashmere sweaters can be washed at home safely by following these instructions.

  • Pretreat any stains. 

  • Turn your sweater inside out

  • Fill a sink or basin with lukewarm water. 

  • Add a pH-neutral cleaner that is specially formulated for wool/cashmere. (This is not necessary for cotton sweaters, although you may still want to opt for a milder detergent.) 

  • Submerge the sweater and gently swirl it around for about 30 seconds, then let it soak for up to 30 minutes. (It’s normal for some excess dye to color the water and it will not affect the hue of your garment.) 

  • Drain your sweater and rinse with cool, clean water.

  • Never wring your sweater to dry it. Instead, either gently press it into a ball or roll it up in a clean towel to remove excess moisture. 

  • Lay the sweater flat to dry, reforming it into its natural shape, on a clean towel or drying rack. Keep it away from heat sources or direct sunlight. 

  • Use a steamer (never an iron) to get rid of any wrinkles. 

Additional Instructions & Questions

Can I wash my sweater in a washing machine?

Although Pura Cashmere sweaters can be washed in your washing machine, hand washing is always the best option. If you do machine wash, make sure to use a cleaner specially formulated for wool/cashmere. Turn your sweater inside out and place it in a mesh bag, then wash using cool water and the “delicate cycle.” Reshape your sweater and dry flat away from heat and sunlight.

How to handle pilling?

All cashmere and wool sweaters will pill as a result of friction. To remove pilling on fine-gauge yarns (like cashmere and yak), slide a sweater comb across the pilled area. To remove pilling on heavier gauge items glide a sweater stone over the pilled areas. Be sure to always work in one direction.

Is there any daily maintenance recommended?

Use a cashmere brush between wears to remove lint, fuzz and hair from your sweater and to rejuvenate the yarns. You can also use a steamer or a specially formulated cashmere/wool spray to refresh between washings

What is the recommended way of storing my knitwear?

During the off-season, store your clean wool sweaters folded in breathable bag that zips closed. For freshness and protection from bugs add some cedar chips or store in a cedar chest or closet.