- Regenerated Cashmere
Cashmere wool comes from cashmere-sheep that live under extremely cold conditions in rough mountain areas around the world. The goats have an exceptionally soft undercoat that is collected during spring when the sheep 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 wool. The goats tend to have detrimental effects on the land they graze on due to them pulling up the plants from the roots rather than only grazing the tops. They also have sharp hoves, which damage the land. Therefore, House of Dagmar has chosen to only work with regenerated cashmere made from post-factory waste in Italy. The fibres have been manually selected to create a luxury yarn, resulting in both environmental protection and less use of water.
House of Dagmar uses 100% regenerated cashmere that is made from post-factory waste in Italy, manually selected to create a luxury yarn.
Make it a habit to ventilate your cashmere garments after every use. When you need to wash the garment – let it soak in cool water with mild detergent or baby shampoo for a couple of minutes, agitate the garment gently when washing. Rinse with cool water and squeeze out excess water gently, do not twist. Flat dry on a towel and avoid sunlight and direct heat.
The pilling occurs because the shorter fibers of the wool find their way to the surface of the fabric when the garment is worn and rubbed against itself or other garments – creating pills.We recommend that you make it a habit to remove the pills after washing with a clothing brush or a sweater stone. Over time, the pilling will decrease.
Fold the sweater by putting it flat out on a table with the front down, fold in the arms and then fold the bottom half up so that the bottom hem meets the neck. Never hang your cashmere sweaters – as they tent to get the shape of the hanger if you do so. Before putting it back in the wardrobe, make sure the sweater is clean and completely dry, to keep shape and avoid clothing moths that love luxurious fabrics.