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How to clean cashmere without it shrinking

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JessicaCH Sat 08-Oct-16 14:46:55

I find that cashmere jumpers ALWAYS shrink when washed, even if I handwash them in cold water. I'm wondering about steam cleaning them (with a hand held steam cleaner) - does anyone know whether that would shrink them? (As steam is hot and wet, I'm thinking it might!) Thanks for any advice!

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sat 08-Oct-16 14:51:03

Definitely don't steam.
Gentle handwashing in lukewarm water followed by drying flat at room temperature isn't shrinking mine so I am not sure why you're having trouble - maybe it's a different make of cashmere. Mine is Pure and I have been very impressed with the quality.

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