There’s an easy way to clean elegant cashmere and silk garments: Have your maid do it. But if you’re not fortunate enough to have a maid who specializes in caring for delicate garments, you might be wondering how you can clean these items yourself. Glad you asked, because we have a few suggestions.
Savvy Tricks for Cleaning Cashmere and Silk
With the help of Unstopables™ and our (younger? older?) sister Downy®, you can refresh your delicate fabrics without taking them to the cleaners—or being taken to the cleaners.
If your garments aren’t labeled “Dry Clean Only,” you can wash them with a gentle Tide® detergent plus Downy and your favorite Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster to get them clean and fresh with a fragrance that lasts longer than most celebrity marriages.
If you can’t get the smell of that sushi restaurant (or fish fry) out of your favorite cashmere sweater or silk scarf, and you don’t want to deal with the laundry, try this Unstopables trick:
Pour a cup of Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster into a sachet and tie it securely.
Attach the sachet to a garment hanger (preferably a hanger with clips).
Hang your cashmere/silk items from the same hanger.
Place a plastic dry-cleaning bag over everything, and let it sit for a few hours.
Remove the bag, save the sachet, and get your silk on—you’re going to smell fabulous.
How to Actually Wash Your Cashmere and Silk
If you are a perfectionist and insist on washing your cashmere and silk garments every time, we respect that. That’s why, with the help of Tide, we’re providing you with some smart tips to help you clean your finest of fabrics.