Cashmere Q&A - Catherine Robinson Cashmere

Cashmere Q&A

Caring for your Cashmere

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Why are the Catherine Robinson Cashmere products special?

They are a beautiful gift to either send or receive. The quality of my products makes them very special, they are simple elegance and beautiful to wear. I have had customers say ‘they feel special when they wear my ponchos’. For me, it doesn’t get better than that. My cashmere is wrapped in tissue paper and ribbon and I always enclose a personalised, hand-written note thanking my customer for their order and this is presented in a ‘Catherine Robinson Cashmere’ box. My customers love the box as they are then able to store their knitwear in it. It all adds to the enjoyment of the purchase a box of cashmere, what could be nicer?

How do you make sure cashmere lasts a lifetime? How do you wash it? How do you store it?

Like everything that you wish to last a lifetime, you have to take care of it. To ensure your cashmere retains its beauty, you must take care of it. I recommend hand-washing or professionally dry cleaning your knitwear.Our cashmere does wash well on the delicate/hand wash cycle, although many prefer to hand-wash their garments themselves. Make sure the water is lukewarm (30 degrees), turn the knitwear inside out (you can pop in a laundry bag too, if you prefer), squeeze the excess water gently, do not rub or wring the garment. Re-shape and dry flat.

Friction can cause tiny balls of fluff to appear on new garments. This has nothing to do with the quality of the cashmere, it happens to the most expensive you can buy. Regular washing helps to prevent this and a fabric comb used gently will remove any pilling you may have, and, with regular care for your cashmere, this will stop. When storing, remember moths are less attracted to clean knitwear. It is a good idea to store your knitwear in a breathable zipped plastic bag.

Cedar Wood Balls are a must for all cashmere lovers as they are very efficient at repelling moths, mildew and mustiness.

Cashmere care is very important to us and we have a collection of cashmere care products for you to choose from.

Cashmere is the ultimate winter-wardrobe luxury. Can it make a transition to spring too?

Yes, definitely. The beauty of cashmere is it is warm in the winter and cooler in the spring. We have a selection of finer ponchos and wraps which are ideal for Spring/Summer months. Many of my customers love to travel with their ponchos and wraps; it’s the perfect travel accessory!

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