How To Wash Your Pashmina

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So you've gone ahead and decided that; Yes! These beautiful Pashminas are just what I've always wanted!; But now that you've treated yourself to this delightful luxury, you may be losing your smile a bit in worrying about how you're possibly going to know how to take care of this beautiful and practical woolen wrap. Or you may even be slightly deterred from making such a valuable investment because you're afraid that with all the low maintenance associated with the rest of your wardrobe, you'll never be able to take proper care of this gorgeous shawl.
Well then, Never Fear! We've taken your worries into account and are here to give you all the wonderful advice you'll ever need to know about pampering your Pashmina so that it always stays in perfect condition.

Pashmina Cleaning DO's

  1. WASHING: Wash it by hand in luke-warm water. Soak it in soapy water for a little while, and then swish it around while gently rubbing soiled areas. Then rinse it through two or three times until there's no more soap left. As you rinse and then finish washing, you never want to wring our Pashmina. The fabric is sensitive to pressure, and rough handling, especially while wet will cause deformities in the Cashmere weave.
  2. DRYING: To Dry, spread it out on a drying rack, but make sure it's evenly spread across the rack, rather than simply hung, because hanging while wet stretches the fabric.; Another option if you don't have a rack is just to get a dry towel and let dry on the towel.
  3. IRONING: Now, your Pashmina is clean! But you'll probably notice a great deal of unsightly wrinkles populating your Pashminas surface. This is perfectly normal. Just place your precious Pashmina between two towels on medium heat and iron those wrinkles away!
  4. STORAGE: Ahhhh, how wonderful it is to now have a delightfully clean Pashmina again! For safe keeping, make sure you store your Pashmina in a way that doesn't bunch it up. Fold it neatly and either place it on a hanger of keep it on a shelf.

Pashmina Care DON'Ts

  • Get velcro anywhere near your Pashmina. It'll rough up the fabric.
  • Put your Pashmina in the washing machine. This is a cardinal rule of caring for your Pashmina. Refer to the directions on the other side of this pamphlet to see how to wash your shawl by hand.
  • Rub the shawl vigorously. When you are hand washing your shawl, just gently swish the shawl around. The fibre is somewhat delicate, and needs as little friction as possible.
  • Pull the fibres when they snag; gently stretch the affected area so the thread will fall back in place.
  • Wash it in warm / hot water. This could cause shrinking. Only use lukewarm (more on the cool end) water
  • Iron it directly (Look at cleaning step 3).
  • Wrap it up or fold it carelessly when you put it away. This could cause unsightly wrinkles. Preferably hang your Pashmina somewhere with as little folds as possible.
  • Let it get bleached out in perpetually radiant sunlight. Store it away from direct sunlight.