At Luella our Cashmere Blend knitwear is manufactured in Italy with Italian yarn. All of our yarns contain at least 50% cashmere, and are blended with either merino wool, or a blend of merino wool and bamboo. The bamboo blended yarn is manufactured especially for us and is exclusive to Luella in the UK.
To ensure our knitwear has a robustness and longevity that doesn’t always come with 100% cashmere, we add up to 10% synthetic fibre to our yarns, which might be polyamide or the metallic lurex yarn that features in many of our styles. Whatever the blend of the yarn, Luella cashmere blend knitwear always has a luxurious quality and feel.
In order to ensure a perfect wear each time it’s important to take care of your garment.
We recommend washing Luella knitwear by hand using a detergent designed for cashmere, wool or delicate fabrics. Baby shampoo can be a great, gentle alternative. You can also launder your Luella knitwear on a hand wash cycle in the washing machine at no more than 30 degrees. For best results place the knitwear in a laundry net and don’t spin at more than 700rpm. Never wring your cashmere garment – lay it out flat on a towel and gently ease it into shape before rolling it up in the towel to squeeze out any excess water. Then lay it out flat on a drying rack or a clean towel.
Whichever method you choose to wash your cashmere, it’s always a good idea to gently de-pill your garment with a cashmere comb before washing it. Cashmere and wool are always prone to pilling – this is nothing to do with the quality of the product, but more to do with wearing it. And if you love it, you’ll wear it often! Pilling is a natural process caused when the fibres in the yarn rub against each other and form small balls. De-pilling your garment regularly will improve its appearance and maintain its longevity. And to ensure your garment keeps it shape, it’s best to store it folded.