caringforcashmereIf you haven't tucked away your cashmere for the season, it's time.

The more cashmere you collect over the years, the more you understand the importance of caring for it. Whether you think moths exist in your home or not, if your cashmere sweater has one spec of food or drink on it, a moth will find it. And a hole will suddenly appear.

There is an easy way to avoid that from happening — keep your cashmere clean.

At the end of the winter season (and in between when needed), I wash all of my cashmere (like colors together; otherwise separately) on the wool cycle with The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo. This is one detergent that I trust to safely clean and preserve my cashmere.

Once everything is washed, hung to dry and ready to store, I place everything neatly into an airtight container.

My friend sadly discovered her Brunello Cucinelli cashmere sweater hole ridden this past fall when bringing out her cashmere. I cannot tell you how sad that made me. It's easy to prevent if you follow two simple steps: wash (dry clean is fine, but I prefer washing) and store (airtight).

It's not too late — wash and store today.

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