This unique throw from Johnstons Of Elgin is part of their knitted home accessories collection: luxurious cashmere in a jersey-style knit, with a contrast edge for a modern design.
It takes only a little extra care to make sure your Johnston's cashmere keeps its trademark softness for many years to come.
When you wear your cashmere for the first time, you may find small balls of fiber, or pills, forming on the surface. There are not a fault, just loose fibers tangling together where your garment has been rubbing. They can easily be removed by hand or with a cashmere comb. Once removed, your garment will actually consolidate and become softer.
Johnston's recommends dry cleaning wovens like scarves and blankets. Knitwear can be dry cleaned or hand-washed as follows: use luke warm water (95 F) and Johnston's cashmere shampoo. Gently squeeze the suds through the fabric, taking care not to rub the garment too much as this may cause shrinkage and increase pilling. Rinse the garment in cool, clean water, squeezing gently without twisting or wringing. Smooth the garment back into shape, gently coaxing any facings or trims back to the correct size. Dry away from direct heat. Ideally, the garment should be placed flat on a clean towel. Once dry, press it lightly wiht a cool iron. Never tumble dry your cashmere.
If you follow these steps, your cashmere will retain its shape and luxurious touch for many years.