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Ironing Cashmere - How to Dry and Iron Your Cashmere Gently

In this article of our care series, everything revolves around how to iron your cashmere without straining the delicate fabric and what else you should consider for an all-round gentle drying. The right care for cashmere is especially important so that the precious wool retains its unique properties and remains a loyal companion for many years. In our care series we have already answered the most important questions about washing and storage. If you have ever wondered whether you can iron cashmere and what else you should pay attention to when drying and ironing, you can find out here.

Ironing cashmere - the right way to do it

Oh, what a shock, a stain! Find out how to wash your beloved cashmere jumper without stressing the delicate fabric in our article "Washing cashmere - What you should consider for the next wash cycle". After washing, the good piece must of course also dry. But here, too, caution is advised. To ensure that your cashmere piece does not lose its comfort even years after purchase, there are a few points you should pay attention to.  

Even though cashmere creases and wrinkles less than other textiles, it can happen that you find unattractive wrinkles in your cashmere jumper. However, you can remove these in no time at all. Here we show you how to iron your cashmere piece most gently.

Select the lowest setting on your iron for wool and silk. You should avoid direct contact between the hot iron and the precious cashmere fabric at all costs. Instead, simply place a damp cotton cloth between them. This preserves the fluffiness of the soft precious wool. If you use a steam iron, you should hold your cashmere blanket or jumper at a distance from the steam. Make sure that the hot iron does not touch the wool directly. The steam will straighten the hairs of the textile and your cashmere piece will look like new.

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Caution: Make sure that the steam from the iron is not too hot.

Gently Dry Cashmere

It is important that you do not wring out the fabric heavily after washing, as this can damage the delicate fibres. Cashmere prefers to dry lying on a towel. By drying lying down, you avoid unwanted wrinkles from forming and at the same time prevent your jumper from wearing out. However, make sure that you do not leave your beloved piece directly in the sun or near the heating.

We do not recommend tumble drying your cashmere wool. If you want to give your cashmere a little extra fluffiness, we have an insider tip for you. For an extra soft finish, place the cashmere piecebriefly in the dryer on the cold air programme.

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Especially important: On the internet you can find some tips and tricks to save shrunk garments. If you are struggling with the fact that your cashmere has shrunk, we can say from experience that there is unfortunately no way back for the beloved cashmere piece.

Cashmere with silk content

Do you have a cashmere-silk jumper and want to iron it? Ironing silk also requires caution. Silk, like cashmere, is very sensitive to temperature, so always take care not to let it come into contact with too much heat.

  • Turn the garment inside out first to maintain the shine of the surface.
  • To be on the safe side, you can also place a light-coloured cotton cloth or parchment paper between the iron and your garment.
  • Be sure to select the lowest setting on the iron.
  • If not all wrinkles have disappeared after ironing, hang the textile in your bathroom: the humid air will remove the remaining wrinkles.


  • After washing, gently squeeze the fabric with a dry towel and let it dry lying down. When hung up, the material may warp.
  • Drying in the dryer is taboo! However, you can tumble dry your cashmere garment for a short time on a cold air programme to give your cashmere an extra soft finish.
  • Select the lowest setting on your iron.
  • Place adamp cotton cloth between the iron and the cashmere fabric.
  • Direct contact between iron and cashmere wool should be avoided at all costs.
  • Make sure that the steam is not too hot.
  • For cashmere-silk blends, also make sure to set the iron to the lowest setting.
  • To be on the safe side, you can put a light cotton cloth in between.