The good news is that you can wash your cashmere in the machine. Slip it inside a laundry bag, choose your detergent carefully (the milder the better) and wash it cold on a gentle cycle.
Your handwashing how-to.
But why not show your cashmere a little love by hand washing? Immerse in a tub of lukewarm water with baby shampoo and leave it to soak, with the occasional gentle swish, for 20-30 minutes, before rinsing in a tub of clean water. Don’t rinse it directly under the tap or you’ll risk stretching it.
How to dry your cashmere? With a little patience.
However you’ve washed it, there are a couple of unbreakable rules when it comes to drying. Don’t twist or wring your cashmere — you’ll pull it out of shape. Instead, lay it flat on a towel and roll it up to soak up excess moisture. And don’t even think about the tumble dryer. Cashmere hates high temperatures; in fact, it’s so sensitive to heat that it can shrink within minutes. We recommend coaxing the garment back into shape before laying it flat to dry, away from direct heat.