At Luella our Cashmere/Wool Blend knitwear is manufactured with Italian yarn, which has a high percentage of cashmere blended with merino wool, and up to 10% synthetic fibre, which might be polyamide or the metallic lurex yarn that features in many of our styles. Our Italian yarns give a luxurious quality and feel, as well as a robustness and longevity that doesn’t always come with 100% cashmere. In order to ensure a perfect wear each time it’s important to take care of your garment.
We recommend washing Luella knitwear by hand using a detergent designed for cashmere, wool or delicate fabrics. Baby shampoo can be a great, gentle alternative. You can also launder your Luella knitwear on a hand wash cycle in the washing machine at no more than 30 degrees. For best results place the knitwear in a laundry net and don’t spin at more than 700rpm. Never wring your cashmere garment – lay it out flat on a towel and gently ease it into shape before rolling it up in the towel to squeeze out any excess water. Then lay it out flat on a drying rack or a clean towel.
Whichever method you choose to wash your cashmere it’s always a good idea to gently de-pill your garment before washing it. Cashmere and wool is always prone to pilling – this is nothing to do with the quality of the product, but more to do with wearing it! Pilling is a natural process caused when the fibres in the yarn rub against each other and form small balls. De-pilling your garment regularly will improve its appearance and maintain its longevity.
Garments with Sequins
Whether you’ve purchased sequined knitwear or sequined linens or cottons, we advise that they should be washed inside out at no more than 30 degrees. If you’re putting them in the washing machine we recommend using a laundry net to avoid any inadvertent snagging of the sequins on other items of clothing.
Linens and Cottons
Linens and cottons are natural fibres and can have a tendency to shrink if washed in water that is too hot. We recommend machine washing at no more than 40 degrees with a gentle detergent. If your linen is either dark in colour, or bright and vibrant, a cold wash will ensure the colours don’t fade.