Cashmere is made from goats who live in high altitudes with very cold winters and warm summers. These goats have an outer coat of coarse “guard hair.” As the winter approaches, they grow an under-down of thousands of super-soft, super-fine fibers, concentrated in a small neck-throat area The special fibers are collected during molting seasons when the animals naturally shed their hairs in the spring. These fine fibers are spun together to make cashmere yarn. It takes approximately three goats to make a sweater.
Cashmere knits can be washed.
Be sure to use cool, tepid water. Hot water will make it shrink!
- Use a clear mild soap ... even baby shampoo
- soak, rinse & roll
- soak your garment in tepid water with soap.
- drain soapy water out and refill with clean water. Swish garment around to rinse out the soap. Drain tub and squeeze excess water out. Be sure not to wring or twist the garment.
- lay the garment out flat on a towel and roll it up to remove more excess water. remove garment from wet towel and lay flat to dry.