How to Get Stains Out of Cashmere. Cashmere comes from goats living in the high and dry plateaus surrounding the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and China. Cashmere can be a tricky material to work with. Follow these steps to clean stains out of knit cashmere fabrics.
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Treat stains as soon as they appear. Use cold water and a stain remover like Zout.
Allow the stain remover to penetrate the stained area. Don't rub it.
Wash the entire garment in cold water, using a hair shampoo or a mild detergent like Woolite. Mix the soap and water before placing the cashmere in the sink.
Squish and press the soapy water through the garment. There's no need to pay special attention to the stain. Keep the garment in a ball or lump.
Press as much water out of the cashmere as possible. Lay it on a towel and roll it up. Press the water out of it. Don't twist it up.
Lay the sweater on a dry towel to dry. Place it exactly the way you want it to dry.
Make sure to clean the sink before washing your cashmere in it. Use a plastic bin to clean your cashmere. Bring your cashmere to a dry cleaner if you're not comfortable cleaning the stain.
Don't hold up or hang up a wet cashmere garment. It will become stretched out. Don't twist or rub the cashmere when cleaning. You'll damage it.