shawls, pashmina stoles and other pashmina products
can be delicately hand/machine washed in cold water
with a light detergent such as woolite. You can also
use comfortable warm water to wash your pashminas
with a good, natural shampoo. They should then be
rolled in a towel to remove excess water and laid
flat to dry.
During the dyeing process, all items
are kept in water between 30 to 60 minutes at a temperature
just below boiling, and are washed twice more, so
do not fear washing pashmina in water.
To remove wrinkles pashmina shawls
should either be steam pressed or lightly ironed under
a pressing cloth. silk/pashmina shawls, however should
be dry-cleaned. Although the contents are natural
products, the silk and raised nap of the fabric cause
silk/pashmina shawls to wrinkle more easily.
Because home pressing can often flatten
raised nap it is best to have silk/pashmina profession
ally dry cleaned.
All our pashmina shawls and other
pashmina products are quite versatile can be worn
just about anywhere in any occasion. The fabric is
extremely lightweight, so they can be safely rolled
up and placed in purses or other small spaces.
We recommend that your pashmina shawl
be cleaned at a professional dry cleaning establishment.
However, they may be carefully hand washed.
To Hand Wash
* Gently remove excess dirt and fiber
by brushing gently with a soft brush.
* Gently hand wash your pashmina
products using cold or warm water and a mild detergent
soap. Shampoo can be used.
* Place pashmina products on a towel
and roll up together to squeeze out excess water.
* Place the pashmina products on
a flat surface and lightly stretch it to its original
shape. Allow the shawl to air dry completely.
* Once dry, you may lightly press
your products with a steam iron and use a very soft
brush to give the pashmina products a soft, plus texture.
SOME USEFUL TIPS REGARDING PASHMINA
1. How to wash your pashmina products?
* Hand wash in lukewarm water using
your hair shampoo. Be sure to dissolve the shampoo
through then put the pashmina products into water.
Rinse with hair conditioner, this would make your
pashmina products or any pashmina garments softer.
Wash colored garments separately.
* Do not bleach pashmina products.
* Squeeze your pashmina shawl gently,
do not twist or wing. Twisting the wet pashmina shawl
would stretch the shape of your pashmina shawl.
* Dry flat your pashmina products
after removing excess water from pashmina products,
away from direct heat and sunlight.
* Press your pashmina products with
damp cloth, using a cool iron, from the inside of
2. How to store your pashmina products?
In order to store your pashmina products
few things has to be remembered. Here we have summarized
few of them:
* Dampness, sunlight and leakages
are very harmful to your precious pashmina products.
So before storing your pashmina products in basements
or attics, always keep in mind that your pashmina
products don't get in touch with dampness, sunlight
and leakages. Fold pashmina products or pack them
neatly in tissue paper or polythene bag and store
them in closet away from light, dust and dampness.
* Cleaning pashmina products before
storage is recommended, as fresh stains that may not
yet be visible will oxidize and become fixed during
storage; they may also be the food for moths. Moths
have a discerning; they feast only on natural fabrics.
Mothballs (naphthalene) and cedar chips are standard
protection from moth infestation of woolens.
* To store a pure pashmina products
during summer, the most important thing is to keep
moisture away, and so please do not store your pashmina
products in a damp place. A well-sealed plastic storage
box (available in most stores) is good enough (be
sure that if there is any moisture inside). Make sure
the box is dry before you put your pashmina products
* To keep the moth away, the first
important thing to make sure that the muffler is clean
before long-time storage. Pay close attention to any
food stains as moths are particularly attracted to
our normal food proteins and cooking oils. Those mothproofing
products are helpful, or simply spray some perfume
on a piece of paper and put the paper next to your
pashmina products inside the box.
3. Few more extra tips.
You can use the following tips to
keep your pashmina products always clean and beautiful:
* Avoid wearing or using the same
pashmina products frequently, allow the pashmina products
two or three days' rest after one day's wearing.
* A silk scarf goes well with pashmina
shawl or stole to and cardigan, to put between your
pashmina shawl or stole top/cardigan and your neck
will also prevent powder or other cosmetics stains.
* Do not wear the pashmina shawls
or pashmina stoles or pashmina scarves or pashmina
mufflers next to rough clothing, metal necklace, bracelet,
belt and rough leather such as crocodile leather bags
because these things may harm your pashmina products.
Dress up your pashmina shawl or pashmina stole or
pashmina muffler or pashmina scarf with silk and pearl
accessories instead of accessories with rough surface.
* Pilling is caused by abrasion during
regular use, it often develops on elbows, on the seat
of skirts, and in areas rubbed by a bag or briefcase,
even seat belt. Soft, fuzzy surfaces are more susceptible
than others. So for pashmina shawl or other pashmina
products, it is normal when pilling develops in some
areas after times of wearing.
* To avoid pilling, it is important
not to rub the pashmina shawl or other pashmina products
with rough clothing, metal accessories, bags and all
kinds of belts. In case you can not avoid the belts
such as seat belts, cover your pashmina shawl or your
other pashmina products with a silk or synthetic fibers
shawl, make sure it has the smooth surface that is
next to your pashmina shawl or any other pashmina
* To remove pills, just manually
pick them off. Do not rub and brush the pashmina products.