Cashmere is one of the world’s finest and most luxurious natural fibres. Knitwear made from cashmere requires care and attention but will reward you by lasting a long time. Your garment will continue to feel soft and luxurious wash after wash if it is well cared for.
The cashmere fibre is collected by hand by combing the Kashmir goat during molting season and it takes the fleece of more than two goats to produce one piece of knitwear.
Our cashmere is fully tested by laboratories accredited by ‘The Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute’. By following the wash care instructions on the care label, you should be rewarded with a garment that improves its handle over time.
• Always follow the wash care instructions.
• Wash garments using a non biological detergent or a specialised wool or cashmere detergent.
• It is advisable to wash your garment prior to wear, this will remove loose, shorter length fibres thus minimising the level of surface pilling that may occur during initial wear.
• Always dry away from direct heat, never in front of a fire, on a radiator or in strong sunlight.
• After the first few wears, small surface pills may be visible in areas where excessive rubbing has occurred. These can be easily removed by carefully hand picking or by using a cashmere comb or fabric shaver. Surface pilling does not indicate inferior quality cashmere, it is a result of wearing such a fine fibre.
• Never hang your garment, this will cause it to loose its shape.
• When storing your garment for a period of time we suggest storing you cashmere knitwear in a sealed box or garment bag. Cashmere garments should always be washed and dried prior to storing.
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If you love your
as much as we do, make sure you take good care of it! Here are some handy tips and a step-by-step guide on how to re-wax your jacket.
The outer of our wax jackets are made from 100% cotton, and treated with a wax coating. Cotton is a natural fibre that does not trap moisture and allows the fabric to breathe. It also allows the wax to work into the fabric so that the benefits of the wax – being a barrier from wind and water – are maintained for a longer time. You should re-wax your jacket when necessary, depending on the wear and tear of your jacket from the elements.
Care & Cleaning
Clean your jacket regularly to maintain the jacket’s appearance. To clean, lightly brush off any dirt or soil as soon as possible. If necessary, use a cold damp cloth to sponge wipe persistent areas of dirt.
Please note: this may affect/remove the qualities of the wax.
Some other handy tips for you!
- Do not machine wash or tumble dry
- Do not iron
- Do not rub clean
- Do not use hot water
- Avoid soap and detergents
- Avoid keeping in direct sunlight / any direct heat source for too long
- Keep your jacket on a hanger to maintain the optimum shape and appearance
Re-waxing your jacket
Lightly brush off any dirt or soil, and if necessary use a cold damp cloth to wipe down the jacket.
Heat your tin of reproofing wax – we used Granger’s waxed cotton dressing so that is pliable and easy to apply.
Evenly apply wax with a lint-free cloth, paying special attention to the seams. Take care to not get wax on the corduroy collar or inside of the jacket!
Step Four & Five:
Use a hairdryer to blow over the jacket – this should ensure the even spread of wax. If necessary, re-rub the wax in a circular motion to further even out the wax for a smoother finish.
Allow to dry in a well ventilated area for at least 24 hours.
Please note: It is advisable to do the front and back separately.
In case you missed it, here is the link to our bestselling wax jacket –
Other wax jackets are available online and in store at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill.