How to care cashmere sweater and silk dress.
The best way to clean cashmere and silk garments is dry cleaning.
Although if you have a spare time you can also hand-wash it.
-Fill the sink or basin up with lukewarm water and add a little bit of the gentle detergent ( you can even use baby shampoo because it is very gentle). Make sure you only use a little bit, and swirl around the soap into the water so it mixes well.
-Wash your items one at a time in the soapy water for about 5 minutes. Gently move them around so the water can work it's way into the knit and wash away any odors. Do not pull the knit or stretch it. Do not rub the knit against itself; this can cause pilling.
-Wash 1 item at a time in the basin, lighter colors first, in case there is any dye bleeding.
-After you have swooshed around the knit item in the soapy water, drain the water and fill it with lukewarm water to rinse the item. Repeat this as many times as you need to so that no soap suds remain.
-Do not rinse the knit item under running water; this can distort the shape of the knit.
-Loosly ball up the sweater or dress into a ball and squeeze out the water by pushing it up against the side of the sink or basin, allowing the water to seep out. Do not ring out the sweater or dress!
-Once the water has seeped out of the item in the sink or basin, lay a flat clean towel down on the counter and place the sweater or dress on it. Lay it flat, and try and remove the wrinkles. Starting at one end, roll the towel up into a tube, pushing gently as you roll it up. This allows the towel to absorb most of the water from the sweater or dress inside.
Unroll and if the sweater or dress still feels quite wet repeat the process with another dry towel.
Once completed, place the item on a mesh drying rack. If you do not have a drying rack, you can set the item over the back of a sofa or cushioned chair to dry, for maxi dresses you can put on the floor.
It is important to note that you do not need to launder your knits after every use. It is possible to wear items up to 5 times before they need to be laundered. Washing items too frequently makes them wear out quicker and can cause them to fade.