Prevent & Remove Pilling
Pilling or Balling are the terms given to the small, fuzzy balls that sometimes form on the surface of a fabric.
Cashmere pills are caused by the tangeling of top hairs on cashmere. Low-quality cashmere is especially prone to pilling, as it is composed of mostly short fibers.
High-quality cashmere products, such as those found at the Cashmere Shop will not pill excessively when properly cared for.
THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT CASHMERE PILLING IS BY WASHING CASHMERE FREQUENTLY.
When cashmere is wet and washed it detangles, settles and returns the fibers smoothly to the surface of the garment. If you do have some pills (it is bound to happen), we recommend removing them by hand before washing and if there are any remaining after you’ve blocked and set your cashmere, take a minute to gently remove the rest. Synthetic materials can agitate cashmere fibers when worn together or worn too tightly around your cashmere, like the inside lining of a jacket. Regular washing helps control any issues with pilling and your cashmere.