Cashmere Care



Contrary to popular belief, pilling on cashmere is not a sign of poor quality or a design fault. The pilling is a natural characteristic of the long fibres and can be easily removed using a cashmere comb, electric depiller or a sweater stone. Avoid depilling precious cashmere pieces too often as this may result in holes.


Do not hang cashmere as it will de-shape your garment. To keep dreaded moths at bay, we recommend hanging mothballs in your wardrobe. Hanging rosemary in your wardrobe is an effective organic alternative.

Care & Repair

With the softer cashmere, always use a cashmere comb (not a shaver or a de-blobber machine). We find a pony wool comb best (available from Amazon or John Lewis).

After a few wears, comb to remove initial piling.

Wash in a wool wash program no more than 30 degrees with no more tan 800RPM spin. Put cashmere in a netted washing bag (available from Amazon or John Lewis) this protects the garment from being over spun.

We recommend using Johnson's Baby Shampoo, as it's very mild and can be put in the liquid dispenser.

Dry on a flat radiator. You should see that the pile comes up and renews the cashmere. Use a medium temperature on an iron to take out creases.


N.B Our Sally Sommerville Scarves must not be dry-cleaned.