ESK Cashmere

Care instructions for your Knitwear

There are many opinions on how to hand wash your sweater, some really good, some really bad and some just an absolute faff.

At our factory over the past couple of decades, we have washed in the region of half a million sweaters so we do feel qualified to give you some sound advice. Here goes.

HAND WASH

Fill your sink with luke warm water and dissolve hand wash soap flakes or hand wash liquid into the water according to the quantities noted by the manufacturer. Gently wash your sweater for a couple of minutes, don't wring, scrunch or stretch whilst washing and then let the water out. Place the sweater on the side or in a basin as you refill the sink with more luke warm water without soap this time, and give the sweater a rinse for another couple of minutes. Let the water out again. Now gently squish the excess water out of your sweater - do not wring , stretch or hold the garment up to get the water out. Place a large towel - double the towel if it's big enough - on a work table and lay the sweater out in its normal flat shape on the towel. Roll the towel up gently and when fully rolled apply gentle pressure all along the towel. Unroll the towel and you should be left with a damp but not wet sweater. Place the sweater on another dry towel on your work table and put it back into shape. Leave to dry in a warm room. Wear with pride.

DO NOT TUMBLE DRY repeat DO NOT TUMBLE DRY repeat DO NOT TUMBLE DRY

MACHINE WASH

Most modern domestic washing machines have a 35 degree hand/wool wash programme. This initially seems to work, your confidence grows but your sweater starts to slowly shrink. And then it ends up in the tumble dryer by mistake, oh dear.

Not recommended, not for our gorgeous sweaters anyway!

DRY CLEANING

Go for it – Win some you time !
Dry cleaning is an absolute must with our Hause range.

PILLING

All woollen sweaters pill, that is, little bobbles appear on the surface of the sweater as you wear it. We are sorry to say this is unavoidable.

We try to help by knitting our Cashmere and wools a little tighter - it stops the surface fibres from breaking free and causing the pilling.

The best thing we can say is that if you look after your sweater it will pass, the pilling will stop.

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