Pashmina products can last for years – if you take proper care of it. It will even get softer and more luxurious with each wash! Owing to air tight packing in transit during shipping, in rare cases, the natural smell of the Pashmina fibres may not be pleasant for you. It should be aired for an hour or so to remove the smell.
Preferably Pashmina product should be professionally dry-cleaned, at least for the first time. However, it can be best washed by hand in lukewarm water with mild liquid detergent specially formulated for woollen fabrics.
- It is best to wash Pashmina by hand at home. In lukewarm water add a little baby/light shampoo or moderate amount of soft detergent. Make sure the detergent has completely dissolved. Let it soak for 15 minutes. Then wash it gently while being very careful with the hand-tied tassels. Rinse with hair conditioner, this would make your Pashmina product softer. Do not wash with other garments. 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, therefore there is no fear of colour running.
- Do not bleach Pashmina product. Beware of soap! If you are unlucky and your Pashmina gets a stain, do not scrub with soap as the alkaline pH value of soap can do permanent fluffed-up damage.
- Place the Pashmina product on a thick cotton towel and roll up together and gently squeeze out excess water, do not twist or wring. Twisting the wet Pashmina would stretch it out of shape.
- Place the Pashmina product on a flat surface and lightly stretch it to its original shape. Allow it to air dry completely keeping it away from direct heat and sunlight.
- Once dry, Pre-warm your steam iron to a moderate heat. Lay out your Pashmina on the ironing board and cover it with a thin cotton cloth: you want to avoid direct contact between the Pashmina and the iron. Iron the Pashmina from one fringed end to the other. Move the iron up and down, not left and right. Use the steamer liberally. However if it is badly wrinkled it is advisable to dry-clean the Pashmina so as not to lose the vitality of the fabric. Do not put your Pashmina in a tumble dryer.