How to Use Your Cashmere Comb: Place your garment on a flat, clean surface. Holding the comb at a 90-degree angle to the fabric, gently pull the garment taut and glide the comb over the fabric in the direction of the weave using short, quick strokes. When the comb becomes full, remove the excess pilling and fibers, then continue to work on the garment until all pills have been removed.
Expert Tip: Bulky knits need only a light touch. Use more pressure on tightly woven garments.
Caution: Avoid use stretchy items prone to snagging, such as spandex, leggings, polyester, and similar fabrics. Always test in an inconspicuous area first to ensure the material will not be snagged.
Did You Know? Pilling is Natural!
After wearing your beautiful new cashmere garment several times, you may begin to notice tiny balls of fibers collecting in areas of friction on the garment. Likely locations include beneath the arms, the inside of the sleeves, the seat of the garment, the cuffs, and the collar.
This pilling is caused by wearing (not washing, as some people believe), nor is it a sign of an inferior garment — it’s perfectly natural!
Cashmere, wool, angora, and other fibers shed naturally. As long as you have the tools you need to clear up pilling, you have nothing to worry about. Natural fiber garments are one of the few items in your wardrobe that will look better with age!
How To Store Your Natural Fiber Garments Properly
Always clean your garments before placing them into storage. It’s important to remove oil, sweat, food, and dirt particles, as these will linger in the fabric, damaging the fibers. Not to mention, it will be far more difficult to get out six months later when it’s finally sweater season again!
Before packing away your clothes, launder them using SWIM™ or All Sport. Allow them to dry completely. (NEVER put an item into storage if it has retained even the slightest bit of moisture, as this can encourage mold to grow.)
Place your items into a breathable cotton Storage Bag and place in a closet. Avoid placing them into plastic or cardboard, and do not use drawer liners or contact paper. Plastic can trap moisture, while cardboard and scented papers can attract pests. Cedar balls, like these, can help to discourage pests to keep those beautiful garments safe and snug until you’re ready to pull them out again.
Molly’s Suds is a trusted source for laundry and home care products that adhere to strict ingredient and manufacturing integrity. Whenever possible, we choose to source materials that are organic, eco-responsible, Certified Cruelty-Free by Leaping Bunny, or certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The products we develop are created with the earth in mind and are made to be reused again and again before finally being recycled, whenever possible.
Beyond our care for the Planet, we also passionately care for People. We choose to partner with other female or minority-owned businesses that have goals which align with our own; human safety, eco-responsibility, and giving back.
A few of our partnerships include; Environmental Working Group (EWG), Women’s Voices for the Earth, and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. You can learn more about them here.