Cashmere Wool Cleaning Instructions


Wool is a natural and “living” material. It is one of the most stain resistant natural fibers because of the protective film which preserves it from dust and dirt. It is easy to care for, but you need to have the right reflex depending on the nature of the stain. By following our instructions, you will be sure to protect your garment from the damage caused by the products of everyday life.

cashmere wool cleaning products
Several companies make cleaners especially for wool

Three Never To Be Forgotten Golden Rules:

  • The faster you fix the stain, the better the results will be. – Never use hot water on a fatty or greasy stain- Never use bleach on a woolen garment
  • Whether you decide to have your garment cleaned by a  professional or not, you must contain the stain.
  • Whatever the nature of the stain, always use a clean, dry cloth. Do not rub too hard so as not to damage the structure of the garment, ( light pressure is sufficient).
  • Once the biggest part of the stain has been absorbed, lightly dab the dirty area with a little cold water, before washing your garment (either by hand,  or in the washing machine, or having it dry-cleaned depending on the maker’s  washing instructions).

A FEW SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS: ALCOHOL (except red wine)

  • Lightly dab the stain with a clean cloth to absorb as much liquid as possible. Then delicately sponge the dirty area with a mixture of the same quantity of warm water and rubbing alcohol.
  • BLOOD
    Quickly dab the stain with a damp sponge, to absorb as much blood as possible. Then very gently dab it with a sponge soaked in pure vinegar, then in cold water.
  • BLACK COFFEE
    Dip a cloth in a mixture of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar, and gently dab the stain. Then lightly pat dry with an absorbent cloth.
  • BUTTER
    Remove as much butter as possible by scraping with a knife or with a  spoon. Then lightly dab with an organic solvent.
  • CHOCOLATE, WHITE COFFEE, TEA
    Firstly gently press the edges around the stain with a cloth dipped in m. Then follow the instructions for black coffee stains.
  • FRUIT, FRUIT JUICE, RED WINE Quickly dab the stain with a cloth soaked in a mixture of rubbing alcohol and water.
  • GRASS
    Gently rub the stain with soap, or lightly dab with a cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol.
  • INK, BALL-POINT PEN
    Lightly dab with mineral oil. Then repeat the operation using a cloth dipped in white vinegar or rubbing alcohol.
  • URINE
    Quickly try to absorb as much of the liquid as possible using a dry sponge, then apply pure vinegar to the stain. Then follow the instructions for blood stains.
  • WAX
    Very carefully remove as much as possible of the wax using a blunt knife or a spoon. Then place a piece of blotting-paper over the stain and iron with a warm iron
  • LIPSTICK, MAKE-UP or SHOE POLISH
    Rub the spot lightly with a cloth soaked in turpentine or spot cleaning spray or fluid. Rinse with mild soapy water.