Ivory Row’s luxurious sweaters are made with the highest-quality yarns from the world’s best mills.
Unlike lower-priced department store sweaters that may only last one season, ours are meant to last far longer. With the proper care, a luxury cashmere sweater should last for years. Since we go to great lengths to use only the finest fibers from around the world, we thought we’d share our many years of experience to ensure that you get the most out of your Ivory Row sweater.
Many cashmere care labels may read “dry clean only,” but hand washing a cashmere sweater will ensure that it not only lasts longer but also gets softer and more luxurious over time.
To wash your cashmere sweater, first turn it inside-out. Immerse it in a solution of cold water and a gentle wool wash product like Woolite or The Laundress. Don’t scrub thoroughly, but instead gently squeeze the suds through the fabric. Never wring or stretch the fabric in any way. Finally, rinse the garment several times in clean lukewarm water until the water runs clear without any traces of detergent.
Do not leave cashmere garments wet. As soon as you can, dry it to prevent odors from developing. Press out the excess water, but do not wring the sweater. Instead, lay it flat on a towel and reshape it as it dries. Allow it to air dry naturally.
Avoid direct heat such as radiators or strong sunlight. Never hang cashmere on a line to dry as this will cause stretch marks and lines. Once your cashmere garment is dry, it can be gently pressed with a cool iron to remove any creases.
Wet cashmere can sometimes take days to dry. To cut the time in half, use a large salad spinner to spin off excess water. Use one with a pull cord; they’re more effective. Then lay flat to dry.
We don’t recommend dry-cleaning your cashmere sweaters unless you need specific stain removal treatments.