How to take care of Cashmere Gloves?
Pre-wash cashmere gloves
Over time, your gloves will need to be cleaned but you will need to make sure you do a pre-wash prep.
Before washing your wool, you will need to ensure all pill balls are removed, you can do this by laying the item on a flat surface and using either a lint, bristled garment brush, electric fabric shaver or a sweater comb to remove them.
You could opt to use a pair of sharp scissors to remove one pill ball at a time, although be careful not to damage the fabric by cutting too close to the surface.
However, pill balls can be avoided by brushing your gloves regularly. In addition, do not allow the cashmere gloves to rub against rough clothing, metal accessories, belts, jewellery, bags or seat belts.
Washing your cashmere gloves
We only recommend washing your luxury fibre gloves by hand.
Turn the gloves inside out before submerging them in a basin of lukewarm or cool water mixed with a completely dissolved detergent, specifically intended for fine garments.
Take your gloves and swish them in the water, then leave to soak for 15-20 minutes. Proceed to drain the water, gently press your gloves, continue the process of adding lukewarm water until the water is clear.
Avoid wringing the gloves. Once you have thoroughly rinsed and removed most of the water, place the gloves on a clean, dry bath towel. Place another towel on top of the cashmere gloves to absorb excess water. Place the gloves on a clean drying rack and let them air dry.
Make sure the gloves are drying away from direct sunlight. Never hang your cashmere gloves as hanging will distort the shape and fit.
Before storing, ensure your gloves are clean and completely dry before storing them, otherwise moulds and mildews will thrive in warm, moist environments.
Place your luxury wool in a breathable zipper bag and in your storage area of choice. Throw in a handful of cedar chips, moth balls or any other effective moth repellent in order to protect your wool by deterring moth and mould activity.
Your storage area should be free from sunlight, dust and dampness.
We do not recommend, however if you HAVE to use the washing machine, then turn your garment inside out in a wash bag and choose the most delicate setting for wash and spin.
Always take note of the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure you use the proper cleaning and care procedures for your cashmere gloves.