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How to store cashmere cardigans

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ginorwine Fri 18-Dec-15 14:36:23

Please could you tell me how to store to prevent risk of moths.
What do you use please, and where did you get it / them from ?
Thanks .

maybemyrtle Fri 18-Dec-15 23:35:45

I pack them in plastic ziplock bags with a mothball (zensect ones, in the orange packs) to keep them company. We have had moths but the cashmere, merino and silk all survived intact this way. Dry clean or freeze before packing away.

Twinklestein Sat 19-Dec-15 00:05:29

You can buy the bags cheaply on eBay.

I don't use insecticide anti moth stuff, I use non-toxic stuff from

ginorwine Sat 19-Dec-15 09:12:04

Are they just called ziplock bags ?

PollyPerky Sat 19-Dec-15 09:34:44

I have some cheap plastic bags from John lewis that are scented with lavender. I don't think lavender is proven to deter moths but I fold the bags up tightly. I have had 1 jumper eaten by moths and suspect it was my fault- they say that moths like clothes that have been worn and not washed and this was an old jumper that I'd sling in the wardrobe after a couple of wears etc ( always over a T shirt so it was never sweaty).

Twinklestein Sat 19-Dec-15 17:02:25

Yes they're called ziplock - google them on ebay. You can buy them in bulk.

You can also get other resealable bags too.

Basically everything I own that is wool or silk is in one of those bags.
You can also get sealable hanging bags for dresses.

Death to the moth. fangry

slondonmum Sat 19-Dec-15 17:30:30

I store them freshly washed/ironed and use Brora zipped clear bags (you can buy them for around 3 quid) and spray with lavender moth stop spray from Lakeland. Touch wood this seems to have worked this year - it's expensive but once bitten twice shy as I lost a beautiful Comptoir cashmere sweater to moths two years ago.

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