Friday, September 19, 2008

Caring for Cashmere

I've upcycled 100% cashmere into a tank top that is both sophisticated and cuddly soft. A very pale gray, this top has machine embroidered flowers on the front, highlighted by clear seed beads. Cashmere will regain its shape after being washed. Repeated gentle washing of cashmere will help it to remain soft. Dry cleaning should be avoided as it may remove the natural oils from cashmere and reduce the luxurious soft feel. Rinse several times when washing and gently roll up into a towel. Lay the top flat to dry. If possible, dry it indoors as light colored cashmere may fade in the sun. If any pilling remains after washing it can simply be cut off with sharp scissors.

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