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What do you wash cashmere in?

(17 Posts)
AndTwoBits Tue 11-Feb-14 08:12:20

I am going to brave it and hand wash my first cashmere sweater later. I cant get my hands on Woolite for wool anywhere, for some reason. What else can i buy? I have fairy non bio already and Woolite "all colours super concentrated" which dh bought as a next best offering. Help! Im a cashmere virgin. What do you use?

Blondieminx Tue 11-Feb-14 08:13:06

I use M&S wools and silk liquid - it smells luffly smile

BikeRunSki Tue 11-Feb-14 08:14:32

Baby shampoo

TulipOHare Tue 11-Feb-14 08:21:37

Woolite or Ecover Delicates.

AndTwoBits Tue 11-Feb-14 08:27:47

Ok thank you for the speedy replies. I might be able to get ecover. Failing that i will get some baby shampoo. Do i use fabric softener after washing yea?

AndTwoBits Tue 11-Feb-14 08:28:51

Thanks blondie but don't have marks near enough by to get that today, but it sounds lovely. Must look out for it.

FrugalFashionista Tue 11-Feb-14 08:32:50

My shampoo and the hand wash program of my washing machine, then towel and flat dry. Works really well.

suntodayplease Tue 11-Feb-14 08:55:19

Second the M&S one, it's lovely

nilbyname Tue 11-Feb-14 08:56:02

baby shampoo here too. terrified of using anything else!

dexter73 Tue 11-Feb-14 08:59:37

I use Waitrose wool Wash and no fabric conditioner.

teta Tue 11-Feb-14 09:09:24

I use Co op delicate wool wash.Don't use fabric conditioner.

AndTwoBits Tue 11-Feb-14 09:45:41

Thank you ladies. Local supermarket has restocked the Woolite so i bought that but at least now I've other options, so ta!

AndTwoBits Tue 11-Feb-14 09:46:12

So glad i asked about the fabric softener.

VillaVillekulla Tue 11-Feb-14 10:00:26

Ecover delicates

VillaVillekulla Tue 11-Feb-14 10:01:50

Woolite will be fine too. Main thing is to keep the water temperature cool. You're washing by hand right? Just a cool hand wash and then wring it out gently and dry flat. If you're really serious about it you can gently blot the water out with a towel.

TravelinColour Tue 11-Feb-14 10:05:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 11-Feb-14 10:15:28

morrisons and tesco do their own make silk and delicates washing liquid as does home bargains

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