ADVICE TO AVOID PILLING
Pilling is a physical process which may occur on the surface of the garment and which can lead to the formation of little uneven balls of fibre called pills: little balls of wool on the garment. It is not an indication of poor quality of the cashmere: the phenomenon is caused by various factors, such as the mechanical stress of repeated rubbing, external pressure and the friction between the short fibres of the yarn. In order to avoid pilling, it is advisable to let the garment rest for at least 24 hours before wearing it a second time to avoid over-stressing the fibre. In particular, it is necessary to be careful of rather protruding and bulky labels on the garments that are worn over the cashmere, removing them in order to avoid rubbing and friction. In order to reduce pilling, the following instruments are useful: brush, razor blade or fabric shaver, to be used with caution in order to avoid tearing or piercing the garment.
At the end of the season, cashmere garments should be washed and, once thoroughly dry, placed in a storage bag and stored in a cool, dry place with good anti-moth protection.