Sharon Haver, fashion guru and founder of FocusOnStyle.com, shares tips on the best ways to care for your cashmere sweaters and other cashmere pieces. Dry clean or handwash? "Unless it is something you really got very dirty, the longer you can go without cleaning it, it seems to work better with cashmere," says Haver. "You can handwash it or use a very gentle cycle in a good washing machine that won't beat it up. Use cold water and a delicate laundry detergent, or even shampoo."
Haver recommends putting the cashmere piece in a dryer for a minute or two to air fluff it. "Then lay it down on a towel and let it dry naturally," she adds.
Watch the video above to learn more about cleaning your cashmere as well as how to properly store cashmere and protect cashmere from moths.
Check out Haver's related video to learn more about cashmere and how to shop for it.
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Where does cashmere come from? Why is it so expensive? Is all cashmere created equally?
Not all cashmere is of equal quality, says Sharon Haver, fashion guru and founder of FocusOnStyle.com (see video above).
"Fine cashmere comes from a longer fiber," she says. "What you want to look for in better cashmere is that it has a longer fiber. It will be more sturdy and will have a better drape to it. Cheaper cashmere usually has a shorter fiber and can break or pill and won't last as long."
Check out the Sharon Haver's related video on how to care for and store your cashmere.