LOVE YOUR KNÜG
CARE FOR YOUR CASHMERE, SILK AND PANAMA HATS
WANT A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP? CARE FOR YOUR KNÜG CASHMERE AND IT WILL CARE FOR YOU.
WASHING YOUR KNÜG CASHMERE
- Turn the garment inside out to prevent pulling and pilling. Soak for a few minutes in lukewarm water, while gently swishing the cashmere around in the water.
- Use a gentle, specialist wool or cashmere shampoo. Ordinary washing powder or liquid is too harsh.
- Rinse thoroughly, and do not wring or twist your cashmere.
- Lay your cashmere item on the middle of a towel. Then roll the towel to remove excess water. Then after a few minutes, place the cashmere on another dry towel and allow to dry flat. Do not hang the item, as they weight of the damp water, can pull and stretch the cashmere.
- Whilst the cashmere item is wet, you can gently push and reshape.
- Once your cashmere has dried, you can iron the reverse if needed. Use a cool iron with a slightly damp cloth. We often find that a good shake is all it needs.
- Do not tumble dry cashmere or dry on direct heart.
- Although we recommend that you hand-wash your cashmere, it is possible to use a machine – but use the delicate cycle at a low temperature.
STORING YOUR KNÜG CASHMERE
- Store your precious cashmere in a breathable storage bag. Somewhere secure where moths cannot get in.
- Never put cashmere away dirty – moths like to munch on stained cashmere.
- Store your cashmere with cedar balls, lavender, or other moth deterrents.
EXTRA TIPS TO CARE FOR YOUR CASHMERE
- Sometimes cashmere will shed some fibres and pilling may occur – especially if you wear your handbag slung over the cashmere. Constant rubbing can cause small amount of pilling. Any pills will naturally disappear during the washing process. A cashmere comb can also remove any excess pilling before washing.
- We sometimes put our precious cashmere in the deep freeze. Put your cashmere in a plastic bag and freeze for 6 hours or so. Remove and defrost, and this can stop moth larvae.
- We also recommend shaking your clothing in the daylight every few weeks, that also helps to get rid of moths and their larvae.
- Keep your wardrobe clean, as moths love dark, dusty corners.
Please keep the spare cashmere yarn and button. If at any point your cashmere has a hole you can then darn it. Instructions to darn can be found on the following links. <insert links>
Alternatively contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and we can facilitate a repair with one of our cashmere specialists.
WANT A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP? CARE FOR YOUR KNÜG SILK AND IT WILL CARE FOR YOU.
- We recommend hand-washing your Knüg silk in cold to lukewarm water with a mild detergent. Squeeze excess moisture out by rolling in a towel, and then hang to dry.
- Never soak, boil, tumble dry, bleach or wring silk - or leave crumpled wet.
- Do not hard rub silk. Marks on the silk should be dabbed lightly with a cloth or sponge.
- Dry your silk away from the sun or direct heat.
- We recommend ironing on the reverse side with warm iron when the silk is evenly damp. When ironing silk with a seam or a rib, use a clean pressing cloth and be careful not to press too hard on the seam. You can finish the right side, using a pressing cloth again, to protect the silk.
- Do not press with steam from the iron or re-dampen your silk, as water staining may occur. If the silk has water stains, then dip it into warm water for a few minutes, dry again as above, and re-iron.
- Badly stained silk is best dry-cleaned.
TOQUILLA STRAW CARE
WANT A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP? CARE FOR YOUR KNÜG PANAMA HAT AND IT WILL CARE FOR YOU.
- Our Panama hats do not roll, but you can pack them in your luggage with clothes in the middle and around the edge.
- To maintain the shape of your Panama hat, be careful of how you pick it up and put it down. When you pick up, use the brim rather than the crown. If you do need to straighten the rim of your hat, we recommend using an iron on low heat with a cloth placed underneath the iron. Or you can use the steam from a kettle to gently shape.
- If your hat becomes dirty, wipe with a soft cloth.
- These are sun hats but if you get caught in heavy rain, dry your Panama hat –but not directly in the sun or with artificial heat, as it could damage the weave and change the colour.
- Brushing your hat will help keep it clean.
- Store your hat in a cool, dark place when you are not wearing it. Storing it in the back of the car next to a window on a hot day is not advised, as extreme heat will cause the fibres to dry and crack.