No need to head to the nearest drycleaners . . .

Save a ton of money by laundering your cashmere sweaters at home. In fact, gently washing your cashmere sweaters at home will save you money on dry cleaning and prolong the life of your sweater.

How to Wash Cashmere

First check to make sure the sweater doesn’t have any trim or embellishments that will require it to be dry cleaned. If there are none present, pour about a quarter-sized dollop of baby shampoo into a clean sink filled with cool water. Swirl the sweater around the sink for 1 to 2 minutes and then let sit for 10 minutes.  Drain the sink and gently rinse and squeeze until all the soap is gone from the garment.

Now carefully squeeze the water from the garment, and lay it on a towel. Use another towel (you might need two towels) to soak up the excess water. Reshape the sweater and lay it flat to dry.