Washing machine is not advisable. Cashmere item should be washed gently by hand in cold or warm water, as hot water causes shrinkage or change in its form.
Firstly, turn the cloth inside out and soak it in cold-warm water using mild detergent-preferably the one for wool and cashmere. Wash it by gently squeezing until dirt is removed and rub the collar, edges of sleeves where the most dirt is attracted. Dry clean only when there is deep stain.
After removing the dirt, gently squeeze and remove from water. Then rinse in cold water for several times. After rinsing, gently squeeze without twisting. Dry towel can also be used to absorb excess water. Alternatively, wrap the washed item in towel to prevent misshaping. Squeeze repeatedly in and do not hang.
After washing, the item should be spread on flat surface. Do not hang or stretch before it is fully dried. Keep away from heat generating gear as it makes the cashmere rough.
Low temperature. When ironing wool and cashmere clothes, always use low temperature steam iron on both sides.
Cold water. Rinse the stained area immediately with cold water. Hot water strengthens the stain.
Stain remover is used exceptionally when the stain is not removable by hand wash. It is highly recommended to address the professionals.