It’s important to us that our cashmere isn’t just beautiful and of the highest quality, but also easy and wearable. We want you to be able live life and enjoy yourself in our clothing, that’s why all our cashmere is machine-washable.
WHAT IS CASHMERE?
Cashmere wool is obtained from the hair of the Cashmere goats (Capra hircus laniger). Our cashmere comes from Mongolia where 40m goats contend with temperatures below -30°C.
Their coat is made up of two distinct layers - the outer layer and the undercoat. The outer hair of the animal is coarse and waterproof, which serves to protect the undercoat. Only the soft, ultrafine undercoat is used in the production of cashmere.
In the spring, as they start to moult, the goats are combed to remove their fine under hair while leaving the outer coat (guard hair) intact. The combings are then washed and “de-haired” of any stray guard hair, so that what is left is pure cashmere.
Cashmere is soft, lightweight, and yet also very durable and a great insulator.
HOW TO WASH CASHMERE
Hand Washing TipsWe suggest turning it inside out before washing for extra protection.
Machine Washing TipsTurn your garment inside out in a wash bag and choose the most delicate setting for wash and spin – at 30ºC/86F.
HOW TO DRY CASHMERE
HOW TO STORE CASHMEREFold garments or place them neatly in tissue paper or a plastic bag and store them in a closet away from light, dust and dampness.
WHAT IS PILLING?It may seem like a cashmere catastrophe, but pilling is a natural process that happens to all natural yarns after a certain period of wear.
Don’t be afraid to wash your Brodie cashmere. As we’ve said above, it’s simple to machine-wash and we actually recommend you wash your cashmere regularly, especially when you first start wearing, as this can remove excess short fibres making pilling less likely.
For more information on how to care after your cashmere please carefully check the care labels in all of our garments.