The more care given to your new purchase, the longer it will last. At Laing we have spent hundreds of hours sourcing fabrics, testing and tailoring to help ensure your garments will stay looking good for as long as possible.
Its one part of our commitment to sustainability.
Now, it's your turn to care for your garments to extend their lifespan.
- Do not hang your cashmere it will stretch out of shape. Keep it folded flat.
- Let your cashmere rest between wears. Try to allow it to rest a couple of days between each wear to allow the fibres to relax and air.
- If it needs a little press to get rid of pesky wrinkles, lightly iron on reverse on low with a gentle steam.
- Cashmere, like all wools, does not really need to be washed too regularily. The fibres do not retain odours and over washing can break down the natural fibres. Just lightly air your garment after wearing to keep it feeling fresh
- If you get a small, light stain, do not spot clean. And definitely, don’t rub the stain this can break the delicate fibres. Mix a small amount of stain remover with cold water to dilute it and apply to stain for few minutes and then wash the whole garment.
- Any stain bigger than a light stain - take to the dry cleaner. But do not dry clean your cashmere regularily as it can damage the fibres natural oils.
- It’s best to hand wash your cashmere. Do so by hand in a large tub or hand basin in cold water. Warm or hot will shrink your garment. But do not soak for longer than 10 mins.
- Use a non-enzyme based washing product or gentle hair shampoo (baby shampoo is the best). What’s gentle on your hair, is perfect for cashmere.
- Gently press out the soapy water, rinse in cold water, press out the water again. Roll up in a towel to get rid of the excess water. Then lie flat to dry away from heat and sunlight.
- When wearing, watch out for anything that will rub or catch. The fine yarns are easily broken.
- Piling will occur around areas that the garment is getting ongoing friction -under and down the sides of arms, around cuffs and sometimes across the shoulders/back if you are working in an office chair all day.
- When piling occurs, use a cashmere comb to remove the pills, then hand wash, dry flat and gently steam press.
- Hand wash with cold water with a non-enzyme washing product or gentle hair shampoo in a large tub or hand basin.
- Do not soak for more than 10 mins.
- Rinse until the water runs clean. Lay flat on a towel in its original shape. Gently roll the towel up to squeeze the excess water out.
- Do not leave wet in a ball or the colours could bleed.
- Never use bleach or strong detergents.
- Turn inside out and hang inside or in the shade so you are avoiding natural sunlight. Do not use pegs if you can help it. You’ll find silk dries very quickly, one of the reasons its ideal for travelling.
- Never tumble dry.
- Cool iron on reverse.
- Cotton, especially dark colours, must be washed on a cold/cool wash. Check the settings of your washing machine. Most modern washing machines are pre-set to 30-40 degrees cool/warm. Heat slowly destroys natural fabrics.
- Of course, it’s always best to line dry. It keeps your cotton fresher and stronger for longer.
- If you like the crisp, freshly laundered feel of cotton, give your cotton garment a light press.
- If you lose a button, we’ve supplied you with another one.