- Regenerated Cashmere
Cashmere wool comes from cashmere goats that live in extremely cold and harsh conditions in mountainous regions worldwide. The goats have an exceptionally soft undercoat that is collected during spring when the goats shed their winter wool. It takes approximately two years to collect enough wool to produce one cashmere sweater.
Cashmere is a breathable fibre that improves with age if cared for properly. However, cashmere is roughly 100 times more damaging to the environment than conventional wool. Cashmere goats have detrimental effects on the land they graze since they tend to pull the plants they eat from the roots rather than only grazing the tops. They also have sharp hooves, which damage the land. Therefore, House of Dagmar only works with regenerated cashmere made from post-factory waste in Italy. The regenerated cashmere fibres are manually selected to create a luxury yarn, resulting in environmental protection and less water use.
House of Dagmar uses 100% regenerated cashmere made from post-factory waste in Italy, which is manually selected to create a luxury yarn.
Due to the wool fibre's wax like coating and naturally dirt-repellent qualities, airing out the garment regularly and using a cloth to remove minor stains is often sufficient for maintenance. When you need to wash the garment – let it soak in cool water with a mild detergent or baby shampoo for a couple of minutes, and gently agitate while washing. Rinse with cool water and lightly squeeze or roll the wet garment with a towel to remove excess water. Lay flat on a dry towel. Avoid direct heat and sunlight. Always follow the specific instructions on the garment's care label.
Pilling occurs when shorter wool fibres find their way to the fabric's surface when the garment is worn and rubbed against itself or other clothes. We recommend removing the pilling after washing with a clothing brush or a sweater stone. The pilling will decrease over time.
Fold the sweater by putting it flat out on a table, front down, fold in the arms followed by the bottom half so that the bottom hem meets the neck. Never hang your cashmere sweaters as they tend to form to the shape of the hanger. Make sure the garment is clean and completely dry before putting it back in the wardrobe. This will help keep its shape and avoid pests and clothing moths that love luxurious fabrics.