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Caring for your shawls and stoles

The shivering and teeth-chattering winter season is slowly coming towards its close. We provide you a few tips on how to take good care of your woolen garments, so that you are well prepared to face next year's winter.

fashion and trends Updated: Jan 15, 2011 00:30 IST
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The shivering and teeth-chattering winter season is slowly coming towards its close. We provide you a few tips on how to take good care of your woolen garments, so that you are well prepared to face next year's winter.



1. Special care:

Cashmere or pashmina shawls and stoles are sensitive products and must be handled with care for them to have a long life. Always dry clean your cashmere or pashmina, and do not wash at home, as they are too fine to take any kind of wringing or rubbing.



2. Routine wash:

A regular woolen shawl, on the other hand, can be gently hand-washed using a detergent meant for woollens. They should, however, not be brushed, wrung or machine washed. When drying them under the sun, they should be kept on a flat surface and not hung.



3. Wrap it up:

The cashmere and pashmina shawls or stoles must be wrapped and stored in a muslin cloth or in a protective case. Storing them away in plastic covers is not advisable as it may lead to lint or balling of loose yarns on the top surface.



4. Naphthalene free

: Do not store the expensive shawls with naphthalene balls or cakes. Indulge in seeking professional restoration every once in few years.



5. Take care:

Keep them away from any kind of moisture. Iron using a protective cloth and at low temperature.



With inputs from Kulbhushan Ahuja from Ahujasons