1. Does cashmere fade?
No, cashmere does not fade, but it is very fragile and needs to be handled with care.
Here are some great tips in keeping your sweaters:
- You don't need to dry clean for every use, just hand wash is using a gentle cleanser (Woolite, baby shampoo) - you can even just spot wash it instead of washing the entire item. Do not wring/twist it! Roll it in a dry towel & lay flat to dry and reshape the item.
- Avoid hanging knits for long periods. Over time hanging will cause many knits to become misshapen.
- Never wear or store a knit that is even slightly wet as this can cause sagging
- Never store a soiled knit, as this can cause deterioration at the site of the stain and attract insects
You can see tips for washing from Martha Stewart here, the above is my mother's tips.