Gia Bardot’s Care Card
Gia Bardot cashmere garments are created from the finest, sustainably farmed Italian cashmere yarn. Your Gia Bardot garment will, with the right care, last for many years. To extend the life of your cashmere garment, please follow the washing and storing instructions carefully.
Do not wash your cashmere under running water. Add wool detergent or baby shampoo to a basin of cold water. Ensure detergent is fully dissolved before adding the garment. Turn the garment inside out and soak garment for 5 minutes. Agitate gently and then rinse thoroughly in cool clean water until the water runs clear. Squeeze gently to remove excess water, taking care not to twist or wring out as this will stretch the garment.
Block carefully into shape on a flat surface with a towel underneath. Do not hang wet garments as hanging will stretch it out of shape. Leave it to dry away from direct heat or sunlight. Do not tumble dry.
To de-crease, turn the garment inside out, place a damp cloth over the item and use a hand-held steamer or Iron at the lowest heat setting (max 150 degrees).
Cashmere is a natural fibre. After a day of wearing your cashmere garment, allow it to rest for two or three days in order for the fibres to settle back to its natural form. Pilling is an inevitable consequence of well-worn cashmere. To minimize pilling and snagging, avoid wearing your cashmere garment in close contact with rough-textured clothing, jewellery or accessories that may snag the cashmere yarn. At the end of the season, to ensure your cashmere garment will look as good as new next winter, de-pill using a thin comb.
Wrap your cashmere garment in tissue paper to preserve its original colour and to protect the garment against damp and dust. Store away from direct sunlight, and do not hang. Place cedar balls or lavender sachets nearby to deter moths.