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What product do you use to wash your cashmere

(27 Posts)
PollysPoppy Sat 07-Jan-17 10:42:28

My Pure shampoo is finished so need to replace. Any recommendations please.

Artandco Sat 07-Jan-17 10:44:29

I just use woolite

HowardMoonsJazzTrumpet Sat 07-Jan-17 10:45:49

I use woolite.

Verydownaboutitall Sat 07-Jan-17 10:47:56

Liquid soap flakes

MrsTrentReznor Sat 07-Jan-17 10:51:42

I use soak. It's sold at yarn shows to us knitters that are obsessed with posh yarns! 😂 lots of lovely scents, it's quite costly, but lasts absolutely ages.
I do my bras in it too.

AFierceBadRabbit Sat 07-Jan-17 11:38:42

Have used woolite, APC fine fabric care and johnsons baby shampoo.

Baby shampoo works best for me, esp with merino & silk.

APC never again really because it's such an odd, unfresh smell.

HowardMoonsJazzTrumpet Sat 07-Jan-17 11:43:10

Speaking of funny smells - I hate the weirdly 'farty' smell of wet cashmere and merino. Especially merino. Horrible

LindyHemming Sat 07-Jan-17 11:47:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JanetStWalker Sat 07-Jan-17 15:43:29

I've got some £££ stuff from The Laundress, don't bother trying it, it's nothing special at all.

lovelearning Sat 07-Jan-17 16:08:58

Particularly prior to storage

Wash woollens with Eucalan

Eucalyptus oil is a natural moth inhibitor

Eucalan - No Rinse Delicate Wash - Eucalyptus 100ml Bottle - Product Description

CointreauVersial Sat 07-Jan-17 16:51:02


PollysPoppy Sat 07-Jan-17 17:36:43

Thanks everyone .... I did start off with Woollite but the Pure people tokd me I need a cashere shampoo! Will check out the other suggestions though!

Monkeyface26 Sat 07-Jan-17 17:44:26

Thanks for that tip lovelearning. I have had a moth problem this year & am bereft at the loss of so many favourite sweaters so many £££.
Eucalan, here I come.

RubyPumps Sat 07-Jan-17 17:49:40

lovelearning how strong does Eucalan smell Pls...the website says it's "good for men" so I'm wondering if that's alluding to an overpowering eucalyptus scent.

onthelevel Sat 07-Jan-17 17:56:14

I use any supermarket own brand, silk/ wool delicates washing liquid, I always use the cold wool wash programme in my washing machine with good results!

RubyPumps Sat 07-Jan-17 17:56:36

monkey that's happened to me a long time ago. Since then I store each item separately in a large ziplock. It's never been a problem since.

However, one can never bee to careful. Hence my interest in the Eucalan wink

Artandco Sat 07-Jan-17 18:13:47

I never hand wash either. All cashmere thrown in washing mashing on 30 degree wool wash setting. With woolite.

RandomWordsandaNumber5 Sat 07-Jan-17 18:16:38

Another vote for Woolite. I hand wash then roll the garment in a towel to get rid of some of the moisture and then dry flat. No disasters yet.

Bobochic Sat 07-Jan-17 18:19:11

Woo lite, in my Siemens washing machine.

MaryManchego Sat 07-Jan-17 18:19:28

Eucalan has quite a nice mild scent. It comes in other flavours too, I like the grapefruit one. You don't need to rinse so quite easy (I haven't got cashmere jumpers but a knitting habit)

RubyPumps Sat 07-Jan-17 19:08:50

Thanks Mary I'll try that one the smell of grapefruit.

aniceearlynight Sat 07-Jan-17 22:05:12

Johnson's Baby Shampoo in a ball dispenser in the machine with cashmere in a net laundry bag on a cold wool wash. Dry flat on a towel. No holes yet!

FurryLittleTwerp Sat 07-Jan-17 22:09:54

I use supermarket own brand delicate wash stuff, either hand washed or for less precious things, in a cool wool wash.

Only disaster I've had was when using a "dry clean at home in the tumble dryer" thing & shrank a favourite jumper to doll-size sad

PollysPoppy Sat 07-Jan-17 23:13:32

The one and only time I put my (then one and only) cashmere sweater in the machine, it shrank. Now it's handwash, fold in a towel on top of aga and then hng on drying rack when almost dry. Seems a faff but itsn really. Like the sound of a grapefruit wash!!

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 08-Jan-17 09:01:28

I use hair shampoo & conditioner on wool & silk.

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