On a chilly winter’s day, there’s nothing better than a luxurious Cashmere scarf to keep you warm and cozy. Nothing compares to Cashmere’s comfort because it is one of the softest fabrics available. But all that beauty and softness doesn’t come without a price because Cashmere is also one of the most delicate fabrics in the world.
Because of its delicate nature, your Cashmere scarf requires extra care and attention when it comes to storing in between wearings, or seasons. Here’s how to store a Cashmere scarf, so every time you pull it out to wear, it looks just as good as the day you bought it.
Preparing a Cashmere Scarf for Storage After Washing It
If you are washing your Cashmere scarf and letting it air-dry, there are some steps you should do before you store your scarf away. First, once the scarf is fully dry, remove any fuzz balls that might have developed during the washing process. Cashmere is a natural fiber, so it will have pilling when any type of friction is applied.
As a result, de-pilling is necessary before putting away your Cashmere scarf. You can remove the fuzz balls safely using a de-bobbling comb, or a pill-removing razor.
The Best Way to Store a Cashmere Scarf
There are few important considerations that you should keep in mind when storing your Cashmere scarf that will help protect it from damage and preserve its color.
Perhaps most importantly, you will want to store your scarf somewhere dry and cool. This is crucial as the cool, dry environment will help deter destructive moths and prevent damage that can be caused by heat.
To maintain your Cashmere scarf’s shape, you will want to fold it instead of hanging it. Hanging the scarf can cause wrinkles to form and it can often stretch the scarf out.
Place the folded scarf inside a breathable storage bag. The bag will prevent your scarf from rubbing up against your other clothes and accessories, which can damage it, and it allows fresh air to flow through, so moisture doesn’t build up.
Adding a few drops of eucalyptus and/or lavender oils to your closet or drawer will also help keep those pesky moths away, and it will make your scarves and other clothing smell amazing.