How to properly use a cashmere comb
Even the highest quality wool and cashmere garments can pill, the key is caring from them properly. The Ms BROWN Wool & Cashmere Comb gently removes pilling with a double-sided mesh edge – an environmentally friendly way to ensure your garments look beautiful for years to come.
Whether you are resting your cashmere for the summer, or preparing your winter wardrobe, use the Wool & Cashmere Comb with the Ms BROWN Wool & Cashmere Wash to cleanse, soften and refresh your natural wool fibres.
Step 1: Wash
Prior to de-pilling, wash your garment to settle the fibres. Refresh your woollen and cashmere garments with the Ms BROWN Wool & Cashmere Wash, either by hand in lukewarm water, or on a gentle machine cycle. Washing not only prepares your garments for the cashmere comb, but also lightly scents garments with Eucalyptus and Lavender, acting as a natural moth deterrent. Always ensure your garment is clean before storage to prevent moths being attracted to any dirt or residue left on the garment.
Step 2: Dry
Never wring the water out of your woollen, mohair or cashmere garments. Instead, slightly squeeze the garment into a loose ball shape and push against the side of your basin or wash bucket to release water.
Lay your garment flat on a towel and roll the towel to absorb any additional moisture (you may need to use two towels in this process). Unroll the towel and place flat, in the shade, for the knit to completely dry. This will maintain the shape of your garment, whereas hanging will stretch the fibres, resulting in an unwanted fit.
Step 3: De-Pill
To use the Ms BROWN Wool & Cashmere Comb, lay your garment on a flat, stable surface. First, select an inconspicuous area to test – high on the inside of the arms, or the side of the ribs – and gently glide the comb in one direction in short strokes, methodically moving around the garment. Bulky or loose weave knits will require a lighter touch, while tighter weaves and lighter knitwear can handle a heavier hand.
The abrasive mesh will collect pilling and lint, so to maintain optimum performance, clear the mesh once build up appears during use, and following use.
Keep a Ms BROWN Wool & Cashmere Comb handy in the laundry, bedroom and handbag, for touch ups on-the-go. Shop the Ms BROWN Wool & Cashmere Comb here, or for the ultimate in cashmere care, shop the Ms BROWN Wool & Cashmere Care Duo here.