Pashmina products are very durable if cared properly and may last long than other woolens shawls. Owing to air tight packing in transit during shipping, in rare cases, the natural smell of the pashmina fibers may not be pleasant for you. It should be aired for an hour or so to remove this smell.
Pashmina shawls, pashmina stoles and other pashmina products can be delicately hand/machine washed in cold or slightly warm water with a light detergent such as woolite. You can also use comfortable warm water to wash your pashminas with a good, natural shampoo. They should then be rolled in a towel to remove excess water and laid flat to dry.
During the dyeing process, all items are kept in water between 30 to 60 minutes at a temperature just below boiling, and are washed twice more, so do not fear washing pashmina in water.
To iron and remove wrinkles, pashmina shawls should either be steam pressed or lightly ironed under a pressing cloth.
Silk/Pashmina scarves, however should be dry-cleaned. Although the contents are natural products, the silk and raised nap of the fabric cause silk/pashmina shawls to wrinkle more easily. Because home pressing can often flatten raised nap it is best to have our silk scarves professionally dry cleaned.
All our pashmina shawls and other pashmina products are quite versatile and can be worn just about anywhere in any occasion. The fabric is extremely lightweight, so they can be safely rolled up and placed in purses or other small spaces.
We recommend that your pashmina shawl be cleaned at a professional dry cleaning establishment. However, they may be carefully hand washed.
Hand Wash Instructions:
How to store your pashmina products?
In order to store your pashmina products few things has to be remembered:
Store pashmina in a dry, cool and away from sunlight. Dampness, sunlight and leakages are very harmful to your precious pashmina products. So before storing your pashmina products in basements or attics, always keep in mind that your pashmina products don't get in touch with dampness, sunlight and leakages. Fold pashmina products or pack them neatly in tissue paper or polythene bag and store them in closet.
Cleaning pashmina products before storage is recommended, as fresh stains that may not yet be visible will oxidize and become fixed during storage; its vulnerable to moth attacks. Moths have a discerning; they feast only on natural fabrics and are particularly attracted to our normal food proteins and cooking oils. Mothballs (naphthalene) and cedar chips are standard protection from moth infestation of woolens. Or simply spray some perfume on a piece of paper and put the paper next to your pashmina products inside the box.
Few more extra tips
You can use the following tips to keep your pashmina shawl always clean and beautiful:
Avoid wearing or using the same pashmina products frequently, allow the pashmina products two or three days' rest after one day's wearing.
Do not wear the pashmina shawls or pashmina stoles or pashmina scarves or pashmina mufflers next to rough clothing, metal necklace, bracelet, belt and rough leather such as crocodile leather bags because these things may harm your pashmina products. Dress up your pashmina shawl or pashmina stole or pashmina muffler or pashmina scarf with silk and pearl accessories instead of accessories with rough surface.
Pilling is caused by abrasion during regular use, it often develops on elbows, on the seat of skirts, and in areas rubbed by a bag or briefcase, even seat belt. Soft, fuzzy surfaces are more susceptible than others. So for pashmina shawl or other pashmina products, it is normal when pilling develops in some areas after times of wearing.
To avoid pilling, it is important not to rub the pashmina shawl or other pashmina products with rough clothing, metal accessories, bags and all kinds of belts. In case you can not avoid the belts such as seat belts, cover your pashmina shawl or your other pashmina products with a silk or synthetic fibers shawl, make sure it has the smooth surface that is next to your pashmina shawl or any other pashmina products.
To remove pills, just manually pick them off. Do not rub and brush the pashmina products.